What is an Uber vehicle partner? [Complete explanation]

What is an Uber vehicle partner
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Uber doesn’t have its own fleet. Drivers use their own cars. But not everyone has a car that meets all of Uber’s vehicle requirements. That’s why Uber works together with local car providers to offer payment plans that suit an on-demand driver’s needs.

At Splend, we specialise in providing cars as well as dedicated support, so that our members not only have an Uber-ready car, but all the means to be successful on the road from day one.

Uber vehicle partners FAQ

What is an Uber vehicle partner?

A company that partners with Uber to provide flexible PCO car hire and Rent to buy plans to their drivers.

Can every car company be an Uber vehicle partner?

No, not every car company can become an Uber vehicle partner. They need to offer rideshare-compliant cars and must be approved by Uber.

How do I know if a company is an official Uber vehicle partner?

Look for the Uber logo on the company’s website, and other Uber trademarks in the company’s advertising. You can also ask the team at your local Uber GreenLight Hub or Ignition Centre.

What are the benefits of an Uber vehicle partner compared to a private rental?

There are a number of benefits in using an approved Uber vehicle partner compared to a private rental. These include;

  • The special rideshare insurance and other mandatory car paperwork is included, always up-to-date, and in sync with the special regulations
  • Your car meets all the industry’s technical, environmental and safety standards
  • The staff can help you with any question—not only about the car but also about on-demand driving

How long does it take to get a car from an Uber vehicle partner?

If you’re already an Uber driver and have the money at hand to cover the start-up costs, you can get started on the same day you sign your rental agreement. If not, the rideshare specialists can help you with detailed guidance on how to get started with Uber as quickly as possible.

About Splend

We’re Rent to buy specialists enabling people to make money by driving. Our vision is a future where every on-demand driver can be successful.

We can set you up with a brand-new or new-model car on a Rent to buy plan, and provide the training and support you need to become a more profitable, safer, and fulfilled driver.

Don’t take our word for it—Uber drivers rate us excellent on Trustpilot.

Come and say hello at our Member Support Centre at 393 Edgware Road Cricklewood, London, email us, or give us a call on 0333 016 4331


Balazs Szekely

Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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