Uber Vehicle Requirements: Boise, Idaho

Uber Vehicle Requirements Boise Idaho

There are three different Uber Services available to Idaho residents and drivers. They are UberSELECT, UberXL, and UberX, and UberSUV.

 

 

Requirements for all Uber Cars in Boise

Uber Vehicle Requirements Boise

Uber is always looking for more good drivers. In that spirit, the vehicle requirements aren’t too stringent. Here are a few mandatory things your car must be able to have/pass, regardless of which Uber you ultimately sign up for.

 

  • The vehicle must be 15 years old or newer. Some services, such as UberBLACK or SELECT require significantly newer vehicles.
  • Your vehicle can NOT be a 2 door vehicle. It must have four doors, or be a minivan. But not a full size van either. More on this here: Can You Use a Two Door Car for Uber?
  • It can’t be a rust bucket, covered in branding, clearly a taxi, or ever have been a Ford Crown Victoria.
  • Your vehicle can’t have a commercial wrap, or any large noticeable advertisement on it.
  • Your car can’t have a disgusting interior. Think torn seats, Pepsi stains on the carpets, or generally unpleasant odors.
  • It has to look stock on the outside, with high quality paint. Your vehicle will be rejected if the paint is oxidized. You also can’t have a door or hood that’s a different color than the rest of the vehicle. A typical high volume paint shop, such as Maaco, can paint a hood or door to match for a couple hundred bucks. It might not look perfect, but it’ll get you past the Boise Uber Inspection.
  • Uber also says that they won’t let vehicles in with “aftermarket modifications”. Think of a vehicle that has huge spoilers, loud exhaust, giant rims, or anything else that’s going to take away from a really pleasant ride.
  • You must carry an insurance policy on the vehicle. Uber does carry a liability insurance policy “on behalf of U.S. partners”. You still must meet all applicable Boise law when it comes to auto insurance.
  • Your vehicle must have working windows and an air conditioner.
  • It can’t have a salvage title, or be rebuilt.

 

UberX Vehicle Requirements: Boise

An UberX in Boise is required at most 15 years old. In addition to all the requirements listed above, here are the UberX specific vehicle requirements for Boise.

  • Vehicle must be able to carry at least 4 passengers not including yourself.
  • In Boise, a driver must carry their own insurance policy that conforms to all applicable State and Federal Laws.
  • The vehicle must have a fully functional A/C and all the windows must work.
  • Can’t be a full size van or truck.
  • Must be a four door sedan.

The vehicle should be a four door sedan. If you have a larger vehicle, like the Toyota Sienna, you can still use it for UberX in Boise. You would want to sign up to drive for the UberXL service. It’s not an either or. If your car is qualified for UberXL, you can still pick up UberX riders.

For more on the general car requirements for UberX, please see Uber X car requirements.

 

UberXL Vehicle Requirements: Boise

The UberXL car requirements in Boise are pretty much the It has to be a six passenger van or SUV. It can’t be a taxi cab, full size truck, or full sized van. According to Uber it must have “Independently opening doors”. The vehicle must be at most 15 years old.

UberXL is a lot like UberX. It’s not as as difficult to get into as Uber SUV. Here are the UberXL Vehicle requirements for Boise:

  • Vehicle must be able to carry at least 6 passengers, not including yourself..
  • In Boise, a driver must carry their own insurance policy that conforms to all applicable State and Federal Laws.
  • In Boise, a driver must carry their own insurance policy that conforms to all applicable State and Federal Laws.
  • The vehicle must have a fully functional A/C and all the windows must work.
  • Can’t be a full size van or truck.
  • Must be a mini van or SUV.

Typical vehicles that qualify as an UberXL include: Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Toyota Highlander.

Here is a more in depth on the general UberXL vehicle requirements.

 

UberSELECT

UberSELECT is something of Hybrid between UberX and UberBLACK.  It does not require you to carry commercial vehicle insurance and registration.  This makes it a great option for someone with a higher end vehicle that can’t currently get into UberBlack.  Here are the specific requirements for UberSELECT in Boise.

  • All vehicles must be model year 2013 or newer.
  • No cloth interiors.  Must be leather or vinyl.
  • Minimum of 4 passengers must sit comfortably in the vehicle.  This does not include the driver.
  • The vehicle and interior DO NOT have to be black.

Wrapping Up

Boise is a great place to drive for Uber, and the car requirements for driving here can be stringent with the sticker and insurance. But don’t let that discourage you. There’s a lot of money to be made. Good luck!

P.S. Here’s Uber’s official Idaho page. This page goes into more depth than it does. But it wouldn’t hurt to take a look.

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