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Rent a car for Uber in Perth

How to rent a vehicle to drive for Uber in Perth and earn money on your own terms.

Renting a vehicle to work for Uber puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to earning your own money. Uber provides the flexibility of working your own hours and driving to the locations you choose.

How does renting an Uber vehicle in Perth work?

In order to rent an Uber vehicle for Perth, you must be a registered Uber driver.

There are a variety of rental services to choose from that can help you get on the road with Uber, and the one you choose will depend on your personal circumstances.

How to get started

First, you need to figure out your budget, and how to pay for the rental vehicle if you have a bad week with few or no pickups.

While it's possible to make good money driving for Uber, especially in a city like Perth, you may find your earnings vary from week to week.

Before you start looking into renting a car, you should do a rough calculation of the costs and compare it to how much you're likely to make as an Uber driver. If you're satisfied you can make a decent income after costs, you should then start comparing your Uber car rental options.

What are the benefits of renting a vehicle to drive for Uber in Perth?

Some of the features included in a rental vehicle for Uber in Perth include:

  • Limited or unlimited kilometre options. Depending on the rental vehicle provider you decide to go with, you may be offered unlimited kilometres or limited kilometre options. With these two options available, it puts you in control of how much you can earn.
  • Range of vehicles. With many new vehicles on offer, you are able to decide what vehicle you feel comfortable driving. Smaller cars have smaller fees, but the larger cars allow you to carry more people. Choose wisely!
  • Option to take a break. Since you pick the dates you want to rent the vehicle for, you do have the option to take a break. Some vehicle rental services offer “pay holidays” after a year of renting your vehicle from them so that allows you to take a break from driving for Uber.
  • Get paid weekly. Partner up with Uber and benefit from getting paid weekly.
  • Use the vehicle for Uber or for personal use. Depending on the vehicle rental lender, you are able to use the vehicle for personal use as well as driving around for Uber.
  • Upfront fees. Some providers like Splend are upfront and open about the fees that they charge for rental vehicles for Uber, which can help you make your decision more easily.

What are the costs?

When you rent a car for Uber, your rental fee will often cover comprehensive car insurance and being able to use the car for personal use, but this depends on the rental service that you choose. If insurance isn't included, you'll have to take out your own policy instead.

Another cost that needs to be accounted for is fuel, as this is not included in the rental fee.

Finally, think about how long you'll want a vehicle, as this is an important condition for any rental agreement. Depending on how long you plan on renting the car for, it may be cheaper to take out a car loan and buy a car outright instead of renting.

Once you've determined all this, you can compare your Uber rental options and then sign up with your preferred lender.

Summary of costs

  • A weekly or monthly rental fee. This fee includes comprehensive car insurance and sometimes 24/7 roadside assistance.
  • A fee per kilometre. If you go over your limited kilometre rate, a fee can be charged per kilometre.
  • An excess fee. If you get into a car accident with the rental vehicle, you will be required to pay an excess fee.
  • Other fees and charges. Some rental vehicles charge you for leaving cigarette butts in your vehicle when you return it, and charge a late fee per hour. These are things to consider while looking for a rental vehicle.

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How do I sign up to rent an Uber vehicle?

In order to be eligible for a rental vehicle with Uber, you must meet the following:

  • Be a registered driver with Uber
  • Have an Australian driver’s licence
  • Be over the age of 18 or 21. This varies depending on which lender you choose.

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Some documentation you might have to provide includes:

  • A copy of your driver’s licence.

Before renting a vehicle to get on the road with Uber, it’s important to consider which rideshare rental services meet your own individual needs.

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    ShaneMarch 6, 2019

    I live in Perth Western Australia, am currently in a crap job, and I have been told by a person who claims she has friends who drive for Uber and are earning between $1000 to $1200 per week. They are also renting the cars. Is this true and is it actually worth while driving for Uber?

      ValMarch 6, 2019Finder

      Hi Shane,

      Thank you for leaving a question. Thank you for showing interest in being an Uber driver.

      In order to be eligible for a rental vehicle with Uber, you must meet the following:
      Be a registered driver with Uber
      Have an Australian driver’s licence
      Be over the age of 18 or 21. This varies depending on which lender you choose.

      It will be worth driving for Uber so long as you have considered the features and learned about the traffic around Perth. Here are some features/benefits of it:
      Limited or unlimited kilometre options
      Range of vehicles
      Option to take a break
      Get paid weekly
      Use the vehicle for Uber or for personal use
      Upfront fees

      Hope this helps.


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