Looking To Drive For Uber In Miami? Here Is What You Need To Know

drive for uber in miamiIf you are looking to drive for Uber in Miami there are a few things that you need to know before you go and sign up. You need to know the Uber services that are available for drivers, you need to know of course whether or not you qualify and your car qualifies, and you need to know where and when you can drive to make the most money.

To start things off I’m first going to go over the general requirements of Uber so that you don’t waste your time trying to sign up when you aren’t going to qualify to begin with. I wouldn’t worry much thought, Uber is pretty lenient when it comes to hiring.

Uber Requirements For You As A Driver

These are the general requirements that you must meet to drive for Uber regardless of your location…

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be able to pass a background check (you will have to provide your SSN)
  • Must have at least 1 year of driving experience (at least 3 years if you are under the age of 23)
  • Must have a clean driving record (they will check)
    • No more than 3 incidents in the previous 3 years
    • No DUI or reckless driving in your lifetime
    • No speeding tickets for driving in excess of 20mph in the past 3 years
  • Must have an in-state driver’s license

If you pass these requirements the next thing to make sure of is that your vehicle meets the requirements.

Requirements For Your Vehicle

The bare minimum vehicle requirements for you to drive for Uber anywhere in Miami or South Florida includes…

  • Vehicle must be no older than 2007
  • Must have at least 4 doors and be able to hold 4 additional passengers
  • No cosmetic damage (you can get away with minor damage for Ubers cheaper driving services)
  • No marked cars or commercial branding (no taxis, police cars, cars that promote a business, etc.)
  • Windows and A/C must work
  • Cannot be salvaged or rebuilt

If your vehicle meets these basic requirements then you can sign up for at least one of Uber’s driving services. But you and your vehicle might qualify for some of Uber’s more luxurious services where you can make more money.

What All Uber Services Can You Drive For In Miami & South Florida?

In this part of Florida you can potentially drive for UberX, UberXL, UberLUX, and UberLUX SUV. And I’ll go over each in case you are unfamiliar with them.

UberX – This is the basic Uber service that is probably what you think of when you think Uber. All you need is a 2006 or newer sedan that meets all of the requirements I went over above. This service gets the most requests and is the easiest to qualify for, but you also make the least amount of money per trip.

Some popular cars that are used for this service include the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Ford Escape, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Optima, Kia Sorento, Mazda3, Mitsubishi Lancer, Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, and Volvo S60.

UberXL – This is the “big” version of UberX. Here you need to have a SUV or Minivan that is 2006 or newer. It must be able to hold and additional 6 passengers (not including yourself) and its 4 doors (at least) must open independently. This XL service can be more lucrative than the X because you can make more in fares due to more passengers, however there usually isn’t as much demand for this service.

Some popular vehicles used for UberXL service include Chevrolet Traverse, Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Ford Explorer, Ford Flex, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sedona, Mazda CX-9, Mercury Mountaineer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Quest, Subaru Tribeca, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Sienna, and Volkswagen Routan.

UberLUX – The LUX service that Uber offers is one of their luxurious ones. With this service you can have a sedan, SUV, or crossover SUV and it must be a 2010 or newer. It must be in tip-top condition both inside and out, with the interior being leather or vinyl. For you to keep driving for this service in Miami & South Florida you must maintain a rating of at least 4.7. Driving for LUX you will make a good bit more on fares, but as you can imagine there are usually less people looking for this kind of rideshare.

Popular car models used for LUX include Audi A6-A8, Audi Q5, Audi S6-S8, BMW 5- 7-Series, BMW X5-X6, Cadillac CTS, Cadillac DTS, Cadillac SRX, Cadillac STS, Infiniti JX, Infiniti M, Infiniti Q70, Jaguar XE, Jaguar XF, Jaguar XJ, Land Rover LR4, Lexus ES, Lexus GS, Lexus LS, Lexus RX, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Panamera, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X

UberLUX SUV – And lastly this is Uber’s luxury service that is specifically for SUV’s. Like the LUX service you must have a vehicle that is 2010 or newer, it must be in excellent condition inside and out, its interior must be leather or vinyl, and you must maintain a 4.7 feedback rating. But for this service you must have a SUV that can seat at least 6 passengers.

Some popular LUX SUV vehicles include, Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, GMC Denali, Infiniti QX80, Infiniti QX, Infiniti QX60, Lexus LX, Lexus GX, Lincoln MKT, Navigator, & Mercedes-Benz GLS.

Places To Drive In Miami & South Florida To Make Good Money

One of the best places to drive as you can imagine is at the airports. Miami International Airport, Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International, and Palm Beach International are all great spots.

The Hard Rock Stadium and the BB&T Center are also great spots. If there are events being held and you aren’t doing anything you might want to get out and get some trips under your belt.

Other than these places its not like there are many secrets out there. Just drive when you know there are a lot of people out and about. Near and around bars when they close are always good places.

Ready To Get Started Making Money On Your Own Time With Uber?

If you are ready to sign up you can go over to Uber.com and you will see the page below. Here you will enter your email, name, phone #, location, and so on. Its a very straight forward process and doesn’t take long. 

To learn about driving for Uber in other parts of Florida you can click here.


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