Uber San Francisco

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Uber is an institution in San Francisco — the Bay Area is one of the company’s most successful (and busiest) locations.

The company currently offers a wide variety of rideshare services across the San Francisco Bay Area:

 

  1. UberX (a low-cost option which seats up to four passengers. UberX is the most widespread and basic option in Uber’s portfolio of services)
  2. UberXL (a low-cost ride which seats up to six passengers)
  3. UberBLACK (a premium option which seats up to four passengers, and utilizes high-end black cars with all-black interiors)
  4. UberSUV (a premium SUV option which seats up to six passengers)
  5. UberSELECT (similar to UberBLACK, but the car does not have to be black. More premium than UberX but cheaper than BLACK. Vehicles seat up to four passengers).
  6. UberASSIST (a wheelchair-capable option. Offers assistance to people with general disabilities and seniors, and personnel are trained and provided via the Open Doors Organization.)
  7. UberWAV (a wheelchair-accessible service, where vehicles are equipped with hydraulic lifts and ramps).
  8. UberPOOL (a sharing service which resembles a carpool, with an average $20-per-trip fares in the San Francisco Bay Area).

The current rates for San Francisco services are as follows:

UberX
Base Fare: $2
Per Minute: $0.22
Per Mile: $1.15
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.55

UberXL
Base Fare: $3
Per Minute: $0.30
Per Mile: $2
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.55

UberBLACK
Base Fare: $8
Per Min: $0.65
Per Mile: $3.75
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

UberSUV
Base Fare: $15
Per Minute: $0.90
Per Mile: $3.75
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

UberSELECT
Base Fare: $5
Per Minute: $0.50
Per Mile: $2.75Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.55

UberASSIST
Base Fare: $2
Per Minute: $0.22
Per Mile: $1.15
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.55

Uber eWAV
Base Fare: $5
Per Minute: $0.45
Per Mile: $2.15
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.55

UberPOOL
Estimated Average Fare (i.e. Palo Alto to SF): $20-$26


How to Become an Uber Driver in San Francisco

UberX/XL requirements:

Driver must be at least 21 years of age
Drivers aged 21 or 22 must have (at minimum) 3 years of valid licensing in the USA
Drivers aged 23 (and up) must have at least one year of valid licensing in the USA
Drivers must provide valid CA driver’s license.
Drivers must pass a screening process (details below)
Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
A TNC License.
UberX/XL Vehicle Requirements:

As a company, Uber doesn’t own or operate any vehicles (all Uber Vehicles are driver-owned or leased). If you want to drive for Uber, you have to use your own private vehicle.

Your vehicle must have 4 doors (which open independently).
Your vehicle must be from the year 2001 or newer
You must have a clean title (no salvage vehicles are allowed).
Your vehicle must be In excellent condition (cosmetically & mechanically).
Your vehicle cannot be a former taxi vehicle, or large van.
For UberXL:

All of the points listed above apply equally to XL.
All XL vehicles must seat the driver AND at least 6 additional passengers
UberX/XL document requirements:

All Uber drivers must provide these documents for their Uber account to be officially activated:

Valid driver’s license
Vehicle Registration
Background Check/Screening Process:

Once your driver’s license has been submitted and approved, you will be asked to enter your social security number in the Driver Dashboard system. This will allow new drivers to undergo a background screening process.
California Driver’s License:

Your driver’s license should clearly show Issue Date, Your license number, Your Date of Birth (you must be 21 Years of Age (or older) to be an Uber Driver), and your license Expiry Date

Vehicle Registration (Several types are accepted in San Francisco, including temporary registration, which is only valid for 3 months total). VIN, expiry and issue dates must all be clearly visible.

Insurance:

Inspection forms:

Vehicle Inspection

Inspection is free in San Francisco at Uber’s local Activation Centers.

You can get your vehicle inspected at the following sites:

Uber Activation Center – Martinez (Free)
Location:
401 Escobar St
Martinez, CA, 94553
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm

Uber Fresno Activation Center (Free)
Location:
202 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA, 93721
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm

Uber Oakland Activation Center (Free)
Location:
1304 7th Street
Oakland, CA, 94607
Monday-Sunday 9am-7pm

Uber Sacramento Activation Center (Free)
Location:
9370 Studio Ct (Suite 100C)
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm

Uber San Francisco Activation Center (Free)
Location:
130 Vermont St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm

Uber San Jose Activation Center (Free)
Location:
1900 Camden Ave
San Jose, CA, 95124
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm

Uber Sunnyvale Activation Center (Free)
Location:
696 N Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm

Uber at Jiffy Lube Cupertino (Free)
Location:
19480 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA, 95014
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Uber at Jiffy Lube Hayward (Free)
Location:
153 West Jackson Street
Hayward, CA, 94544
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm

Uber at Jiffy Lube Mill Valley (Free)
Location:
374 Miller AvenueMill Valley, CA, 94941
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Uber at Jiffy Lube Newark (Free)
Location:
39197 Cedar Boulevard
Newark, CA, 94560
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Uber at Jiffy Lube Redwood City (Free)
Location:
640 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA, 94063
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Uber at Jiffy Lube San Jose (Free)
Location:
2302 Almaden Road
San Jose, CA 95125
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Uber at Jiffy Lube San Leandro (Free)
Location:
15015 Hesperian Boulevard
San Leandro, CA, 94578
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday

Uber at Jiffy Lube San Mateo (Free)
Location:
407 South Delaware Street
San Mateo, CA, 94402
Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm

Uber at Jiffy Lube Santa Cruz (Free)
Location:
1705 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm

Uber at Jiffy Lube Vallejo (Free)
Location:
4300 Sonoma Boulevard #800
Vallejo, CA, 94589
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm

*Note: remember to bring your vehicle, driver’s license, vehicle registration, insurance, and banking info (to set your direct deposit).

*You can fill out an inspection form in advance here (print it off and bring it with you to the inspection site for an expedited inspection process).

Trade Dress:

You must display an Uber logo on your vehicle, or risk a $1000 fine from the State of California. Proper display is illustrated here:

You will be given a logo at the activation center — or, alternatively you can print off an Uber U using this link.
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