Ridesharing is a good way to earn an income regardless if you have a car or not. Most people believe it’s only for car owners, but you’d be surprised how many drivers have decided to simply subscribe to drive a car for Uber in Australia.

Pros and rookies alike all over Australia are starting to see the benefits of car subscription for Uber, and they find themselves asking the same questions:

Over the years we’ve helped thousands of drivers get their driving careers into gear with our Flexi plan. We get these questions almost every day, so we thought it was time to collect all the answers into a simple, three-step guide to car subscription for Uber.

Step 1
What do I need to know about using a subscription car for Uber?

Does Uber have a car subscription program in Australia?

No, Uber have retired their car subscription program several years ago. Now, Uber partners with vehicle solutions companies like Splend to provide driver partners with flexible access to Uber-ready cars in Australia.

You can subscribe to drive an Uber-ready car from Splend in the following cities:

Is it worth it to get on a car subscription plan for Uber?

The short answer is yes. Thousands of people choose to get on a car subscription for Uber instead of buying or financing a car, and car subscription continues to get more and more popular in Australia.

If you decide that joining a car subscription plan for Uber is not for you, you can hand the car back after your minimum subscription period.

At Splend, we provide advanced coaching and training using data analytics, so you can maximise your earnings and become a safer, more fulfilled driver.

Can anyone get on a car subscription for Uber?

No, you need to become an approved Uber driver before you can sign up with a car subscription company like Splend.

What is the best car for Uber driving in Australia?

SUVs are generally considered the best type of cars for Uber. Due to the extra legroom and boot space, your riders and you will be extra comfortable and safe.

At Splend, we provide our customers with some of the top-rated Uber cars such as the all-round favourite Kia Sportage, the 7-seater Mitsubishi Outlander, or the zippy Hyundai i30.

Step 2
What are the costs of car subscription for Uber in Australia?

How much does it cost to subscribe to drive a car for Uber?

It will depend on your subscription provider. At Splend, our Uber subscription cars start at $299 per week.

Do I need to pay a deposit for car subscription?

Most companies ask for a deposit which is usually 1-2 weeks’ subscription in advance.

At Splend, we don’t ask for a deposit. You just pay a one-time joining fee and get access to our services, customer events, and partner discounts.

How often do I pay for my Uber car subscription?

We charge weekly payments, always one week in advance. This means when you pick up your car, you’ll need to pay for the next week as well as the remaining days of the current week.

Paying in advance means we don’t have to issue credit, which in turn means we don’t have to perform credit checks either. Less paperwork, more flexibility.

Are there any additional costs involved in subscribing a car for Uber?

Yes, there will be other costs you’ll need to consider, such as excess kilometre fees and insurance excess if you ever have an accident.

Step 3
How to start driving Uber with a subscription car?

How do I get started with an Uber car subscription in Australia?

It’s a simple case of signing your subscription agreement and picking up the keys, and you’re ready to go. Once you’re approved for Uber, that is.

Do I need a driving strategy for Uber?

Yes, we strongly recommend you have an Uber strategy in place. There’s a lot you can do to minimise your time on the road and maximise your income, but you need a plan. You need to put some thought into taking the necessary steps to maintain a good Uber rating, and have a strategy in place to boost your earnings with tips.

At Splend, we provide customer specialists who are always on hand with dedicated support to help drivers succeed.

What if I decide I no longer want to drive Uber?

If you no longer need the car, you can hand it back at no extra cost after the minimum subscription period.

Like a normal subscription car, you need to return it with a full tank of fuel, cleaned inside and out, and with no damage.

About Splend

We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.

We’re more than a car subscription company. In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber as quickly as possible, our customers enjoy driver training and dedicated support via a customer specialist, as well as customer benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.

For more information about Splend, drop by to your local Splend Hub, email us or say hello on 1800 775 363.