The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar

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There are over a million people working as an Uber driver in the United States. And over a million people working as a Lyft driver as well. Some drivers work for both companies or other on-demand services like Shipt, Postmates, DoorDash, Amazon Flex, and Instacart. That’s a lot of drivers! Why is working for Uber or any of these other companies a great way to earn extra income?

  • You make your own hours. Work as much as you want, whenever you want.
  • Drivers can make between $15-$20 an hour on average. This amount can vary depending on the time of day, the company your driving for, gratuities, surge pricing and bonuses, and even the city you drive in. 
  • You’re out of the house, meeting people, exploring new neighborhoods, and not stuck behind a desk all day. 
  • Pretty much anything you buy that relates to your driving may be tax-deductible. For a list of possible rideshare or delivery driving business expenses click HERE.
  • Once you start working for Uber or Lyft, you’ll want to make as much income as possible. Check out our blog post 3 Simple Ways Maximize Your Rideshare Income for an easy way to increase your income. 

So, what do you need to be a rideshare driver or a delivery driver? Well, it’s good to have a cheery attitude, a strong work ethic, and a desire to help people. But the one thing you absolutely need is a good quality, reliable car. What if you don’t have access to a car? Will your dream of driving for Uber and Lyft come true?

Yes, thanks to HyreCar.


HyreCar is a carsharing market place that helps local car owners in all 50 states rent their personal vehicles to Uber and Lyft drivers. This way, car owners earn passive income from renting a car they don’t use very much to rideshare drivers. At the same time, a driver who wants to work for one of the various rideshare companies can affordably rent a car in order to earn extra income. It’s a win-win for everyone. 

  • If you’re a car owner with a quality vehicle that you don’t use very much, learn how to list it with HyreCar by clicking HERE.
  • If your car needs a little sprucing up to make it ready for renting, we have some affordable tips for you. Click HERE.

If you’re a rideshare driver in need of a car, start the process of renting a vehicle through HyreCar by clicking HERE.

Let’s take a look at what you need to do to get renting with HyreCar. Let’s take a look at what you need to do to get renting with HyreCar.

The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar

Things to Know

Here are some reasons why HyreCar is the best online car marketplace to rent from:

  • We offer a no contract, commitment-free rental experience with no long-term contracts. Just try us out for a two-day minimum. If you decide you don’t want the car, return it with no penalties or fees. 
  • If you’ve wondered, “Do I need rideshare insurance? “ the answer is, yes. You need special coverage that some major insurance companies don’t offer. That’s why HyreCar insurance coverage is included with every rental. That way you’re covered in case of an accident while you’re driving on the job. 
  • We have thousands of cars to choose from, from all kinds of makes and models. This gives you options to explore when driving for different levels of Uber and Lyft. 
  • Our rentals are affordable because car owners compete against each other for your business. This keeps rental fees at an economical level. And most of our owners don’t set any mileage caps on the use of their cars, so you can work longer shifts without incurring any extra charges. 
  • To start the fast and easy renting process, head over to our online marketplace. We can usually get you behind the wheel of a quality car within 24 hours.
  • For more reasons why HyreCar is the best company to rent from, check out our comparison blog HyreCar Vs. Turo: Best Platform to Rent Your Car? 

Click HERE to get signed up with HyreCar and find your perfect rideshare car.

The Step-By-Step Process of Renting a Car Through Us:

The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar

Here’s how easy it is to find and rent a great car from HyreCar.

Step 1: Decide on a Car

  • Visit and check out all the available vehicles in our online marketplace. See a car you like? Click “Book Now” above the picture to start the rental process. Then you’ll input the dates (two-day minimum) that you’ll need the car. You can always extend the rental period you by reaching out to the owner. 
  • We recommend booking 5 to 10 cars. This increases your chances of getting the car you want, just in case some of your other choices become unavailable. You’re only charged for the car you’re approved to drive.

The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar

Step 2: Background Check, Deposit, and Required Documents

  • Once you decide on a car, you’ll fill out your payment information. Please note that if you’re using a debit card, a fully refundable $200 deposit will be held in your account. 
  • After your rental booking is confirmed, HyreCar runs a quick background check. This is for new drivers only and it only takes a few hours.
  • OK, congrats! The car owner has approved your application! Once your application is Now HyreCar will send you three documents you’re required to upload to your Uber and/or Lyft driver accounts: vehicle registration, the vehicle’s 19-point inspection report, and your rideshare insurance.
  • Your rideshare insurance will be sent to you 24 hours before you’re scheduled to pick up your rental vehicle. If you decide to pay with a credit card, you won’t be charged the refundable $200 deposit.

The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar

Step 3: Pick up your Car

  • Make sure you have your documents uploaded and verified by Uber and/or Lyft prior to picking up the vehicle. That way you can start making money as soon as you pick up the car from the owner.
  • Get in touch with the car owner to arrange a time and place to pick up the car. It’s a good idea to do a thorough inspection of the vehicle before you drive off, just to make sure there are no major dings, scrapes, or other kinds of interior/exterior damage that wasn’t revealed in the photos of the car. If you do find some damage, take pictures so both you and the owner know that the issue was there when you picked up the car.
  • Now open the Uber driver app or the app of the on-demand company your driving for and start making money!

You can also apply to be an Uber Eats food delivery driver when you drive for Uber. It’s another easy way to earn extra income using your own car or a HyreCar rental. Want to know more? Check our blog What is Uber Eats and How Does it Work? Everything You Need to Know to Become a Driver.

The Comprehensive Guide to Renting with HyreCar

Step 4: Extending your Rental Time or Returning your Car

You’ve got two options when your rental time is up – either extend your rental or return it.

Extending the rental is a piece of cake. 

  • Just go to your driver dashboard on the HyreCar Driver App or website and find your current rental. Click the “extend” button. You can choose a daily, weekly, or monthly rental extension. It’s totally up to you. Your insurance gets automatically extended for the amount of time you select, so you can concentrate on making money!

If don’t want to renew and return the car, you’ll need to arrange a drop off time with the car’s owner. The owner will do a walk-around inspection of the vehicle. If everything looks OK, they’ll click  “confirm drop-off” on the HyreCar app or on our website.

NOTE: Make sure the owner does this or else you might be charged unnecessary late fees. Still need a car to drive for Uber or Lyft?  Head over to our marketplace today so we can help you get on the road!

If you haven’t already started the application process to work for either company, make sure you do it as soon as you can. It’s an in-depth process, so being as prepared as possible will help things run smoothly.

Click HERE to get signed up with HyreCar and find your perfect rideshare car.

By | 2020-08-05T02:25:24-07:00 February 19th, 2020|66 Comments


  1. Charity Lamb February 10, 2018 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Waiting for a car

  2. Robert Perez July 13, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    What if I don’t have the funds on me right at the moment does that mean I can’t rent a car or apply for the job?

    • Aidan McKevitt July 17, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Hi Robert! Rental costs are due up front but you can always extend as you earn driving with Uber/Lyft. Thank you for asking!

    • Jesus Cortez August 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      I have the money to rent a car to see if it works for me but not the deposit can you help me to rent a car??

      • aliharim August 22, 2019 at 10:58 am - Reply

        Hello! Please call 8886886769!

  3. Lois Cotton August 30, 2018 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Am I allowed to use the car for personal reasons?

    • Manny B. August 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      Hello Lois,

      Due to insurance purposes, you must be a ridesharing driver and have an active account. If you intend on driving for a rideshare company and use it for personal use as well then that is completely fine.

  4. Lois Cotton August 30, 2018 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Am I allowed to deliver food from companies like UberEats, etc?

    • Manny B. August 30, 2018 at 6:15 pm - Reply

      Hi Lois! Of course, you can rent one of our vehicles to deliver food with services such as Postmates, UberEats or Grubhub.

  5. Raymond Gutierrez November 11, 2018 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    I am a Proud UBER DRIVER in need of a car so U may return to my forfilling job as an UBER driver!!! Prior to my present circumstances, I was driving for a company by the name UL car rentals. I love the owner and his idea to bring ride sharring to New Mexico where there are hardly any Ride Sharring Companies! There were insurance issues the company was facing and unfortunatly it is tempary out of business. I had to return the 2010 Mecury Millian I was driving for UBER. Since then I have asperations for Ride Sharring to make its way to Albuquerque, NM. I would be more than willing to help in any way that I can. I would really like to have your vehicle to Ranch as I drive Uber doing what I love and making the world a better place!!! If you would please I’m kind of get back to me I would greatly appreciate it!! I would say that this is about my third message to hire car trying to get through so that I can have a vehicle to drive Uber to make a living and also support my family!
    Greatly Appreciated,
    Raymond Gutierrez

    • Manny B. November 12, 2018 at 11:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Raymond! We can definitely help you. Please visit to create an account and then you will be able to begin searching for a vehicle in your specific area. If you have any questions or need any assistance after creating an account, please email or give us a call at (213) 269-5330.

    • jesslyn November 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Raymond, we would love to help you get on the road! Please visit to create an account and then you will be able to begin searching for a vehicle in your specific area. If you have any questions or need any assistance after creating an account, please email or give us a call at (213) 269-5330.

  6. James William Hogue April 19, 2019 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Can i use car to commute to my main job as well as drive ride share or any other relevant personal use?

    • aliharim June 21, 2019 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Hello James, yes you can. The vehicles are insured for work and personal use!

  7. Pam May 28, 2019 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    How old do you need to be to rent a car from you?

    • aliharim June 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Hello Pam, you have to be at least 21 to rent with Hyrecar!

  8. Virginia L Hayes May 31, 2019 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Hello, I have signed up but have emailed several questions but havent heard back yet. I drive primarily for Zum and also for Uber/Ubereats, lyft and Doordash. Zum is where I got the Hyrecar suggestion from along with 2 other rental names. I want to confirm before I rent that the insurance fully covers the vehicle on the zum platform and that my name appears on the insurance doc. This is a Zum requirement. I also need to know what the insurance deductible is for that coverage.

    I need to get back on the road asap. I also tried calling the number and g*t a busy signal.
    Thanks for your time.

    Ginger Hayes

    • aliharim June 20, 2019 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Hello, your name does appear on the insurance document you receive from us. Did you still need a call or help?

  9. Craig July 19, 2019 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    If both me and my girlfriend are active drivers, can we both use the same car during the rental period?

    • aliharim July 22, 2019 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Hello and good question. Unfortunately, only one name can be on the insurance at the same time.

  10. Kimenthia Nolton July 22, 2019 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Do you all hold the car payments , or I’m I responsible for making the car payment.

    • aliharim July 22, 2019 at 9:56 am - Reply

      Hello! You do make the payments on your oww in the app.

  11. Dan August 22, 2019 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Am I paying for the car daily or weekly? What’s the rate amount?

    • aliharim August 27, 2019 at 11:37 am - Reply

      Hello, you can pay daily or weekly. On average it is about $300 per week with insurance, fees, and documents included.

  12. Michael August 25, 2019 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Who takes care of the gas expenses?

    • aliharim August 26, 2019 at 10:25 am - Reply

      Hello! The gas is the drivers’ responsibility.

      • Arthur Winston Colbert September 10, 2019 at 7:43 am - Reply

        Hyrecar Rideshare Cars or in FORT WORTH TX

        • aliharim September 10, 2019 at 11:11 am - Reply

          Hello! yes we are operational in Forth Worthh, Tx!

  13. Antonio mendoza September 18, 2019 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Does hyrecar work for lyft in Las Vegas nv?

  14. Sharron Tuggle September 26, 2019 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Can you rent only for uber eats/postmates?

    • HyreCar December 10, 2019 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      You can rent for any gig service including, Uber, Lyft, Postmates, DoorDash, or Grubhub.

  15. Ernest Stokes September 27, 2019 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Who is responsible for the maintenance and vehicle repairs?

    • aliharim November 15, 2019 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      Helllo! The vehicle owner is responsible for maintenance and repairs.

      • Gary January 3, 2021 at 9:09 pm - Reply

        Hi is hyre car in Champaign il.

        • HyreCar January 8, 2021 at 11:19 am - Reply

          We do operate in the Chicago area and the surrounding neighborhoods. You can download the hyrecar app or visit to see if we have vehicles in your location.

  16. Tamika September 29, 2019 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Can I rent from an owner in another state?

    • aliharim November 15, 2019 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      Hello! yes, you can rent from another state as long as you have proof of residency.

  17. Anita November 15, 2019 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Hello am I able to rent with a learners permit

    • HyreCar December 10, 2019 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Hi Anita, you will not be able to rent or drive for Uber with a learner’s permit.

  18. Tommy November 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Why is it taking almost 2 weeks for my background check to come back with hyrecar

    • HyreCar December 10, 2019 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Due to unexpected reasons background checks can take longer than the standard 24-48 hours. You should receive an email from the background check service if they might need more information.

  19. Anthony Castro November 30, 2019 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Hello I have a question!!!
    If I rent the car with for 3 days they told me that I have a limit of 160 miles that I can use for each day n I just use 100 miles in one day what happened with the 60 miles remaining ? Can I used the next day if that day I make more them 160 miles

    • HyreCar December 10, 2019 at 11:30 am - Reply

      Great question Anthony. If you rent a car for 3 days and they allow 160 miles per day you are allowed to drive 480 miles for the 3 days. Unless otherwise noted between you and the owner you can use those 480 miles between the 3 days as you see fit.

  20. Nikki December 9, 2019 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Do you pay for the rental up front and the deposit? Or only the deposit? I saw the minimum is 2 days so do I pay the 2 days upfront or how does that work? Also, how does the inspection work since all vehicles have to pass the inspection prior to getting on the Lyft or Uber platform?

    • HyreCar December 10, 2019 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Hi Nikki, You do have to pay for the rental upfront, but the rental comes with the inspection forms, registration and insurance for you to upload to the Uber and Lyft platform.

  21. Phillip Moore December 12, 2019 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    What if my car breaks down in Hollywood and im stuck out here? Who do i contact

  22. Warren cha January 4, 2020 at 5:32 pm - Reply


    Do you guys lease black suvs also with fleet companies. Thank you

    • aliharim January 6, 2020 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Hello Warren, yes we do, however it will depend on what is specifically available where you are located, since we have a large open market. Check out to view available cars near you!

  23. Jerry January 6, 2020 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    is there something like this avail in the DC area?

    • aliharim January 7, 2020 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Yes, we do operate there and have vehicles in DC. What type of car were you looking for? You can check through this link for all available options:

      • Jennifer Grinberg February 12, 2020 at 5:35 pm - Reply

        Am I able to share the rental with another Uber driver where I drive days & the other part drives nights? I’m on Long Island, NY. Am I able to obtain a car?

        • aliharim February 24, 2020 at 11:26 am - Reply


          No I’m sorry we don’t allow for two people to drive the same car.

  24. Ryan February 20, 2020 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    If the car is posted at a rate of $40 per day, is there any other fees on top of that?

    • aliharim February 24, 2020 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Hello! Yes, the service charge ranges from 15%-25% depending on which plan you choose.

  25. Freddy Morales February 23, 2020 at 5:53 am - Reply

    What are the total amount of money needed to start as a driver?
    Do I need to be approved first as a driver for Uber or lift?, Do they approve driver who does not have a car?

    • aliharim February 24, 2020 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Hello, you need at least $200 to start and you can apply for Uber and Lyft with us as well.

  26. Ciara June 29, 2020 at 2:29 am - Reply

    When I extend, is a new deposit due or is the same one held?

    • HyreCar June 30, 2020 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      The Same deposit will be held.

  27. Mano July 30, 2020 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    I dont have account with any rideshare company, can i still get car from HyreCar for my personal use?

  28. Alhassana Diallo January 6, 2021 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Hello, I’m 19 years old. Can I rent a car, I want to buy I need the minimum of age to rent a car please can you help?

    • HyreCar January 8, 2021 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Hi there, Our minimum age to rent is 21+

  29. Ashley March 20, 2021 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Can you rent our a car that is wrapped with a companies logo?

    • HyreCar April 8, 2021 at 9:53 am - Reply

      You could, some companies do not fully approve of that, but others don’t mind.

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