Getting a rental when you need it could be a challenging task for people who have never done it before or don’t know where to start.
That being said, Uber Rent is promoted as the solution to many of these hassles, so, if you’ve heard about it and you’re interested, here’s what you need to know!
What Is Uber Rent In 2024?
Uber Rent allows customers to rent vehicles through the Uber app to drive themselves in 2024. Vehicles used for Uber Rent are provided by major car rental companies like Hertz and Avis. Uber Rent lets you book a car as late as 2 hours before picking it up, and you’ll need to take it for at least 1 day.
What Is the Difference Between Uber Rent and Uber Rental?
Uber Rent and Uber Rental are two different services, in that Rent allows you to get a car and drive it yourself, while Rental lets you rent a car along with its driver by the hour.
Uber Rent uses the Uber app to give you access to vehicles you can rent from conventional rental companies like Hertz and Avis.
Further, Uber Rental works a lot like regular Uber rides, except you can have the driver for between 1 and 12 hours.
You can also add and remove stops as you’re still on the ride, with the ability to have up to 5 stops at once.
Uber will charge you by looking at different aspects of the ride, starting from how many hours you had the driver.
You’ll also be charged by distance, and will also have to pay additional fees related to the ride such as tolls and parking.
Uber Rental also lets you hire drivers across different ride types depending on your needs, from the ones provided by small compacts to the ones provided by full-size SUVs.
Is Uber Reserve the Same as Uber Rent?
Uber Reserve is not the same as Uber Rent because Reserve lets you set up a ride in advance, while Rent lets you get a car from a rental company to drive yourself.
Uber Reserve is also frequently confused with Uber Rental. Rental lets you hire the driver by the hour with the ability to have multiple stops in the ride.
Uber Reserve is a regular Uber ride in all aspects, except where it lets you request the ride up to 30 days in advance.
In Uber Reserve, you only pay for the ride; your driver is in charge of everything else, including parking and gas.
Reserve is also available in most markets where Uber operates, whereas both Rent and Rental are currently limited to specific regions.
What Do I Need for Uber Rent?
Before you can get a car through Uber Rent, you need the following:
- Be 21 or older
- Have a valid driver’s license, i.e. one that isn’t suspended or expired
- Use a payment method that matches your identity, e.g. if you’re using a card it needs to be in your name
- Make the booking using a credit card, but you can use a different payment method if you want after this
These are the core requirements, and there could be additional ones, such as restrictions on what car types you can’t rent if you’re not old enough.
You need to provide a credit card when renting a car.
This is because it acts as a safety net for the rental company, in case the car is in an accident or needs repairs that exceed your security deposit.
Which Cars Can I Rent From Uber?
You can rent several different types of vehicles from Uber, as long as the dealership the app connects you with has them available.
Because you get the car from a company like Hertz as opposed to Uber itself, you should expect the same kinds of vehicles you find there.
Some common options include the same kinds of cars that are used for regular Uber rides, including sedans, compacts, SUVs, and minivans.
As we’ve stated in the section above, however, there are some restrictions on what cars you can actually drive off with.
For example, Avis doesn’t let people under 25 rent the following kinds of vehicles:
- Full-size SUVs
- Luxury cars
- Passenger vans
- Premium SUVs
How Do I Book an Uber for 6 Hours?
To book an Uber for 6 hours, you’ll need to use Uber Rental instead of Uber Rent. Rent has a minimum use period of one day while Rental lets you choose between 1 to 12 hours.
To use Uber Rental to book a car for 6 hours, follow these steps:
- On your Uber home screen, click on Rentals
- Set how many hours you want the car (in this case, it’s 6)
- Click on “Book rentals”
- Add your destinations and edit them as needed before the time runs out
Uber Rent is a service that uses the Uber app to connect users to vehicle rentals from major companies like Hertz and Avis. When you get a car through Uber Rent, you’ll drive it yourself.
Uber Rent is different from Uber Rentals, which acts as the regular rides with a driver but you can use the car by the hour and can add multiple stops.