I Went to my Uber vehicle rental company yesterday. I had been writing to someone by email at the company explaing that I need to lower my costs. Renting a vehicle to drive for Uber is not the way to go in the long term. When I first started, there were people telling me, you should rent a vehicle at first, because you do not know if you will like driving so much. I took the bait, hook, line, and sinker. A year and a half later, I find myself counting how much money I have given away. And he vehicle was not that great. It looked a little bad, even after I cleaned it up.
I had such an experience finding a dealership that would helpme. Everyone wanted me to make a big down payment for a used vehicle. Or they wanted me to lease a vehicle, due to the NYC For Hire Vehicle License Cap.
Also, I live on Long Island. It is more economical tand lucrative for me to drive for Uber and Uber Eats on Long Island.
I went to a dealer, called Major World. I will say that I can give this dealership an excellent rating. They break the selling process down to three sections, if necessary. I initiated an interivew online. Someone replied to me in a reasonable time. I had some prerequisites and some questions. The rep did not promise me anything, but she said she would try. When I walked into the store, I was greeted by someone who immediately took me to a desk, and got my information. Once my information was processed, I was instructed to speak with a sales person in the new car department. By the end of the night, I drove off the lot with a brand new vehicle. A 2018 Chevrolet Cruze (LT version). More about my visit, and my impressions of the vehicle in future posts.
But, I definitely have to say, with the numbers alone, If you want to drive for Uber, you should wiat until you have a good down payment, and purchase your own vehicle. Good luck to you!