In order to get on the road and begin earning money on your own schedule as a rideshare driver for companies like Lyft and Uber, you’ll need to pass a vehicle inspection and background check, both required to ensure you aren’t going to put your passenger into any avoidable danger.

While it may seem like common sense to schedule an appointment at your local auto shop to have your vehicle inspected, there’s a simpler way to prove your vehicle is up to snuff: Rideshare Mechanic is a simple and convenient way for you to use your smartphone to get a video vehicle inspection online. Not only will it save you time and gas money, you won’t have to worry about the trouble of navigating which shop to visit or when you should bring the vehicle in. Schedule an appointment today!

In order to get started, you’ll need to fill out a simple form that initially indicates who you are, where you’ll be driving and which company you’ll be driving for: Uber, Lyft or someone else. That way we’ll know how best to serve your particular needs.

After you’ve filled out the form, you’ll schedule an appointment with a licensed Rideshare Mechanic inspector who can guide you through an easily followed prompt on what you’ve  got to do to successfully complete an online inspection. They’ll tell you where to point your camera and then they’ll do the rest. Who knew it could be so easy to have your vehicle inspected?

Once you’ve captured all the video and photo footage requested by the Rideshare Mechanic inspector you’re going to upload your media to a unique link we’ll provide that the inspector can access to look over everything you’ve shot. Don’t worry, it’s not Hollywood! You don’t need to be a fancy artistic photographer to get the shots we need, just a well lit vehicle that’s ready to roll. 

When the inspector has completed their part of the job you’ll be informed on what to do for the next step. If everything checks out you should be able to submit your payment in order to receive your inspection form that’s needed by rideshare companies before you can clock in. Note that if you are a brand new Uber driver, you may be eligible for a promotion to receive a free inspection; be sure to ask your inspector for the details of this promotion. If your car doesn’t pass inspection, don’t fret. You won’t be charged for the inspection. We’ll let you know what needs to be addressed so you can manage your vehicle’s maintenance before you submit a new application form to schedule your next inspection.

Assuming everything necessary for your vehicle passes the specs, you can then submit your inspection form to your company. Once they’ve reviewed our form you’ll be one step closer to hitting the road as a professional rideshare driver.

If you want to speed the process along and guarantee you’ll pass an inspection, you can download an inspection form from your rideshare company’s website and it will inform you of every aspect that needs to be in proper working order. Things like lights, steering, brakes, tires, windshield wipers, interiors, seating, exhaust systems and much more are at the center of the inspection, so hopefully you’ve been taking proper care of your vehicle and maintaining all of its essential components. Make sure you’ve been regularly changing the oil at all recommended intervals. Are your brakes squeaking or slow to respond? Do you have all your passenger doors working properly? If not, you’ll definitely want to make sure you replace all necessary parts before you waste time with a redundant vehicle inspection. You can save a lot of time with a few clicks on your screen if you’re interested in getting started as a rideshare driver. 

We here at Rideshare Mechanic want you to know how important vehicle maintenance is for anybody that wants to make an income driving passengers around. If you value your safety and the health and well being of others, you owe it to everyone to make sure your vehicle is in tip top shape. We save you time, effort and gas money so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff and you can get driving as soon as possible. We do what we do at Rideshare Mechanic because we want you, the driver, to be safe and profitable as you transport your passengers to their destinations. While there are plenty of available auto shops in the country, there’s no easier way to get your vehicle professionally inspected than to schedule your appointment with Rideshare Mechanic today