Get your inspection completed by a certified virtual mechanic

Rideshare Mechanic is a virtual mechanic that conducts vehicle inspections for Uber and Lyft drivers over video chat. By using an app such as Facetime or Duo, an inspector from Rideshare Mechanic can conduct a 19-point vehicle inspection and then send you a completed inspection form for you to upload to your Uber or Lyft profile.

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Complete inspection through your smartphone camera
  1. Fill out the form and schedule an appointment
  2. Agent will inspect your car
  3. Make a payment and receive completed inspection form
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Join over 30,000 drivers who completed their vehicle inspection from the comfort of wherever their car was. Wanna give it a try? Schedule your inspection here. You may even be eligible for a free inspection!

Print off inspection form to take to a local mechanic

If you plan on completing your vehicle inspection at a local mechanic such as Pep Boys or Jiffy Lube, you’ll need to print off the specific inspection form for your state and take it to their facility, so that a mechanic can fill it out while inspecting your car. Every vehicle inspection form in the US is included below.

Keep in mind that the vehicle inspection is required every year, or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. You will also need an inspection if you are adding a new vehicle to your profile.

Vehicle inspection form for Uber & Lyft drivers

There are two aspects to getting approved as an Uber or Lyft driver – first, you must be approved as a driver, and second, your vehicle must be approved for the platform, which includes passing a vehicle inspection. Some of the requirements are generic, and others are state specific. Let’s look at each of these requirements:

  • 21+ year old driver (18+ for Uber Eats)
  • Pass a background check
  • Have at least one year driving experience in the US, or at least three years if you are under 23 years old
  • Have a social security number
  • Have a driver’s license for the state in which you will drive (there are exceptions in some states, especially for military drivers)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats and seatbelts (including driver’s)
  • Valid insurance with your name as a listed driver on the insurance form
  • In-state registration (the registration form does not have to have your name on it)
  • Pass a vehicle inspection
  • Cannot be a salvaged title

In addition to the requirements listed above which are universal for all states, some states have their own specific requirements. For example, the car cannot be older than 15 years old, but some states require much newer cars. Some states require that your car have no commercial branding on the car, and others may require that you obtain a specific license such as a TNC or business license. Regarding the vehicle inspection, the exact items that are required to be inspected can vary depending on the state, but the minimum items inspected in every state are:

Regarding the vehicle inspection, the exact items that are required to be inspected can vary depending on the state, but here are the 19 points of a vehicle inspection that are required in all states:

  • Headlights
  • Tail Lights
  • Turn Indicator Lights
  • Stop Lights
  • Foot Brakes
  • Emergency/Parking Brake
  • Steering Mechanism
  • Windshield
  • Safety Belts for Driver and Passenger
  • Rear Window and other glass
  • Windshield wipers
  • Front Seat Adjustment
  • Doors (open/close/lock)
  • Horn
  • Speedometer
  • Bumpers
  • Muffler and Exhaust system
  • Tires, including tread depth
  • Interior and Exterior rear view mirrors

Some states require a 22-point, 25-point, or even more thorough inspection. One thing to note is that the goal of the inspection is to ensure that the car is decent enough to transport people from point A to point B. The inspection is not intended to check every item on a car. There are mechanics out there that complete 200-point vehicle inspections; these inspections are common for when you want to purchase a pre-owned vehicle, and they take a considerable amount of time to complete. The state-mandated rideshare inspection does not require that level of thoroughness. Rideshare Mechanic can complete your basic rideshare inspection in under 15 minutes, from anywhere your car is, which makes it fast and convenient.

Download official Uber & Lyft state inspection form

If you plan on taking your car to a local mechanic, be sure to print off the form before you go, as the mechanic will not have the forms with them. Yes, this means that you actually have to use a printer, which many of you reading this probably haven’t used in a while! If you don’t have a printer, you can go to a local office store such as Staples or Office Depot to print the inspection form. Feel free to give the print center this webpage so they can easily download the correct form to print off.

You can download the print the forms right from this page. See below for a comprehensive list of inspection forms, sorted by state:

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Lyft

Uber inspection PDF form

If you need to get an inspection for Uber, be sure to download the form by clicking on the link that’s listed under the “Uber” column above, for your state. The forms that are uploaded to this page are the latest version, 2019 forms available, and you can download them in PDF format.

Lyft inspection PDF form

If you need to get an inspection for Lyft, click on the link under the “Lyft” column for your state. The form will be downloaded in PDF format and it will be the 2019 version of the inspection required for Lyft.

How to complete your Uber or Lyft inspection at a local mechanic

If you choose to go to a local mechanic, be sure to follow these steps:

Step 1. Call the mechanic to confirm that they can conduct rideshare inspections

Step 2. Confirm their business hours

Step 3. Confirm their address

Step 4. Schedule your appointment or ask about their walk-in policy (do they accept, how long could the wait be, etc…)

Step 5. Print the inspection form for the rideshare platform and state that you intend to drive (print the correct form using the links in the table above)

Step 6. Drive to the mechanic at the appropriate time to get your inspection

Step 7. Wait at the mechanic while the mechanic completes the inspection

Step 8. Make your payment and receive your inspection form (pay even if you fail the inspection)

Step 9. Take a photo of the completed inspection form

Step 10. Upload the completed inspection form to your driver profile

And of course the mechanic may send you a long list of other “recommendations” they have for your car that may not even be required for the rideshare inspection.

Get the completed inspection form from Rideshare Mechanic

Just for kicks, let’s compare this to the process of getting an inspection with Rideshare Mechanic:

Step 1. Schedule an inspection here (or request an on-demand inspection)

Step 2. Fill out your car’s basic information

Step 3. At the time of your inspection, an inspector will contact you to initiate the video chat and conduct the inspection with the help of your phone’s camera, from wherever your car is

Step 4. Make your payment (only if you pass the inspection!)

Step 5. Rideshare Mechanic sends you the completed and signed inspection form to your phone

Step 6. Upload the completed inspection form to your driver profile within the app

This entire process can be done:

  • In under 20 minutes
  • At your driveway (or wherever your car is)
  • During extended support hours 7 days per week
  • At a low cost (or even Free!)
  • With no risk (only pay after you pass the inspection)
  • With an on-demand or scheduled appointment

And just FYI, Rideshare Mechanic:

  • Has completed over 30,000 inspections for Uber and Lyft drivers
  • Conducts both Lyft and Uber inspections
  • Sends you the completed inspection form digitally
  • Has over 1,500 5-star reviews on Google

Ready to try it out? Click here to get started!

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