What is it like to get a vehicle through the Uber/Fair rental program? I’m going to share with you the six steps I went through to get a car through Fair, which is offered in partnership with Uber. And stick around because at the end of the video, I’m going to share with you my number one recommendation when you go through this process!
Take a look at the video below, and scroll to the video transcript if you prefer to read.
Fair is in California, and spreading to other states
The program that I went through is offered right now in California and throughout the year it’s going to be spreading out to other parts of the country. It is a pretty dynamite program, and I was excited to give it a try. So let me break this down for you.
Step 1: Find a car
You can find a car by going onto the Fair app. I had a little bit of trouble finding a car cause they’re in a lot of demand, so it took me a few days. Fair has recently come up with a waitlist program. If you know you’re going to want a car in the next week, go to the app and indicate which station you want to pick up your car from. They will contact you to say when they have a car available for you, then you can go in and pick it up.
Step 2: Pay a deposit
It’s a $185 refundable deposit, and you can make that payment right on the app. It’s actually very simple. Find the car, then you make a deposit for the car, and then the next step you get the car.
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Step 3: Travel to pick up your vehicle
Step number three is pretty cool because since Fair is working in partnership with Uber. Here in California, you get a free ride to go get your car! You just contact Fair at their customer service number and ask to schedule a ride. A car will come, you’ll get contact information on your phone through a text, and then a driver will come and pick you up.
I really liked that because I had a long ride from San Bruno all the way over to Oakland, and that would’ve been a $30 to $40 ride. And I will even say that when I brought the car back they gave me a ride back from Oakland to San Bruno. \
Step 4: Pick up your vehicle
When I arrived at the Fair warehouse, there’s a sandwich board, so I knew I was in the right place. Tell the staff you’re scheduled to pick up a car, then they’ll show you the car.
In my case, a woman went around with a video camera to show what condition the car was in. In my case, it was an excellent condition. It was a Hyundai Elantra and it only had about 35,000 miles on it, so it was pretty new. Pick your car and then then you got to head on out.
Step 5: Add the vehicle to your Uber driver profile
Before you head hunt out, make sure that they get your car added in the Uber app. In my case, I didn’t do that. Learn from my mistake! The car didn’t automatically get put on the app right away, and I had to wait a little bit before it got added.
My recommendation to you is in this step is to make sure before you leave that that car is on your Uber app. If it’s not on the Uber app, you’re not going to be able to drive it!
Step 6: Let Uber know you are using a Fair vehicle to access Fair bonuses
You may be entitled to the Fair bonus structure, which is offered by Uber when you have a Fair vehicle. Ut is a pretty sweet bonus, only 70 rides and you get $185 so that essentially covers your payment for your car (This bonus is subject to change). The total payment for the car in my case was $185 plus tax, which came out to about $202. So just by doing 70 rides, your car is paid for.
And when I rented the car, the bonus was that if you do 120 rides, you got a $305 bonus. So you want to make sure Uber knows you’ve got the Fair vehicle. I just sent them a message through the app to support to notify them that I had the car and then I was able to get those bonuses. You want to make sure and get those bonuses cause that’s a really sweetheart part of the deal.
Be proactive! Make sure everything is right before you leave the Fair lot
In summary, the biggest lesson is to be proactive. When you’re there at Fair, make sure you get the car put on your app, and make sure that Uber knows that you have the car so that you get the bonus.
Now for those of you that think this is a pretty cool plan and you want to move forward, we’ve got a couple of links for you down below. This is Jay Cradeur with The Rideshare Guy wishing you a fantastic day. Peace!
California drivers: Download the Fair app and join their incentive program
Drives in other states: Download the Fair App and get $100 off your Fair car rental
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