FAQs

Who are you?

We are Solis Cars. We offer dedicated Uber drivers PCO-ready vehicles for hire purchase or short-term rent. We believe that everyone should be treated fairly. To us, this also means rewarding loyalty: that’s why our hire purchase customers pay less every month they’re with us. What you see is what you get, making it simple for you to keep earning more .

So how much will I pay?

Starts from £220 / Per week including insurance

What is the short term rental contract period?

This contract is fixed at 90 days. There is an option for early termination or extension of this period. Two weeks’ termination period.

How long does it take to get on the road?

A car will typically be available for collection straightaway after approval.

Do I get a brand new car?

Most likely – in any event, your car will definitely be under one year old.

Is there a minimum age?

The minimum age for applicants is 25 years.

How much experience do I need?

Our minimum experience requirement is usually three months as a PCO driver. However, in many cases Solis Cars can approve you with less than 3 months’ experience.

Is there a credit check? What if I have a poor credit-score?

This is rarely a problem – as long as you have evidence to show you’ve been driving for Uber, your application is likely to be successful. Solis Cars is more interested in your future than your past.

Can I rent without insurance?

No. Insurance is mandatory.

Will insurance be in my name?

You will be a named driver on the Solis Cars policy and will receive an insurance certificate with your name on it.

How much is the refundable vehicle deposit?

Subject to approval, the remainder of your £500 vehicle deposit must be paid at our meeting. This is fully refundable upon return of the vehicle with no dents or bodywork damage and you have no payments in arrears.

What happens if I have an accident?

If the accident isn’t your fault, the liable party’s insurance will pay for the damage. To the extent that an accident is your fault, our insurance will cover the liability – you will be responsible for the Excess as per your contract. We provide a replacement vehicle in most cases but the decision to do so depends on the circumstances of the accident in question and general availability of cars.

Are all of your cars Uber compatible?

Yes. All our cars are PCO licensed and Uber compatible.

What payment method can I use?

Payments can be processed by debit card, credit card, Cash or bank transfer.

Will I pay for servicing charges such as new brakes or tyres?

All standard servicing and maintenance is included in your weekly payments. There are no hidden extras – we even include breakdown-cover.

What happens if my car breaks down or can’t be driven because of an accident?

In the event of any breakdown or accident, you need to follow the relevant Solis Cars ‘s policy. If you need help, Solis Car HQ is open during normal business hours – we’re here to help and will do what we can to keep you on the road.

Am I eligible?

To apply, you must hold a valid UK PCO licence and driver’s licence. You will need to provide:

  • Your PCO/TfL licence and DVLA driving licence
  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Your latest bank statement (registered to the same address as your DVLA licence – this should also be the account in which you receive your Uber payments if you are an Uber driver)
  • Debit card linked to the above account
  • If you are an Uber driver, you will need to log in to your Uber account to demonstrate your earnings history when you come to meet us.

What if I change my mind, or my circumstances change within the rental period?

This contract is fixed at 90 days. There is an option for early termination, two weeks’ termination period is required.