Are you wondering how to change vehicles on DoorDash? The nice thing about DoorDash is they make it easy to switch between different vehicle types. You can do it in the app without having to talk to anyone at DoorDash. Depending on your market, you can switch between using a car, moped, bike, or even walking orders.
In this post, we’ll look at how to change vehicles on DoorDash and look at some other considerations to think about.
How To Change Vehicles On DoorDash
Changing vehicles in DoorDash is simple. So long as you have the different vehicles or dash types in your account, you’ll be able to switch between them without having to contact DoorDash support.
To change your vehicle type, you’ll first go to your “account” page in the Dasher app (located at the bottom of the screen).
Next, you’ll click on “vehicles” at the top of the screen. This will show you a list of all vehicle types you have listed in your account.
To change vehicles, simply select the vehicle you’d like to use. Now when you start your dash, DoorDash will note the vehicle you’re using and adjust your delivery requests accordingly (i.e. if you’re using a bike or walking, you’ll have shorter orders compared to if you’re using a car or moped).
One thing to know is that the vehicle or Dash types you’re allowed to use will differ depending on your market. In most places, for example, you won’t be able to select walking, since that isn’t supported by DoorDash in most cities. Every city should allow you to use a bike, although not every city will initially allow you to sign up to deliver on a bike.
Adding Vehicles To DoorDash
Being able to switch between different vehicle types within the Dasher app is a nice bonus. Other apps, like Grubhub, for example, make you contact the company any time you want to switch delivery methods. It makes things a lot easier when you can switch vehicle types on your own without having to contact anyone.
There is one caveat though. You can’t switch between vehicle types until they’ve been added to your account. To do that, you’ll have to contact DoorDash support to get a new vehicle added to your account. Thus, if you want to switch between car and bike, make sure you get both dash types added to your account first.
Note that if you originally signed up to be a DoorDash biker or walker, you’ll have to do a motor vehicle background check, where DoorDash reviews your driving history to confirm that you are eligible to drive for DoorDash. If you have issues (such as a DUI, for example), you may not be able to add a vehicle to your account.
Renting Cars For DoorDash Or Using Someone Else’s Car
One question you might have is whether you can use a different car other than the one on your DoorDash account.
First, let’s look at rental cars. DoorDash specifically allows you to use rental cars to do deliveries. They even have a partnership with Hertz for Dashers to rent cars. If you want to use a rental car, that shouldn’t be a problem. Just make sure you have the appropriate insurance. Apps like HyreCar, for example, provide insurance to drivers renting cars through their platform.
When it comes to using someone else’s car, the rules are a bit more unclear. Technically, DoorDash wants Dashers to use the car that they signed up with. In practice, however, you can use someone else’s car and it’s unlikely that anyone will notice or car.
In contrast to rideshare driving with apps like Uber or Lyft, customers for DoorDash don’t really care what type of car their drivers arrive in. Most likely won’t even know what car you are supposed to be driving. Sure, there’s a slight chance that a customer could complain if you arrive in a different car, but 99% of the time, they won’t care.
The only time you should be careful is if you’re signed up as a driver, but arrive on a bike, or vice-versa. Some customers may not be happy if you are supposed to be in a car but show up on a bike (or on foot).
Changing vehicles in the Dasher app is easy. You’ll first want to add your vehicle to the Dasher app, which will require you to contact DoorDash support and potentially go through a motor vehicle history background check. But once you’ve added a vehicle to your Dasher app, you’ll be able to toggle through them anytime you want.
This makes DoorDash even more flexible, allowing you to switch vehicle types depending on the circumstances. You might do DoorDash by bike most days, but maybe the weather is worse, so you switch to a car for a day. Or maybe you use a car usually but in certain areas, you opt to use a bike. The choice is yours!