Are you looking to change the car you have registered with DoorDash?
Whether you’re driving a new car temporarily or you just purchased a new vehicle, updating it within the Dasher app can be a great idea. Customers may look out for your specific vehicle while ordering food, so ensuring everything is accurate can give people peace of mind – and potentially avoid some negative reviews.
But how do you change your vehicle on DoorDash?
In this article, we’ll cover everything that you need to know!
How To Update Your Car With DoorDash
Updating your car with DoorDash is simple, and can be done in only a few steps.
To change your vehicle information within the Dasher app, follow these steps:
- Open up the Dasher app.
- Tap on ‘Menu.’
- Tap on ‘Account Details.’
Here, it should show your vehicle make and model. It will also give you the option to edit it.
If for whatever reason editing directly within the app doesn’t work, you should try to edit it by visiting the Dasher Central website by clicking here.
In the event you are still unable to update your vehicle information, the only thing left to do is to contact Dasher support, who will be able to update it on your behalf.
How To Change From A Bike To A Car On DoorDash
Although it’s common to use several different vehicles without updating anything within DoorDash, you certainly want to make sure you’re using the right vehicle type.
Currently, the only way to change the vehicle type you use on DoorDash is to contact DoorDash support, so they can update it for you.
If you were originally approved for using something like a bicycle for deliveries, you may need to submit vehicle information and wait for it to be approved before you can deliver food using your vehicle.
This is because DoorDash is required to verify and keep certain information on file before they can allow you to do deliveries.
So, you may wish to initiate this change during a time period where you wouldn’t be Dashing anyway.
Can I Use A Different Car For DoorDash?
Yes. You are free to drive a vehicle other than the one registered with your Dasher account, and this is extremely common.
For example, you could be borrowing a vehicle from someone else, or using a rental car for DoorDash.
Many people that live in households with multiple vehicles alternate between them quite frequently, and don’t bother taking the time to update their vehicle with DoorDash each time they switch. And the fact of the matter is, DoorDash really doesn’t seem to care that much.
As long as you have at least one vehicle registered with DoorDash and you have valid insurance, then everything will be fine. There may be problems if you get into an accident however, as DoorDash’s insurance may be void if you’re using a non-registered vehicle for deliveries.
That being said, you won’t get deactivated for using an alternate vehicle.
What DoorDash does worry about however is the type of vehicle used.
You shouldn’t tell DoorDash you’re delivering on a bicycle or on foot if you’re actually using a vehicle for deliveries.
As long as you are honest in this regard, you should be fine.
Will Customers Complain If You Drive A Different Vehicle?
We already know that DoorDash doesn’t seem to mind a lot if you drive a different vehicle, as long as it’s in the right vehicle class (meaning you state that you’re driving a car, rather than using a bike.)
But how do customers feel about it?
According to other Dashers, it doesn’t appear to be much of an issue to customers, either.
While people occasionally hear from customers that they were looking out for whatever vehicle was registered within the app, the car used doesn’t seem to matter for the vast majority of deliveries.
It’s such commonplace to use a different vehicle for DoorDash now that it doesn’t really phase people when the vehicle description doesn’t exactly match.
As long as people get their food quickly and their order arrives as intended, most people really don’t mind.
So, it may not be that big of a deal if you don’t update your vehicle each time you switch.
Using a second car to deliver DoorDash orders is common, and most people don’t bother updating their vehicle information.
However, if you’re permanently switching to a new car, it’s probably a good idea. If anything, to ensure you’re properly covered by DoorDash’s insurance.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any questions about delivering with DoorDash, please ask them using the comment form below.
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister