To apply for Lyft, very similar to Uber, applicants must meet some driver requirements. The list of Lyft qualifications includes some vehicle requirements.
To become a Lyft driver you must own your own vehicle or rent one with Lyft Express Drive for example. Some requirements are generic and apply to all the United States of America. Lyft car requirements include:
Other requirements change from state to state. In particular regarding the maximum age of your car. Your vehicle must respect your city’s vehicle age requirement. Your car will not qualify for Lyft and your application will be rejected if it doesn't meet the vehicle age requirements. Even if your car is in good condition, there are no exceptions regarding the maximum age of your vehicle.
2004 or newer
2007 or newer
Now that you have verified that your car has all the requirements it is important that you know that Lyft wants to ensure safe rides to all the users on the Lyft platform. Your car will have to undergo a vehicle inspection. Lyft vehicle inspection is a part of the application process to become a Lyft driver. Lyft vehicle inspection is required for all the vehicles in the Lyft platform. Each vehicle must in any case pass a vehicle inspection every year.
You can schedule your Lyft vehicle inspection through the Lyft App or your Lyft driver account. Do not worry, Lyft app will remind you that you have to do your inspection one month before expiry. Lyft vehicle inspection is FREE in the Lyft HUB
The safety inspection critieria set by Lyft is designed to make sure that your vehicle is operating safely and includes:
If you need to verify that your tires are in good condition, perform a penny test. Watch the video below.
Your car must be free of body damage and dents. You cannot drive for Lyft with a damaged car.
The actual Lyft car inspection takes 15 minutes once the car is in the Lyft HUB. Paper work may take another 5/10 minutes.
Now you know the details for Lyft driver and vehicle qualifications in order to drive for Lyft. Qualifying for Lyft is not so complicated. If you have your own car you only need to pass a vehicle inspection and you can start quicly earn money as Lyft driver. If you don’t have a car, you can easily rent a car with Lyft Express Drive.
Set up your Lyft Account and start to earn money