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. The Lyft 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 check every year.
So, how much does the vehicle inspection cost? Depending on the choice of the place to go to do the car inspection, the cost vary:
We highly recommend Rideshare Mechanic. You can make an appointment online and get your car inspected anywhere you are. The great advantage is that they already have the inspection form, so you do not have to worry about it.
In addition, rideshare drivers who drive for Uber and Lyft get discounted prices.
The safety vehicle inspection sets by Lyft is designed to make sure that your vehicle is operating safely. It's important to know what they will check. You will be able to prepare beforehand so that you don't have to waste time on a return trip to the Lyft Hub or another inspection station. Here's what they will look for:
If you feel more comfortable, you can get a courtesy check on the major components and systems in a closest Firestone Complete Auto Care location.
During the courtesy inspection the technician will look for obvious problems such as tires that look low in air, leaks, frayed wiper blades, corroded battery terminals, a dirty air filter and a few more items.
The preventive control of the tire tread, if the appropriate instrument is not available, can be done with the penny test.
If you put a penny in the tread and can see the top of Lincoln's head, you need new tires. Watch the video below.
For your car inspection, you'll need to bring the required documents:
If your car inspection has expired, your Lyft account will be temporarily suspended until you proceed with the inspection. In this case you will not be able to momentarily drive in the Lyft platform.
Very similar to Uber, all the vehicles in the Lyft Plateform need to pass a vehicle inspection yearly.
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 the expiration date.
The actual Lyft car inspection takes 15 minutes once the car is in the Lyft HUB. Paper work may take another 5/10 minutes.
Inspecting the 11 points prior to your Lyft vehicle inspection test is the best way to avoid a failing. It’s easy to see that taking a few minutes to check that all of your lights are operational, that your tires are in good condition... is well worth the effort.
The Lyft examinator will explain why your car failed. In this case you have two choices:
The obligation of the car inspection should not therefore be considered as an "extra" but as an opportunity to be able to ensure for themselves, passengers and other vehicles, the certainty of safe rides. Furthermore, the car inspection is free or has a decidedly affordable cost.
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