Working as Lyft driver is an easy way to earn more money fast, working with a flexible schedule when it suits to you. As a Lyft driver your principales tools will be your smartphone and your vehicle. If you do not know what a rideshare driver do we propose you a resume of a Lyft driver job.
Become Lyft Driver it's easy. Lyft Application Process is free and online. The list of qualifications for driving for Lyft includes:
First of all if your question is: I have to own a vehicle to become Lyft driver the answer is no. Lyft has a rental car program with unlimited miles, which allows you to become a Lyft driver and earn extra income even if you do not own a car. Lyft Express Drive is currently only available in some cities in the United States. If you want to know more, read our complete guide on Lyft Express Drive.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older
Applicants must own a smartphone (iPhone or Android) for the Lyft driver APP
US driver’s license
Provide proof of insurance
A picture of yourself for your Lyft driver account
Before to start earn money as Lyft driver applicants are required to undergo a background check. It's the same for all the rideshare and delivery companies (Postmates, UberEats and Doordash). If you are curious or want to learn more about Lyft background check qualificatioins, you can read our complete guide on Lyft backgrond check process
There are safety standards for the vehicles on the Lyft platform. Your car must to pass a vehicle inspection every year. If you want to learn more about Lyft vehicle inspection process and have some tips to pass it, you can read our detailed guide on Lyft vehicle inspection
Some basic vehicle requirements are the same for all the U.S.A. These include:
4 doors car
All four doors must be able to open and close from the interior and the exterior
Passengers must be able to unlock and lock their own doors
5-8 seats, including the driver's
Car must be free of body damage and dents. Taxis and stretch limousines aren't allowed on the Lyft platform.
All seat belts equipped in the vehicle must be functional
Windows must be functional (able to roll up and down) and free of cracks
Air conditioning and heat must be fully functional
All exterior lights must function
If you need to see if you tires are in good condition you can use the penny test.
Other vehicle requirements are specific to each state and may also change from city to city even if in the same state. This concerns in particular for the age of your vehicle. Below you will find a checklist updated 2019 of all the states in which you can become Lyft driver with the respective age requirement of your car.
2004 or newer
2007 or newer
If you are a Lyft user, you already know that Lyft offers passengers different types of rides and the possibility to choose the type of car. This is an important point for the passengers and for the Lyft drivers. In fact, in the Lyft plateform if you have a nicer car you can earn more cash. With Lyft Lux Black, you get paid more for driving a black car or SUV. Check our list of Lyft types of rides and find if your vehicle is elegible.
Keep im mind: Passengers pay a higher rate for Lyft XL rides, so you'll receive that higher rate
Note: These types of rides are not available in all the cities. If you want to know which type of rides is available in your market, you can find the Lyft page dedicated to your city
Related Article: Lyft Rides Types
You do not need a car to become a Lyft driver, you can participate to the Lyft rental car program 'Express Drive'. If you want to drive your ownc car, the requirements are simple and you only have to pass a vehicle inspection. If you have a SUV or a nicer car, you will earn more. With the Lyft new driver sign up bonus, working as Lyft driver is a real making money opportunity.
Set up your Lyft Account and start to earn money