Lyft Vehicle Requirements: The General Requirements 2019

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Lyft Vehicle Requirements

Lyft is a popular taxi-hailing company established in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, US. Many people want to become a driver with lyft and normally ask the Lyft car requirements. Well, it’s pretty easy. In this post, I will show you the eligibility checklist so you can go out there and make an extra income from doing what you love.

The very basic Lyft vehicle requirement is to have a safe car. There are, however, different state vehicle requirements by Lyft that you should fulfill before becoming a driver with the Transport company.

General Lyft Car Requirements 2019

This is an overview of the minimum requirements of becoming a Lyft driver in the United States. These are personal requirements and vehicle requirements are a separate thing, but on the upside, very easy to meet.

  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Pass criminal qualifications check. You must have none of the following criminal backgrounds:
    • Violent crime
    • Sexual offenses
    • Disqualifying felony charges
    • Disqualifying drug-related crime
    • Disqualifying burglary or property damage offense
  • Pass a DMV check. Drivers will be disqualified if the driving background check reveals any of the following scenarios:
    • More than three (3) moving breaches in the past three years (eg, accidents or traffic light violations)
    • A major moving breach in the past three years (such as driving on a suspended driving license or reckless driving)
    • A DUI or any other drug-related driving violation in the past seven years
    • Driving-related convictions in the past seven years (such as hit-and-run or felonies involving a car)
  • Current and legitimate driver’s license
  • Valid number plates with current certification (commercial plates are additionally acceptable)
  • Present valid insurance with your name on the cover policy

When you meet all the general Lyft car requirements, it’s time to assess your vehicle to see whether you qualify for the program. Here is where you will need to know your State’s requirements.

Your vehicle needs to have the basic security features such as working headlights, seatbelts, turn signals and be free from any body damages. 

Lyft also has additional Vehicle requirements for their Lyft Lux and Lyft Premier for their high end customers. These are the vehicle model requirements for Lyft Premier and Lyft Lux.

Lyft Premier Vehicle Requirements

In this category, the driver is also required by the company to constantly maintain a rating of 4.7 plus to stay in the category regardless of the car model.

  • Acura ILX*, RLX, TL*, TLX*,MDX, RDX, RL,
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • Audi Models A4, A4 Allroad, A6, A7, A8, Q3, Q5, Q7, RS4, RS7, S4, S6, S7, S8, SQ5
  • Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Mulsanne
  • BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, 4 Series Gran Coupe, 6 Series Gran Coupe, 7 Series, ALPINA B7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe,ActiveHybrid 5, ActiveHybrid 7, ActiveHybrid X6, ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe, X1^, X3, X4, X5, X6
  • Buick Enclave, Envision, LaCrosse, Regal, Regal Sportback
  • Cadillac models ATS, ATS-V, CT6, SRX, STS, XT5, XTS, CTS, CTS Wagon, CTS-V, CTS-V Wagon, DTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV,
  • Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe
  • Chrysler models 300*
  • Ford Expedition*, Explorer*
  • Genesis model G80, G90
  • GMC Acadia,Acadia Limited, Acadia Denali, Terrain*, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon Limited
  • Hyundai Equus, Genesis
  • Infiniti FX, FX35, FX50, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX70,G37, JX, M, M35, M37, M45, M56, Q40, Q45, Q50, Q70, QX, QX80
  • Jaguar models F-Pace, X-Type, XF, XJ
  • Kia K900
  • Land Rover Discovery, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque,
  • Lexus ES, GS, GX, IS, LS, LX, NX, RX
  • Lincoln Continental, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator, Town
  • Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz 300-Class, 350-Class, 400-Class, 420-Class, 500-Class, 560-Class, C-Class, CLA-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, E55 AMG, G-Class, GL-Class, GLA-Class, GLC-Class, GLE-Class, GLK-Class, GLS-Class, M-Class, ML55 AMG, Maybach, R-Class, S-Class
  • Nissan Armada*
  • Porsche Cayenne, Macan
  • Rolls-Royce Ghost, Phantom
  • Tesla Models 3, Model S, Model X
  • Toyota Land Cruiser, Sequoia
  • Volkswagen models Atlas, Touareg
  • Volvo models S60, S80, S90, XC60
  • Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar

Lyft Lux Vehicle Requirements

  • Acura models MDX, RLX
  • Audi models A6, A7, A8, Q7, RS7, S6, S7, S8
  • Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Mulsanne
  • BMW 5 Series, Alpina B6 Gran Coupe, Alpina B7, M5,6 Series Gran Coupe, ActiveHybrid 7, 7 Series, ActiveHybrid 5, M6 Gran Coupe, X5
  • Buick Enclave, LaCrosse
  • Cadillac CT6, CTS, CTS Wagon, CTS-V, CTS-V Wagon, Escalade, Escalade XT5, XTS, ESV, SRX,
  • Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe
  • Genesis models G80, G90
  • GMC Acadia Denali, Acadia Limited model, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL
  • Hyundai Equus
  • Infiniti models FX, JX, M, M37, M56, Q70, QX, QX56, QX60, QX80
  • Jaguar F-Pace, XF, XJ-Series
  • Land Rover Discovery*, LR4, Range Rover,
  • Lexus ES 250, ES 300h, ES 350, GS 350, GS 450h, GS 460, GS F, GX 460, GX 470, LS 460, LS 600h L, LX 570, RX 350, RX 450h
  • Lincoln Continental*, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator
  • Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class, ML55 AMG, R-Class, S-Class, E55 AMG, G-Class, GL-Class, GLS-Class, M-Class, Maybach,
  • Porsche Cayenne model
  • Rolls Royce Ghost, Phantom
  • Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X
  • Toyota Land Cruiser, Sequoia
  • Volkswagen Atlas
  • Volvo models S80, S90, XC90
  • Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar

Pros of Riding for Lyft

  1. Earn up to $40 per hour
  2. Use the new Lyft driver promo code to earn extra bucks for up to $1,000 as a new driver sign-up bonus
  3. Keep 100% of the passenger tips you earn
  4. Maximize your Lyft driver earnings by at least 20% with the new Power Driver Bonus
  5. Earn a passenger referral reward for every new rider you bring to Lyft
  6. A chance to be your own boss

Cons of being a Lyft driver

  1. Lyft Prime Time, their version of rush pricing during periods of high ride demand, is capped at twice the base fare
  2. Constant driving consumes more smartphone data
  3. You may get bored from long working hours
  4. Adds more miles on your car which escalates its depreciation

Lyft Customer Care Contacts

Online support: Fill form Here

Phone: Request callback from the online form above

Twitter: @asklyft

Website: Lyft.com

Bottomline

Lyft car requirements are as easy as what we discussed above. Still, have any doubts before joining the program? Let’s hear in the comments section below. You can also use the Lyft customer care contacts above to inquire more. Some of the best cities to drive for Lyft include New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco.

 

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