Rideshare Helpful Tips

You've made the great decision to start driving for a Rideshare company and the next step is completing your Rideshare Inspection. Please review the below content to ensure your vehicle meets the guidelines of your Rideshare company and let's get your driving!


  • Meet the minimum age to drive in your city

  • Have at least one year of licensed driving experience in the US (3 years if you are under the age of 23 years old)

  • Have a valid US Driver’s license​

  • Proof of residency in your city, state, or province

  • Proof of vehicle insurance if you plan to drive your own car

  • A driver profile photo

    • Must be a forward‑facing, centered photo including the driver’s full face and top of shoulders, with no sunglasses

    • Must be a photo only of the driver with no other subject in the frame, well‑lit, and in focus; it cannot be a driver’s license photo or other printed photograph

  • Have your background check and Safety Vehicle Inspection completed https://www.takkz.com/


**Review the below list before  submitting your vehicle inspection to ensure your vehicle meets the guidelines:


1. Your vehicle cannot be more than 15 years old.


2. Both headlights come on and high beams both work.

3. Both tail lights work.

4. All four turn indicators work.

5. All 3 brake lights work.

6. All brakes are in good working condition.

7. Emergency/parking brake works / hold vehicle in place.

8. The steering component are in good working condition.

9. There are no cracks in the windshield or any other glass on the vehicle.

10. All seat belts work correctly (buckle and can be adjusted). 

11. All wiper blades (Front/Rear) must be in good working condition and have no tears in the rubber.

12. The front seats slide all the way forward and backwards to accommodate leg room for all passengers.

13. All 4 doors open, close and lock on the car.

14. The horn works (admits a sound when pressed by driver).

15. The Speedometer works.

16. The Front and Rear bumpers are on the car correctly.

17. The exhaust system is on the car and is not a loud "after market system". All parties should be able to talk at a normal volume level around the vehicle as it is running.

18. All tires are in good condition and the tread is above the low wear bar to prevent hydroplaning.

19. All 3 mirrors are in good working condition and have no cracks in them.

20. The license plate state needs to be the same as the state you will be driving in.

21. All vehicles must have 4 doors.

22. All vehicles must have 5 seats.




  • Valid California driver’s license

    • Active duty military applicants and their dependents can have an out-of-state driver's license and documents.

  • 1 year of driving experience and be 21 or older

  • Pass driver screening: reviews your driving history and criminal background check

  • Any smartphone that can download and run the Lyft Driver app

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