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What are the requirements to drive?

  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • Lyft car requirements: 4-door car that is year 2006 or newer and seats 4 passengers. Model year varies in many cities and states.
  • Complete a vehicle inspection that covers mechanical and cosmetic condition
  • You must have in-state insurance with your name on the policy
  • Must have an in-state US driver’s license and one full year of US driving experience
  • In-state plates with a current registration
  • Pass a background check and a driving record check
  • Own a smartphone: iPhone 5s or newer running iOS 10+, Android devices running 7+
  • Comply with any local regulations in your area

Is there any equipment I need in my car?

There aren’t any specific requirements, but there are some things that will greatly improve your experience and get better tips.  Get a car mount for you phone before you start driving.  Then buy other things as you get paid.  Listed in order of importance:

  • Car mount for your phone
  • Cables
    • I like to have different colors for my cables and cables for passengers.  Silver multi end cabled for passengers, easier to see in the dark.  Red for my cables.
    • These cables will get a lot of use, do not get cheap cables, they will fall apart too fast.  I prefer nylon braided cables.
    • I have two multi-end charging cables hanging for passengers to use, I get many comments on these cables.  I cannot strongly enough recommend these cables:Multi end charger cables


  • Bluetooth ear buds
  • Water, gum, mints
  • Basic cleaning supplies
    • Glass and Surface cleaner
    • Lint free cloth wipes
    • Odor spray
  • Paper towels
  • Vomit bags
  • Portable vacuum
    • I love this one, I use it every day