Driving with Lyft is a flexible way to earn part-time or full-time income.
If you’re interested in driving for Lyft, these are the resources at RidesharingDriver.com that will help you understand the job and get started as a driver.
Getting started as a driver: Steps to drive for Lyft
Learn the Lyft driver requirements and see all of the steps you’ll need to take to get started.
- Lyft driver requirements: Do you qualify?
- A look inside the Lyft background check
- How to get your vehicle inspected for Lyft
- Rejected by Lyft: Can you reapply?
- Too young for Lyft: Other driving gigs to try
All about cars: Vehicle requirements and how to rent a car
Having a qualifying vehicle can be the biggest barrier to driving for Lyft. Learn the vehicle requirements, and how to rent a qualifying car.
- Lyft vehicle requirements
- How to rent a car for Lyft: Express Drive review
- Other rideshare rental options
Life as a Lyft driver: Driving strategies, app features, and how to earn more
Once you get started as a Lyft driver, it might feel like you’re being thrown into the deep end.
Here’s how you can make the most of your time on the road, and how to get help when things go wrong.
- How drivers can contact Lyft
- $1000 per week! See amazing Lyft driver pay
- How Priority Mode works
- Lyft Streaks: How they work, and how to get more
- A guide to every Lyft bonus for drivers
- The best gas rewards for Lyft drivers
- Get more scheduled rides with the Skeddy app
- What is Lyft delivery? Is it worth it for drivers?
- Don’t make these tax mistakes!
What is Lyft like for passengers?
To be the best driver that you can be, you need to understand how Lyft works for your passengers.
Learn about the different Lyft ride types, and strategies that customers use to optimize their Lyft experience.
- What are the differences between the Lyft ride types?
- How much does Lyft cost? How pricing works
- Overcharged by Lyft? What to do
- How to do round trips and multiple stops on a Lyft ride
- Lyft promo codes for existing users? How to save
Lyft Driver FAQ
How much can you make driving with Lyft?
Ridesharing drivers can expect to make around $15—$25 per hour, on average. Check out the latest income data from the top resources.
How do I get started as a driver?
Your first step is to apply. Lyft will ask you to enter basic personal information and consent to a background screening.
While you wait for background screening, you can upload your registration, license, and insurance documents.
You can sign on and drive after Lyft accepts your documents and clears your background screening.
How does auto insurance work?
Lyft offers a ($1,000,000) liability policy, and a high-deductible ($2500) contingent collision insurance policy. You will also need to show Lyft that you’re covered by a personal auto insurance policy.
Does Lyft reimburse me for any of my costs, like gas?
No, Lyft does not reimburse you for any expenses. You must pay for your own gas, maintenance, personal insurance, and any other expenses.
As an independent contractor, you can write off some of your expenses to reduce your taxable income.
The application is taking a long time. What should I do?
If more than 10 days have passed since you began the background screening, contact Lyft and ask for an update.