Become a Lyft Driver!
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much can I make as a Lyft driver?
I ran an income survey for drivers, and after accounting for expenses, drivers typically make around $11-$16/hour.
How does auto insurance work?
Lyft covers you with a large ($1,000,000) liability policy, and a high-deductible collision insurance policy. You will also need to show Lyft that you’re covered by a personal auto insurance policy. In the event of an accident, Lyft asks that you first try to get covered by your own company, then theirs.
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My car doesn’t qualify. Where should I get a car that does?
My readers have had success looking for cars that qualify for Lyft here:
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What if the car I want to drive isn’t registered in my name?
You can drive a car that is not registered in your name as long as the vehicle is listed on your insurance policy.
Can my car have a salvage title?
No. Lyft will not accept cars with salvage titles.
Can more than one Lyft driver drive the same car?
Yes, as long as both names are on the insurance. So if you and your spouse, significant other, friend, or family member share a car, both of you can be Lyft drivers as long as both of you are insured.
Does Lyft reimburse me for any of my costs?
Lyft will only reimburse you for damage to your car caused by a Lyft user. For instance, if a passenger vomits in your car, Lyft will reimburse the costs of cleaning up to $250. Lyft will not reimburse your other expenses like gas and car maintenance.
Can I drive for Lyft if my car is damaged?
It depends on how damaged your car is. Minor scrapes, scuffs, and dings from very minor accidents are usually ok. Large dents, major paint flaws, hanging or broken bumpers, cracked glass, missing parts — those may cause you to fail the inspection. Read more.