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 to contact Lyft
- $1000 per week! See amazing Lyft driver pay
- 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.
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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.
Beth Chaisson says
If I begin to drive for Lyft using one car (ex. a Ford) and later buy a new model car (ex. Dodge) what would the procedure be to notify Lyft of the new car?
I ask because I’m looking to get a new car but also perhaps become a Lyft driver, maybe.
Doug H says
The app makes it easy to add a new car. When you get the new car, go to the Vehicles and Devices section and follow steps to add a new vehicle. You can select between the two cars once you have the new one added to your profile.
Raj Saraf says
Can I add my son as additional *driver* to my Lyft or Uber account. If I can, can you please advise how I can do it?
Thanks for your help & kindest regards.
He can make his own driver account as use the same vehicle as you. The only way to add another driver to your account is if you’re a fleet account (Uber Black) and want to add drivers.
John Rounds says
I am unable to receive payment through my current Bank due to a problem with a problem I had with it and I have had to acquire a temporary debit card. I tried to download the Lyft card but was unable to complete it. I need to have a way to have all the information turned over to Lyft so I can receive payments after each ride. How can I accomplish that????
Might be easiest to do it on a regular computer. Go to lyft.com/login and log in. Go to payout information. Edit your payout information there and enter your new banking details.
If it’s two driver in the same house, can we share the same phone number to drive Lyft? Would that be a issue?
Each of you should have a separate phone number
Emelia Medina says
how many hours are allowed to drive for lyft a day?
For every 12 hours you’re online, you have to take an uninterrupted 6 hour break. Here’s more info from Lyft about mandatory breaks
I’m trying to add myself as a driver to a Lyft Driver app that has the car my Mom is using. How do I add myself as a driver through the app? Please explain in full detail
You have to apply for your own account at lyft.com or in the lyft driver app. You can use the same car as your mom. You will add it during the application process.