Cars! As an Uber and Lyft driver, your vehicle is your biggest asset, your office, and at the end of the day, your ride home. Driving the right car can make your ride fares higher, keep your fuel and maintenance costs low, and make your job a lot more enjoyable.
In the collection of posts below, learn which cars qualify for Uber and Lyft, how to access an affordable car if you don’t already have one, and how to navigate your way through all of the vehicle-related details you’ll have to manage when you’re a working driver.
Uber and Lyft Vehicle Requirements
Find out what kind of cars qualify for Uber and Lyft.
- Uber vehicle requirements: Can you drive for Uber with your car?
- Lyft vehicle requirements
- Vehicle requirements for delivery services
How to rent, buy, or lease a car for Uber or Lyft
There are many options available if you need a car for Uber, Lyft, and delivery apps. Many drivers choose rentals through Uber and Lyft, or through third-party rental services.
- All the ways to rent or lease a car for Uber and Lyft
- How to use Maven Gig to rent a car for ridesharing
- Hyrecar: Rent a car from a peer-to-peer network
How to apply to drive for Uber 0r Lyft when you don’t have a car
Here’s a common dilemma: You want to drive for Uber or Lyft, but you want to see if the company will accept you as a driver before you go through the trouble of accessing a car.
If you don’t currently have access to a qualifying car and you want to see if Uber or Lyft will accept you as a driver, visit the driver application page for Uber or Lyft and select “I need a car.” That option will allow you to complete the screening process without having access to a vehicle.
Both Uber and Lyft require that you complete a vehicle inspection. Learn what the inspections cover, how to pass, and what to do if you don’t pass the first time.
Helpful gear to use while you’re driving
Every driver needs a good phone mount, chargers, and accessories. Here are the best.
Good places to find cars that qualify for Uber and Lyft
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