Uber An Uber Black vehicle must be made within five years of a driver’s application, contain at least four seats for passengers, and fall within the company’s list of authorized luxury vehicles. A driver-partner needs a rating of at least 4.85 or better to stay in the Uber Black program. Lyft A qualified Lyft Lux vehicle is a black […]
Uber and Lyft require each vehicle operating on its apps to have at least four doors. This requirement ensures rider comfort and safety.
Uber and Lyft drivers comply with annual inspection requirements by using third-party inspectors from local auto shops or dealerships. Company representatives who staff local activation centers can recommend inspection services to drivers.
Uber Uber requires driver-partner applicants to use vehicles that are 15 years old or newer on the platform. The exception to this rule is New York City, which requires vehicles to be 13 years old or newer with additional restrictions based on vehicle model. Lyft The maximum age requirement for Lyft vehicles varies by region. For example, […]
Uber: Uber requires every driver-partner to maintain their own auto insurance that meets or exceeds state standards. The company provides coverage for third-party liability, uninsured motorist injury, and collision coverage after a $1,000 deductible paid by the driver. Lyft: Lyft requires each driver to acquire auto insurance meeting or exceeding their state’s auto insurance requirements. The company pays for […]
Uber and Lyft are able to offer fares at competitive rates because their drivers typically own the vehicles. Drivers for both companies also pay for auto insurance, maintenance, and fuel. Uber and Lyft have begun offering rental services to drivers who want to carry passengers without owning their vehicles.