You may have decided to become a driver for Lyft or Uber to earn some extra income for yourself but you are unsure of the requirements needed for your vehicle. You may also be wondering what are the best cars to drive for Uber or Lyft and if you own one of these cars.
Your vehicle cannot be older than 10 years old, and if it is much newer than this that is good too. A manual transmission is fine, and your vehicle must be a four-door car, minivan, or truck. It must have seating and seatbelts for at least 4 passengers. Your full name must be on the insurance for the vehicle and you must pass a driving record check as well as a background check. Your vehicle does not have to be registered to your name but it must pass a mechanical vehicle inspection. If driving for Uber, you cannot drive with a full-size van or a taxi and you cannot have advertisements or commercial markings on your vehicle. As a driver, you can get insurance for Uber which protects both you and your passengers while driving. This covers liability and any injuries you or your passengers may encounter during an accident. Vehicle requirements for Lyft include meeting your city's vehicle age requirement, having at least four car doors, and offering 5-8 seats including the driver's seat. The Lyft rental program allows you to rent a car with no long term commitment that you can use to drive. Maintenance and insurance are also included in the rental cost.
This car is perfect for long distances, especially if you are driving customers to the airport. It is a very comfortable car with great safety features such as Forward Collision Warning and automatic emergency braking. It has a fuel mileage with the combined 34 mpg and it is completely redesigned to give you that sporty feel with boosted performance. It is a Top Safety Pick car and exceeds expectations when it comes to reliability. You can spend more time driving and gaining an income than at the mechanic's shop.
The Chevrolet Impala has some of the latest technology features including rear cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot monitoring, collision warnings, and lane departure assistance. This car offers a WiFi hotspot so that you can stay safe and connected during long trips at work. It comes in a range of colors and has a 5-star overall vehicle score, available 305 max horsepower, 4G LTE WiFi, and standard Apple CarPlay compatibility. With a touch screen display, you can play music and receive texts. There is also start/stop technology, and it will offer you and your passengers a luxurious ride with its premium chrome and woodgrain accents.
This car model can fit up to 5 passengers, has a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and is very affordable. It offers great mileage, front and rear anti-roll bars, Apple car play integration, SMS text message function, premium speakers, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink. This vehicle comes with heated front bucket seats, power rear windows, side-impact airbags, knee airbags, front airbags, overhead airbags and cruise control with steering wheel controls.
This vehicle is available as a sports model or plug-in hybrid in three modes that allow you to choose electric or gas or both. The driving range on a full charge and full tank of gas are estimated to be 610 miles. Left-side display screens include Engage and Empower modes which help you view gauges for engine power, lithium-ion battery power, and how close you are to the gasoline engine on/off threshold. Its EcoSelect feature allows your vehicle to drive more efficiently, with balance for acceleration/deceleration, harshness, vibration, and climate control. FordPass connect allows both passengers and drivers to enjoy a WiFi hotspot. Up to 10 devices can connect as much and you can use FordPass to track your WiFi data usage.
This vehicle has a standard on top of the line Limited trim and has automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The system can detect if a person unexpectedly comes out of nowhere while you are driving and the system will automatically apply the brakes to avoid you from getting into a collision. The Sonata also has blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, automatic high beams, and rear parking sensors. This car is made up of a high-strength steel skeleton which means that force is redistributed and you will feel less impact from a collision when you are inside the vehicle. The interior of the car has some incredible features including rear side window sunshades, power auto-down/up passenger window, power door locks, panoramic sunroof, smart cruise control with stop/smart capability, ventilated front seats, and comfortable leather seats.