So I want to show you the vehicle requirements for both Lyft and Uber. Now, both of them are gonna be slightly different but very similar. Now each city is going to have a different requirement depending on their needs.
So vehicle age, this is going to be one of the most important things to take note, is your car new enough to be able to drive? Lyft vehicles have to be 2005 or newer unless listed below. So for example, California [is a] big market [and] 2004 is the oldest vehicle year.
Now the reason why they’re making it older more available is because they want more drivers, and making it older is giving a greater pool for the greater market.
Now I’m in Minneapolis, so Minnesota [is] 2004, 2002 [is] in Nebraska. Wow, they are really hurting. Is there anything under 2002? But you also got places like 2007 Portland, and I wonder if it shows… so California is all cities. So that would include San Francisco which is the hub and the mecca of rideshare.
Now there are basic things that you should also know, four doors, and this is all the stuff outside of the four doors. These things [your] engine, your seat belts, all this stuff, this stuff will be covered in your vehicle inspection, which is typically $35, and you can pay one time, and it will cover both Lyft and Uber. So they’ll check lights, body, [and] tires. I don’t need to go over this. You’re hopefully literate and you can read all this stuff. Window seat, all this stuff.
Now let’s go over the other big question. Now Lyft and Uber both have the most basic platform and that’s UberX and just Lyft. And that’s the economy class and this is what changed the game. Remember it used to be a limo service for Uber cab and they launched UberX in 2012, and that made it go crazy big.
Because everyday ordinary drivers can use their cars for everyday needs. Okay. So you didn’t need a license to have a limo and so forth.
And so UberX is the most basic, and I wanted to show different Uber selections because there is a Lyft equivalent that’s almost identical in every way, down to price and types of cars. So UberX is the most common one. You can read these things.
You can have a taxi cab, or government car marked vehicle that’s worth noting, of course, you need working windows, air conditioning. So again things that will be covered in the vehicle inspection.
And car model is 2002 or newer to qualify Uber, and they’re going to be stipulations within different cities. And they’re going to have popular models Chrysler, Dodge […] all this kind of stuff.
I have a Toyota Prius which is one of the best, top three, best rideshare cars. What other good ones…Sentra is great. So that’s UberX and that’s going to be the majority of us.
Now if you have a car that can fit six people or more you are now available for Uber XL or Lyft Plus, and this is a four-door SUV or a minivan. So I have a Sienna and with independently opening doors. All right.
So a similar thing and you can look at the different popular models. So, for example, I have a Sienna and these are the different ones that can fit.
Some of these that are Uber XL can fit for UberSELECT, BLACK, and SUV. However, it doesn’t always go both ways, all right. So let’s say if you had a black SUV, you can do UberSUV, which UberSUV is the most expensive, most lux platform that Uber has.
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So, for instance, MDX, Q7, Excursion, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GL class, I mean these are nice cars, and those are really, really expensive fares.
Interior, it needs to be black only, it’s all about the black, black leather or vegan leather. What is that? But here’s the tricky thing about being…if you’re UberBLACK or UberSUV, you have to have a commercial insurance.
Commercial insurance and you need to be licensed. Okay, this is not like other cars. And so UberBLACK and UberSUV have the highest income potential, however, has more stipulations. And for some cities, I’m pretty sure there is the airport permit you need, and I think that’s going to be the case for all UberX too and Lyft Regular in the near future come 2018.
So UberSELECT is also one that many of you guys can consider because you may not have a luxurious car, but you have a car that is a little bit nicer. So these would be a lot of Audis, BMW, Buick, Cadillacs. So these are the ones.
So look at this carefully because you may have a car surprising that would fit under UberSELECT, and UberSELECT is way higher than UberX.
And so even if you get fewer rides with UberSELECT which is gonna be the case, everything but over UberX is going to have fewer rides.
However, if you take the rides and you execute them well, you may be able to get paid out more even though you take fewer rides. And noticed this, to be UberSELECT you need to have a 4.75 rating which is not hard to get, you should have at least a 4.9 or higher in my opinion, and then 25 rated trips. So only the best of the best and even this I think that’s a pretty pathetically low rating.
So those are the different ones, and one final note, if you do Uber Eats or delivery, you have a really low bar 1997. So just keep that in mind.
Perhaps rideshare is not for you because in this season of life you don’t have a car that fits it, but you know what, you probably have a car that fits for delivery. And there are other apps that you can use, that you can use your bike, or walk, or motorcycle or so forth.
So hopefully, that was helpful. Those are the vehicle requirements. This will be dated the moment I publish it. So please look online [and] Google vehicle requirements for Lift and Uber, and look at the updated ones, because every year they’re going to move it forward. So, [I] hope this was helpful.
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