Becoming a rideshare driver can be a lucrative side gig. Before you can hop in the car and start driving for Uber or Lyft, there are a few things you have to do. Yearly vehicle inspections are quite common throughout the United States, but did you know Uber and Lyft require vehicle inspections as well?
Vehicle inspections are mandated by states or local authorities to ensure the safety of cars, people, and limit pollution. Uber and Lyft have vehicle inspections for the same reasons. The inspection must be completed before being able to drive but will also be required annually ...read more
Want to take your dog along for your Uber ride? You may be in luck depending on your driver. Uber, let's the decision on whether or not a driver allows animals in their car rest with the driver. As Uber drivers are independent contractors driving their own cars, they are allowed to decline a rider who is traveling with a pet such as a cat or a dog. The best practice for getting ordering an Uber when you are with your dog is to immediately call the driver after you have requested your ride and explain that you have ...read more
Have you ever wondered how Lyft calculates their fares since implementing their Upfront Fare model? While it may seem like Lyft's upfront fares are just a random price, there are actually a few key components that go into calculating and your Lyft Fare behind the scenes.
The Upfront Lyft fare that you see when you first book a ride is based on 4 main criteria:
Uber has become a huge part of life - and for good reason. Uber makes life easier for people everywhere. One of the great things about the company is they are always innovating and finding new ways to help people through their days. Uber has recently released a voucher system as a new method for paying for an Uber ride, well really, having someone else pay for your Uber ride! When you have a voucher given to you, you can use it to cover all or part of your Uber ride cost.
Uber vouchers are provided by businesses and given to ...read more
For rideshares like Uber and Lyft, the highway, airport, bridge, and tunnel tolls that you incur on your trip will be automatically added to your bill at the end of your ride. The toll amount charged is based on the electronic toll collection system price, such as FasTrak, TollTag, Good to Go! Pass, or E-ZPass. Please click here for a complete list of US tolls. You can also choose to calculate the cost of your ride on RideGuru’s Fare Calculator which will also include the price of any tolls that you may incur on your journey.
Some exceptions to ...read more