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How does Lyft work?

Posted by: RideGuru in Rideshare Knowledge 1 month, 2 weeks ago

If you are new to ridesharing and have never tried Lyft before, there is no need to worry. Using a rideshare service like Lyft is much easier than you may think. To get started, check out our top five beginner FAQ's and follow the link at the bottom of the article for detailed step by step instructions on how to sign up and use Lyft.

What is Ridesharing?

Rideshares are similar to traditional taxicabs but instead of hailing a car on the street or calling a dispatch service, rideshares offer a smartphone application that you can use to call ...

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What is a Lyft Cleaning Fee?

Posted by: RideGuru in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Were you charged a Lyft cleaning fee (also called a “damage fee”) at the end of your ride? Lyft drivers have the ability to claim that a rider left a mess in their car and as a result charge you with a cleaning fee to help compensate them for their lost time.

Lyft damage fees range between $25 and $250 and there are 3 levels of severity that you can be charged with.

$250: This is the maximum amount a driver can request. Typically this amount is charge if you are responsible for any major bodily fluid messes inside your ...

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How to Schedule a Round Trip Lyft Ride

Posted by: RideGuru in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Lyft is known as a popular on-demand ride service, you request a ride when you need a ride. However, our gurus have been asked many times if it is possible to set up a round trip ride instead. While there is no formal round trip option on Lyft we do have an easy solution for booking a “round trip” ride. See the steps below.

As a side note, we only recommend following the below steps if your stop is going to be very brief as you will be expected to pay wait time while your driver waits to take you ...

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Top 5 Dash Cams for Uber and Lyft Drivers, 2019

Posted by: RideGuru in Driver Community 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Looking for a Dashboard Camera for your car? These are our top five Dash Cams of 2019, tested by the RideGurus and our community of drivers!

Dash cams provide a peace of mind when driving for a rideshare service and generally the best dash cams have similar technology to one another. However, we combed through reviews, prices, and our own experiences to compare which dash cams get you the most bang for your buck!

1. Garmin Dash Cam 55 - $199.99

The extremely small and discreet Dash Cam 55 does more than just record your drive. It starts recording automatically ...

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How to Schedule Early Morning Airport Rides with Uber or Lyft

Posted by: RideGuru in Rider Community , Rideshare Knowledge 2 months ago

Utilizing Uber or Lyft to get to the airport has become very commonplace, however, many travelers fear that these services are not reliable enough to get them to their flight on time. Luckily, ordering Uber or Lyft rides in advance for airport pickups is simple, just follow these steps.

Uber

  1. Open your Uber app and click on the “car and clock icon” to the right of the destination field.
  2. On the next screen select your desired pickup date and time then tap “continue”.
  3. Follow the prompt and enter in your destination address.
  4. Click “Schedule” to schedule your Uber ride!

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