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There are safety standards for vehicles on the Lyft platform and you need to do a vehicle inspection.
|Lyft market or state||Oldest vehicle year|
|Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile||2008|
|California (all cities)||2004|
|Colorado (all cities)||2004|
|Hawaii (all cities)||2002|
|Louisiana: New Orleans||2010|
|Maryland (all cities)||2008|
|Massachusetts (all cities)||2004|
|Minnesota: Minneapolis-St. Paul||2005|
|Nevada: Las Vegas||2008|
|New Jersey (all cities)||2004|
|New York: New York City||Vehicle age requirements governed by the TLC(Taxi and Limousine Commission)|
|New York: (all cities except NYC)||2004|
|North Carolina: Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham||2002|
|Pennsylvania (all cities)||2004|
|Ohio: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo||2002|
|Rhode Island: Providence||2004|
|South Dakota: Sioux Falls||2008|
|Tennessee: Nashville, Jackson, & Cookeville||2004|
|Texas: Austin, Dallas, & Houston||2004|
|Vermont (all cities)||2008|
|Virginia: Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Richmond, Roanoke, & Harrisonburg||2005|
|Virginia: Virginia Beach||2002|
|Washington: Seattle & Tacoma||2008|
Yes, Lyft vehicles must have four doors.
All four doors must be able to open and close from the interior and the exterior
Passengers must be able to unlock and lock their own doors
Engine, suspension, steering, and brakes must be fully functional and safe
All seat belts equipped in the vehicle must be functional
All exterior lights must function.
Headlights (both high and low beams)
Turn signals (both sides, front and rear)
Reverse lights (both lights)
Car must be free of body damage and dents. Taxis and stretch limousines aren't allowed on the Lyft platform.
All tires need sufficient tread.
If you need to show us your tires are in good condition, perform a penny test and take a picture of each tire. Tap 'Contact Support' below to send the photos as attachments so we can sign off.
Windshield must be free of large cracks or any cracks in the driver’s field of vision
Windows must be functional (able to roll up and down) and free of cracks
Mirrors must be free of cracks
Front seats must be able to move forward and backward.
Air conditioning and heat must be fully functional.
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