Lyft Car Requirements

Lyft Car Year List 2019 – Lyft Vehicle Year Requirements

Lyft Car Age/Model Year Requirements (2019)

Most Lyft vehicles must be from the year 2005 (or newer), unless specified. Lyft updated their vehicle age requirements in 2017.

See full list below for individual city years. Additional Lyft vehicle requirements can be found after the list.

  • Alabama (2007)
  • Alaska (Lyft service not available)
  • Arizona  (2007)
  • Arkansas (2007)
  • California (2006)
  • Colorado  (2006)
  • Connecticut (2007)
  • Delaware (2007)
  • District of Columbia (2008)
  • Florida (2005) *Miami, Tampa = 2009
  • Georgia (2007)
  • Hawaii (2007)
  • Idaho (2007)
  • Illinois (2007)  *Chicago = 2006
  • Indiana (2007)
  • Iowa (2007)
  • Kansas (2007)
  • Kentucky (2009)
  • Louisiana – (2007) *New Orleans = 20011
  • Maine (2007)
  • Maryland (2007)
  • Massachusetts (2006)
  • Michigan (2007)
  • Minnesota (2007) *Minneapolis – Saint Paul =2006
  • Mississippi (2007)
  • Missouri (2007)
  • Montana (Lyft service not available)
  • Nebraska (2007)
  • Nevada (2010)
  • New Hampshire (2007)
  • New Jersey  (2006)
  • New Mexico (2007)
  • New York (differs by vehicle)
  • North Carolina (2007)
  • North Dakota (2007)
  • Ohio (2007)
  • Oklahoma (2007)
  • Oregon (2005) *Portland = 2009
  • Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Rhode Island (2005) *Providence = 2006
  • South Carolina (2007)
  • South Dakota (Lyft service not available)
  • Tennessee – (2005) *Nashville = 2006
  • Texas (2007) *Austin, Dallas = 2006
  • Utah (2007)
  • Vermont (Lyft service not available)
  • Virginia (2008)
  • Washington (2007) *Seattle = 2009
  • West Virginia (2007)
  • Wisconsin (2007)
  • Wyoming (2007)

Additional Lyft Vehicle Requirements:

A/C and heat: Must be fully operational.

Body: Car must be cosmetically and structurally sound. Vehicle must show no dents or other marks. Former or current taxi vehicles are not capable of being used as Lyft vehicles.

Brakes:
Vehicle must be inspected by a professional mechanic to determine brake safety. An inspection form can be found here.

Engine:
Lyft vehicles must be inspected to determine engine quality & safety. An inspection form can be found here.

Four Doors:
All Lyft vehicles are required to have 4 doors, with vehicles that can be locked by passengers, as well as closed & opened from exterior and interior.

Horn: Must function properly.

Lights: Lights must be fully operational (including Brake Lights; Headlights; Reverse Lights; Turn Signals).

Mirrors:
Must be functional and free of cracks or blemishes.

Muffler:
Muffler must be in good condition.

Seat Adjustment:
Vehicle’s front seats must be capable of moving backwards & forwards.

Seat Belts: Vehicles must have a minimum of five fully operational seat belts.

Suspension:
Vehicle’s suspension system must be inspected by a professional mechanic. An inspection form can be found here.

Tailpipe:
Tailpipe must be in good condition. Changes or modification to tailpipe are disqualifying.

Tires:
Tires must demonstrate sufficient inflation and tread. See Lyft’s ‘penny-test’ instructional image below:

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Windows:
Windows and front windshield must be in good condition and  crack-free.

Wipers:
Wipers must be fully operational.

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