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Uber and Lyft Car Requirements

Uber and Lyft car requirements need to be met before you can take part and start earning money. If you’re interested, read on for Lyft and Uber requirements in California.

Uber Driver Requirements

There are a few rules that apply to every Uber driver. You must:

  • Drive a 4-door car, truck, or minivan
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a valid driver’s license issued in the state where you will work for Uber
  • Have insurance
  • Pass a background check
  • Have at least three years of driving experience
  • Have a clean driving record
  • Have a vehicle fit to pass an Uber inspection.

You cannot drive for Uber with a:

  • Full-size van
  • Taxi or another marked vehicle
  • Crown Victoria
  • Salvaged vehicle

UberX and UberXL drivers in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and San Francisco must have a 2004 model or newer.

Uber Vehicle Requirements

UberX Cars must:

  • Seat at least four, not including the driver
  • Be a 4-door vehicle
  • Be a 2004 or newer.

UberSELECT Cars must:

  • Be an entry-level 4-door luxury sedan with leather interior
  • Seat at least four, not including the driver.

UberBLACK and UberSUV Cars must:

  • Be a sedan or full-size SUV.
  • Have a black exterior and interior.
  • Seat at least four passengers (sedan) or six (SUV)
  • Have commercial registration and insurance
  • Have an airport permit
  • Be a 2014 or newer.

UberLUX Cars must:

  • Have commercial insurance.
  • Be a 2010 or newer.

Lyft Driver Requirements

 Lyft requirements in California include the need for the following documents:

  • Vehicle inspection form
  • California driver’s license
  • California vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • California license plate

You’ll need a 2005 or newer vehicle for:

  • Bakersfield
  • Eastern Sierras
  • Fresno
  • Inland Empire/San Bernardino
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Los Angeles
  • Modesto
  • Monterey
  • Napa & Sonoma
  • Orange County
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Stockton
  • Ventura

A 2004 or newer is required for San Francisco and Silicon Valley/San Jose. All other cities require 2003 or newer.

Lyft vehicles must have 4 doors and can seat 5 to 8, including the driver.

Find Your Next Uber Vehicle from Toyota of Downtown LA

Requirements might differ if you’re in Mission Hills instead of Cerritos or West Hollywood, so it’s always best to check. When you know what you need, look to our new vehicle range for models recommended by Uber and Lyft, including the ever-popular Toyota Prius. For any further information, feel free to contact us.

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1901 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA


Phone: 213-986-2011

1901 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA


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1901 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA
34.0341079 -118.2750452
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Toyota of Downtown LA
Toyota of Downtown LA
1901 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA, 90007 United States
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