Trying to get some extra cash through a rideshare job takes more than just downloading the app. To be approved as a driver, the company needs to know your car is in proper working order. Aka—it’s inspection time. Uber and Lyft, the two most popular rideshare apps, both have their own regulations they want checked off by a licensed mechanic. While their checklists are very similar, they’re not interchangeable.

Overall, both inspections are a pass or fail test. If you stay on top of your car’s basic upkeep, it should go smoothly. Mechanics will reference a checklist to ensure parts like these are in working order:

  • Headlights and tail lights
  • Safety belts
  • Windshield wipers
  • Parking/emergency break
  • Muffler/exhaust system
  • Tire and tread depth

The actual checklist will include more points, but you get the gist. While it may not be as easy as you thought to become a rideshare driver, these requirements for Uber and Lyft inspections are a short detour to making some quick money. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online at our St. Louis Park location and we can handle your inspection.