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Uber and Lyft Vehicle Requirements in Washington

The gig economy has become an excellent way to earn additional income. Especially if you have an asset already, such as a car, you can now leverage that asset to make money in your free time! Many people are turning to ridesharing apps to supplement their income. Especially in Kent, Seattle, Tacoma, and the surrounding areas, it seems as if there are cars with pink mustaches and Uber stickers everywhere.

You may want to join in on the financial gains, but will your vehicle make the cut? Uber and Lyft have strict requirements for vehicles. They want to ensure happy customers, so they expect cars to be in good condition, clean, and have no cosmetic damage. For example, Uber requires vehicles in the Seattle area to be 10 years old or newer, have no commercial branding, have 4 doors, be in good condition with no cosmetic damage, and pass a vehicle inspection. Lyft expects Washington applicants to have a vehicle that is 4 doors, 2009 or newer, and has 5-8 seats (including the driver), and pass a vehicle inspection.

Both Uber and Lyft require vehicles to pass an inspection before they begin driving. Why is this so important? Because they will be on the lookout for eyesores and cosmetic damage. If you have a broken windshield, you cannot operate as a driver for these rideshare apps. Cosmetic damage such as cracked windshields or auto glass will disqualify your vehicle. The good news is that auto glass damage can be fixed by the professionals in our facility. We are windshield repair and replacement experts. If you have any issues with your auto glass, we can fix it before your vehicle inspection.

Come by and see us for your auto glass repairs, so you can get on the road and start earning money as an Uber or Lyft driver!

Uber and Lyft Vehicle Requirements