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u/JohnLeMont · 2 pointsr/lyftdrivers

I think it's very possible. My strategy (considering I already have a full time 9-5 job) is to drive only at night during the week. On the weekends it's a bit different. I work Saturday morning, take a break mid day, then start back up later in the evening when I'm re-energized to catch the people heading out to dinner or the bars/clubs. I don't like staying out too late on Saturdays because I like to be up early on Sundays because traffic is very light and you can get around town quickly. Sunday believe it or not, is my most profitable day, where I usually bring in $150-$200 easy. Traffic in my opinion is public enemy #1 for us drivers so I recommend staying off the road during high congestion hours and busy city centers. I hardly ever accept rides to pick up at sporting events or music venues because of the time wasted getting to the passenger. I stopped going to the airport this week for the same reason, it was an absolute nightmare at LAX. Also, I'm very picky about who I pick up. Anyone with a 4.7 or less rating I won't pick up, my acceptance percentage is usually in the 35-45 range. This strategy might not work for everyone, but it works for me. Another way I make more is by just being friendly to my passengers, having the basics like multiple universal phone chargers (buy a good rated one on Amazon that won't damage people's phones), and a clean car (most of the time). I don't wash it every week but I vacuum it if it needs it and have my black ice air freshener that leaves a good scent in my car that most passengers positively comment on when they get in my car. In regards to my interactions with passengers, just trust your gut and talk to the ones who look like they don't mind conversation and leave the ones who don't alone. Just yesterday I got a $7 tip to a person I only said hello and goodbye to. Some people just want to be left alone. I could go on and on but I'll leave it at that. DM me if you want more tips.

Here's my rating if your curious.

u/brothenberg · 2 pointsr/lyftdrivers

I think that you are doing it right from what it sounds like.. the golden rule to rideshare is really only speak when spoken too.. When I first start doing Lyft in 2013, people were more chatty and less on their phones, but now its more 20-30yr olds who just screw around on their phones, play their own music and never talk, I've had several 30mn rides lately with just an hello, and thanks for the ride, nothing in the middle, I just see the bright glow of their cell phone on their face in the rear view mirror. I also recommend the pikubu mirror for any rideshare driver to see the full view of the car, make sure people are putting on their seatbelts, and it's also awesome for having a conversation as you can see the person next to you's head in the mirror with the panoramic view without being "unsafe"..

u/sydsick · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

Blackview or 2 gopro's if you wanna ball out. I have a vantrue n2 pro that was cheap and worked well for about 18 months but it's starting to fail. I'm sure there are better options in that price range now. I'll probably rig up a couple gopro's as replacement soon.

Generally pax don't care. Some have commented that it makes them feel safer, or they acknowledge my personal desire for safety. Just make sure you follow the law, in California I have to have signs posted indicating a/v recording is in progress. $5 worth of stickers two rear windows.

Tbh, if pax aren't ok with it, they can GTFO. My car, I'm following the law, and Lyft terms of service. It's never been an issue though.

Vantrue n2 pro


u/XJadynX · 7 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Dash cam

Rubber gloves, Paper towels, cleaning spray, disinfectant spray, Car freshener ( I like the vent clip type ) Hand Vac, Seat covers if you have Cloth Seats otherwise you can skip them, Heavy Rubber Mats. I would also suggest face masks for cleaning the bad messes should they ever happen.. like someone shits. St. Patty's day is coming up.

Optional. Car Chargers for Phones ( Mini usb, USB 3 ( or whatever the Samsung 8 takes ) and iphone. Aux cord if you have the option to. I just upgraded my headlights from standard Halos to Bright whites. Do NOT get Xenons. Reason being they are ultra bright sure.. but to be that bright they sacrifice life time and live for about 6 months. Get 1 step down. Do the same for Fog lights if you have them. Snow brush if you are going to drive in storms, cause it can build up on your car.

Finally.. a SUPER must.. Call your insurance agency and ask about ride share insurance. I recently swapped from Geico to Allstate because not only was it cheaper, but Geico didn't offer it. Yes it can make a difference. Where as you ARE covered by Lyft when you are driving app on... You can still run into trouble / complications ( including your insurance getting canceled ) if you don't bump it up to ride share.

u/DrPsyc · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

look HERE

go in person it takes 10 minutes.

and make sure you get the LOWEST cost one $55 they go off of last years earnings and since this is your first year you are ok.

Also when you get your TNC sticker/permit please post them. I've been told I'm the only driver who does too many times, its a $400 fine if you get audited (unlikely) but even so it makes you look more professional...

last but not least, for the love of everything GET A DASH CAM!

if you need any more help PM me.

u/tv_junkie_75 · 5 pointsr/lyftdrivers

I'm not sure what your definition of "affordable" is, but I spent about $200 and got a VanTrue N2 Pro.
I love it.
You may also want a hard drive to archive on. I delete the boring stuff after a week. (Lyft is only doing feedback once a week now, so I don't want to loose anything that may save my bacon.) The not boring...? I'm working on a compilation and laughing my ass off.

Vantrue N2 Pro

*Edited for pretty

u/scorchnoma · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

The problem is that no matter what regular cleaning product you use, you still have biological material / bacteria down into the fibers of the fabric and/or carpet. You need to remove that contaminant from the material, otherwise you're just trying to neutralize or cover it up.

Buy a hot water extractor upholstery cleaner, they can be found for about $120-$150. Every time someone does something like that from this point forward is profit, plus if you do this once a month your car will always smell fabulous.

This is what I have:

I also own a proper high pressure steam cleaner for getting harder items out of carpet.

The steam cleaner isn't as important, but it can help. I bought it to remove melted crayons out of two cars with black carpet (I have kids, it happens), worked great.

Source: I used to be a professional detailer a long time ago.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Female driver here. Really surprised there are no dashcam comments yet! Well here ya go.

I got this one. It's super cheap, very obvious, (blinking lights), and honestly I think every driver needs one just in the event of an accident (it records inside & out, and is very easy to setup). But bonus, it shuts men up quick! I think in general, men are learning. But when you have one that starts with you, remind them that you are working and not interested, right away. If he persists, point to the camera and tell him he's recorded & will be reported, final warning.


You need a memory card for it:

u/civilseacow · 2 pointsr/lyftdrivers


I am reminded by your post to share this stuff as well: Optimum No Rinse

It's for the outside of your car, but it requires no water and works WONDERS. Every time I use it I'm like, "I need to spread the word on this shit!!!" (It's also highly concentrated, and a single teaspoon makes a GALLON.)

I put it in a spray bottle and mostly use it for touch-ups, and it's better than Windex for windows.

u/katieeeb · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

The Original Orthopedic Firm-Yet-Flexible Comfort Seat by RelaxoBak, Molds to Body, Ideal for Tailbone/Coccyx & Lower Spine, Posture/Alignment Support, 16.7” x 13” x 4.5”, Holds up to 300lbs

u/FuRiouSOne · 2 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Using this for 6 months now and is amazing even at night.

Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam Infrared Night Vision Dual 1920x1080P Front and Inside Dash Camera (2.5K 2560x1440P Single Front) 1.5" 310° Car Camera, Parking Mode, Support 256GB max, Sony Sensor

u/InfDisco · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

This vacuum is amazing. You will need to charge it at home but it's a very powerful little vacuum.


u/puriuh · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

I’m really happy with this one!

Don’t forget to write whatever you buy off on your taxes :)

u/pepperman7 · 5 pointsr/lyftdrivers

My personal recomendations:

Vantru N2 Pro Dual Dashcam - $199 (there are good youtube videos that show you how to conceal the cord quite well, no special tools required.)

SanDisc Ultra 64GB - $16.75 (this is the max size the N2 pro can handle. I suggest getting several of them. They hold 6 hours of footage and will loop over. I swap it out when I'm done driving for the night or if I take a break on a full day.) You will want to get a 256GB SD card which will work with a Firmware upgrade found here. thanks to /u/radiowhatsit for the info.

Water resistant / anti shock memory card case - $7.99 (Nifty little protective case, holds up to 12 SD cards)

~$300 and you get peace of mind from most problems we can encounter.

u/BBSki · 3 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Screw Lyft and whatever policy they may have about it (they don't) this is your vehicle and your security. You are a private contractor according to them, they can't tell you what kind of hammer to use.

I use this with a 128gb card and have been happy with it:

u/hotdoug1 · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

I use this one:

It's a little pricey, but it works really well, recording the interior as well. Apparently I need to get a sticker for my window that says "You are being recorded" or something. None of the pax have actually asked about it, and I turn the LCD monitor off so it doesn't draw attention.

u/ar617 · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

Car Mount

Joy-Con Grips

Car Charger

My current setup. On week 3 and everything has been solid.


u/realmp06 · -1 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Those amenities will only cost one like $10/month or less. My gosh are you that cheap? Once can get 8 bottles of Dasani water for $2.98 per 8 which typically last me 2 weeks, though I order 4 at a time and two big bags of Lifesaver, which will last one for like 5 months for $15.

u/seinman · 4 pointsr/lyftdrivers

I'm not OP, but I bought this one and really like it. There is one thing I don't like about it: the night vision LEDs are not diffused enough. I wrote about this in my review of the camera, including a picture showing what I mean and another showing how I fixed it.

u/sometingsmart · 3 pointsr/lyftdrivers

I’ve literally just ordered this off Amazon. It’s probably the cheapest you wanna go. If you driving full time and making good money you probably want to invest in a $150/$200 camera but with my part time driving gig I could not justify it.

Uber Dual Lens Dash Cam Built-in GPS in Car Dashboard Camera Crosstour 1080P Front and 720P Inside with Parking Monitoring, Infrared Night Vision, Motion Detection, G-Sensor and WDR

u/Nezzybit · -1 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Here's the link to the dashcam on amazon, lucky for you it's exactly $50:


The exterior facing camera is much more clear than the interior one (1080p vs 720p I believe), but it gets the job done.

u/binkyshin · 3 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Yea definitely going to get a dash cam. Do you have a specific rec? I was looking at this one:
Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam Dual

u/Rinnosuke · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

I just got this one and I'm liking it so far

u/KenMixtape · 2 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Happy with my Vantrue N2 Pro . It's just unobtrusive enough not to cover a lot of your windshield view, doesn't have a big distracting display.
Make sure that whatever you get, reformat the SD card once a week.

u/mythrowawaysilly · 2 pointsr/lyftdrivers

It is mounted. I'm using an old LG tab X i like it because you can lock any specific app so passengers can't look through the tablet.

This is the mount I'm using. Macally Car Headrest Mount Holder for Apple iPad Pro/Air/Mini, Tablets, Nintendo Switch, iPhone, Smartphones 4.5" to 10" Wide with Dual Adjustable Pos

u/amymcg · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

I got it from Amazon - this one.

Pruveeo MX2 Dash Cam Front and Rear Dual Camera for Cars, 240 Degree Wide Angle Driving Recorder DVR

u/KingdaToro · 3 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Records both inside and outside simultaneously at 1080p, and has infrared lights for the inside camera so you can see what's going on at night.

u/faxlombardi · 7 pointsr/lyftdrivers

You buy this, and a 128GB micro sd card, and it has every feature you're looking for.

u/FreeThinker76 · 1 pointr/lyftdrivers

I have this very charger. Charges all 3 major devices, Lightning, USB C and Micro USB. It has 3 stages of LED lights on it to indicate it's their for use. It not only draws positive attention but it's been used many times. And the fact it's plugged in right behind me on my Center counsel 12V adapter I would notice easily if it went missing.

Only very minor issue is of the few that have used it to charge their phones a few have no idea you have the move to adapter to work with your device.

Worth the money IMO.

u/Vtrossi · 3 pointsr/lyftdrivers

The app really has nothing to do with signal reception. All GPS will struggle downtown because of the buildings blocking the sky. Here are a few tips: when you start your route take 10 seconds to look over the route, and take a screen shot so if you lose signal, you still know where to go. Or you can buy one of these. It drastically improved my reception downtown.