Uber/Lyft Drivers

Eligibility for Vehicle Replacement

Current Vehicle:
– Operational
– Recently failed smog/emissions test (within last 6 months)
– Gas powered
– Model year 1999 or older (1999, 1998, 1997…)
– Has resided in CA for the  past 2 years
– Under your ownership for at least 6 months

Household income must be at or below 400% of federal poverty level. We use a copy of your tax return or W-2 for your most recent year to determine household income and number of persons in household.

You must reside within the jurisdiction of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

Required Documents
1.   Voucher from the event or recent failed emissions test (within last 6 months)
2.   2 years registration (2017 – present)
3.   2 years proof of insurance (2017 – present)
4.   Vehicle title
5.   First 2 pages of 2018 1040 tax return (You can mask the SSN – we don’t need it!)
6.   First page of current PG&E  bill
7.   Driver’s License

Interested in Applying?
Please email us at:  veronica@valleycan.org or call us at: 209-451-8987 or 209-430-8821. Visit our FAQ page HERE.

Uber Requirements


– You must be at least 21 years old.
– Licensed to drive in the US for at least one year, or three years if you’re under age 23
– Have access to a 4-door vehicle that is 10 years old or newer (in most cities)
– Many cities allow 15 years old or newerFind for your city’s model year requirement: Type in uber.com/drive/*your-city*
– In-state auto insurance with your name on the policy
– In-state driver’s license
– In-state license plates with current registration (commercial plates are acceptable as well)
– You must have a social security number
– Pass a background check and a driving record check

Does your vehicle qualify for Uber?
Uber vehicle requirements: Does your car qualify?

Lyft Driver Requirements


You must meet all of the following requirements to become a Lyft driver. Some cities may have slightly different requirements for the model year of your car.

– You must be at least 21 years old.
– Lyft car requirements: 4-door car that is year 2006 or newer and seats 4 passengers. Model year varies in many cities and states.
– See the full list of model year requirements.
– Scroll down to the list of cities and states.
– Complete a vehicle inspection that covers mechanical and cosmetic condition.
– You must have in-state insurance with your name on the policy
– Must have an in-state US driver’s license and one full year of US driving experience
– In-state plates with a current registration
– Pass a background check and a driving record check
– Own a smartphone: iPhone 5s or newer running iOS 11+, Android devices running 7+
– Comply with any local regulations in your area