4. Renting a car through Lyft can be worth it
Even if you don’t currently own or lease a car, you can still become a Lyft driver. There are tons of options to lease, rent, or purchase a car, and you probably already have an idea of what kind of options interest you. But as Christian Perea reports for The Rideshare Guy, Lyft’s Express Drive program, a joint foray into car leasing from Lyft and GM, is “about as close to a free rideshare vehicle as you can get.”
The Express Drive program enables you to rent a Chevrolet Equinox for a price based on the number of Lyft rides you provide each week, with the insurance included and maintenance handled by GM. You rent the vehicle for up to 8 weeks, and then can return the vehicle for a different one when that period is up. The catch is that miles driven outside of Lyft’s Driver Mode will cost $0.20 each. Even so, renting an Express Drive vehicle will likely cost less than it would cost you to operate a vehicle you’ve financed or leased under more traditional terms.