Lyft is a popular car service that is quickly becoming Uber‘s biggest competition. However, how much do you really know about the service and its history? Despite the fact that the service and associated app have spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Lyft. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: You Should Tip Your Drivers. Unlike Uber, which mostly eliminates the process of tipping, people who use Lyft can tip their drivers after the ride is over. Users can choose to tip their drivers on the app or through email.
Number Fourteen: It Currently Operates in 65 Cities. You might think Uber is the only ride-sharing option where you live, but that’s most likely not the case. Lyft operates in all major cities, and it operates in 65 total cities across the United States.
Number Thirteen: It Began as Part of Another Ride-Sharing Service. Lyft was originally created as part of Zimride, which is a ride-sharing service for longer trips. Lyft was designed for shorter trips and eventually became very popular.
Number Twelve: Your Drivers Rate You. Just like you can rate your drivers using the service, they get to rate you as well. So don’t go puking in the backseat and think there won’t be any consequences.
Number Eleven: Look for the Pink Mustache. Every Lyft driver currently has a “glowstache” on their car, which is there as a way for riders to recognize their drivers. If you don’t see the glowstache, you probably shouldn’t get in.
Number Ten: It’s Partnering With General Motors. In January of 2016, Lyft announced that it has partnered with General Motors, which invested an impressive $500 million in the service. The two companies partnered together to help each other take control of the ride-sharing market.
Number Nine: The Drivers Are Heavily Screened. If you’re weirded out by paying to get into a stranger’s car, you shouldn’t be. Each of Lyft’s drivers is heavily screened to make sure your experience is as safe as possible. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Lyft, coming soon!