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Lyft Series: Mentor Ride

Lyft Series: Mentor Ride

Here is the Lyft Series of Posts:

This step is the most important part of the application process. This is where your car and driving is evaluated. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may not be approved.

The next step in the registration process is to enable your driver mode in order to find a mentor in your area. You can schedule a mentor session any day of the week from 7-6pm (hours vary by season and by city, could be 9-5pm in the winter), which is fairly convenient. They ask that you clean your car and clear the trunk before the mentoring session.

Before you get started, make sure to have your driver’s license, registration and car insurance information. The car insurance should have your name and address, your car’s VIN number and also the expiration date. If you have this, the process will go much smoother.

Once you are in the Lyft app in driver mode and request a mentor, a mentor will request a Lyft from you once a mentor is found. Depending on mentor availability, this may take anywhere between right away and 30 minutes. Even though it can take up to 30 minutes, please wait for the Lyft app to find a mentor. If you don’t, many mentors may get your request and waste their time as you are not on the phone to accept the mentor request.

Tap to accept and drive to where he/she is and you can start the mentoring session. It will be very similar to when you get Lyft request as a driver. It will show you where he is and have two options, call and navigate. I believe on the bottom, it will have a “Start Lyft” Button, which in actuality is the mentor ride-along.

Once you are at the mentor session, he will take a picture of your car and insurance information to verify that it’s the same car as the application, and inspect your car. After this, use the app to start the Lyft. This lyft is the ride-along session where the mentor will evaluate your car and driving and he will give you a few tips as a driver. Now is also the time to ask questions as well. My mentor had some great tips and for me, it gave me questions to ask him. Once you are done with the Lyft, swipe to end the Lyft and that will conclude the mentoring session. I usually field more questions after the driving portion. The mentor uploads everything back to Lyft and it usually takes Lyft a few days to review all the materials.

Tips on how to ace your mentor ride:

Once you get an email about getting approved, you can go into driver mode and start driving right away. I had a mentee that was able to log into driver mode without getting an email. This can happen so check your Lyft app after a few days.

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