Disinfect to protect

To help protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, we developed a car cleaning process just for rideshare drivers with expert recommendations. Use in combination with Lyft’s Health Safety Commitment to help make your rides safe and comfortable.

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Your clean ride guide

Follow our cleaning guide below, created in collaboration with P&G Professional and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. When you’re disinfecting your car yourself, wipe down all the spots where the coronavirus may live:

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1. Riders’ space

Use an all-purpose cleaner on seat belts, door handles, buttons, locks, cup holders, and all the nooks and crannies your riders may touch.

Use a sanitizing spray on seats, floor mats, and anywhere else your riders’ clothes and belongings may touch.

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2. Your space

Use an all-purpose cleaner on your seat belt, door handle, steering wheel, gear shift, cup holders, center console, knobs, buttons, and any other areas you touch.

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3. See-through surfaces

Use an all-purpose cleaner on your partition (if you have one), windows, and your rearview mirror.

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The best supplies for disinfecting your car

The best type of cleaning supplies to combat the coronavirus are the ones you’ll find on the EPA’s List N: a comprehensive directory of disinfectants that have been proven effective against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19). All the products we recommend are included on this list and can be ordered on the Lyft Store (with no Lyft markups). For the best results, follow all label directions on the products. Please open doors or windows while cleaning to ensure proper ventilation.

All-purpose cleaner: This will help remove grease and other buildup. We recommend P&G’s Spic and Span.

Sanitizing spray: This will help kill bacteria and viruses. We recommend P&G’s Microban24 which the EPA has approved as effective at killing SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19) within 60 seconds.

Disposable towels or wipes: You’ll need these to properly wipe down your car. It is recommended to thoroughly wash your hands when finished, or consider wearing disposable gloves while cleaning.


Hard surfaces

Spray your all-purpose cleaner directly onto surfaces and allow it to stay wet for 10 minutes before wiping dry.


Spray your glass cleaner directly onto surfaces and allow it to stay wet for 10 minutes before wiping dry.

Cloth & leather

Hold your sanitizing spray 6-8” away from the surface and spray until thoroughly covered. Allow the surface to stay wet for 5 minutes before wiping dry.

Order cleaning supplies

To make it easier for you to get items you need to help protect yourself and others while driving, we’re offering cleaning supplies on the Lyft Store (with no Lyft markups.)

Driver Center cleaning service

If you prefer to have Lyft disinfect your car for you, we now offer a vehicle disinfection service at your local Driver Center — and your first service is free.