Lyft is like the Instagram Stories to Uber's Snapchat. Where Uber started something novel — a ride-sharing business beyond yellow cabs — Lyft was quick to catch on and find success in the same arena, selling itself as the happy-go-lucky, pink mustachioed alternative.
While drivers vary, the difference between the overall experience in the car and on the apps is not so different between the two ride-sharing services. But as Uber has been embroiled in a string of public relations nightmares, Lyft has, for some, risen as the better option.
If you're in that boat, or you just want to save a few bucks and get your $20 promo as a first-time rider, there are some things to know before requesting a car. And even if you are a loyal Lyft rider, there are ways to get additional perks out of every ride you take.