Check out Bolt (Taxify) car requirements and driver considerations

Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, is a reform travel options that has brought so much ease for travelers in South Africa.

Hereby, making it convenience for their clients to have a comfortable and smooth ride to their desired destinations.

The amazing part is that with Bolt Taxify South Africa, you can become your own boss and have high earnings to meet your needs.

The e-hailing app has brought a lot of attention to many aspire drivers, due to the persistent and attractive income.

While most drivers have expressed their interest in joining the platform but are unaware of the requirements and how to join Bolt.

Here is what you should know about Bolt Taxify.

Bolt car requirements South Africa

To start your journey with Taxify Bolt and join the Taxify drivers’ list, there are a few requirements that you will need to meet both for the car and you as the driver.

  • Have a valid driver’s license or professional driving permit
  • Provide the vehicle or vehicles details & contact details of the driver on the platform
  • Proof of the vehicle certificate registration
  • A valid vehicle inspection report
  • A motor vehicle license disc with operator card from the Licensing Department
  • Proof of comprehensive insurance (Inclusive of a 5 million rand passenger liability)
  • Third-party property damage
  • A minimum of R50,000 personal accident cover for each car passenger
  • A clean criminal record
  • A smartphone with an Android device Operating System

Which are the accepted Bolts model cars?

There are standard car requirements when it comes to the type of cars accepted by the Company. However, some requirements differ in each city.

  • The car model must be a 2013 model or newer.
  • For Port Elizabeth, the car model can be 2012 or the new version of hatchbacks & sedans, which are in excellent condition.
  • The sedans & hatchbacks must have four doors.
  • The vehicles must have gone for less than 100,000kms
  • Nissan Livina & Toyota Avanzas are no longer accepted in Johannesburg
  • Toyota Etios & Datsun Go are no longer being accepted in Cape Town
  • The car models must pass the Bolt 45 point inspection or have an AVTS or Dekra certification.

Which models are accepted for Taxify Premium in Johannesburg?

  • The vehicle must be a 2010 model or newer
  • Qualified SUVs or four-door sedans
  • The vehicle must have less than 100 000kms on the clock
  • The car must pass the Bolt 45 point inspection or have an AVTS or Dekra certification

How do I become a Bolt driver in South Africa?

This is a 5-minute procedure. Once you meet all the stipulated requirements and provide the above records, you will sign up on the Bolt platform to create a driver’s account. Upload all the vital documents, including your car documents, during the sign-up process. Doing so ensures that your application does not take too long to be processed. You will receive an email regarding the upcoming training and the process of signing up for the same.

Training is conducted in the various Bolt offices such as in Cape Town and Johannesburg. In cities such as Garden Route, Durban, Pretoria, Pietermaritzburg, and East London, you do not have to attend the training physically; you can have it remotely and go through a 10-minute test. Once you pass the training, you will have your vehicle checked up by the Bolt team members, especially for car models before 2013, to ensure they meet the vehicle requirements.

How long does it take to become a Bolt driver?

Once your account is ready, which is between one to three days, you can start your new job. Taxify rates are fair and favourable. Keep in mind that there are no hidden fees or monthly charges. There are two ways in which clients get to pay for their rides on Bolt cars, these include: Cash and Bolt in-app payment (card payments).

Some of the cities where the Taxify app operates include Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town, among others.

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