Not everyone has a car and not everyone has the money to buy one. In recent years, there has been an increase in travel options for people who don’t want to own a car including bike-sharing, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, public transportation, walking, or biking. With so many options out there it can be hard to know which is best for your needs.
The main difference between these companies is that Uber is available nationwide while Lyft only operates in select cities. There are pros and cons with each option depending on what you are looking for when traveling but if you’re looking at the cost then Uber will likely be cheaper than Lyft because they offer lower fares. So let’s take a look at some things you need to be aware of as someone who uses Uber.
How To Use Uber
Uber is a ride-sharing service that connects riders with drivers in their area. To request a ride, open the Uber app on your smartphone and input your location. You will then see a list of available drivers in your area. UberX is the most affordable option and there are no surge prices like you may see with Lyft.
Make sure you input your location properly – this will ensure you are matched with the nearest driver.
The app will show you the estimated fare, how long it will take for the driver to arrive, and the driver’s rating. You can also see a map of your location and the driver’s location.
Once you’ve found a driver you’d like to ride with, tap “Request” and enter your destination. The driver will then accept your request and you will be notified when they are on their way.
During the ride, you can track the driver’s location, ETA, and how close you are to your destination. You can also contact the driver with questions or requests.
When you’re done with your ride, just tap “End Trip” in the app and you will automatically be charged for the trip. You can also rate your driver and provide feedback about the trip. This helps to ensure that only the best drivers are on the road.
Make Sure That Your Driver Is Licensed And Insured
The first thing you should do when you get into an Uber is to make sure that your driver is licensed and insured. All Uber drivers must go through a background check and have their vehicle insurance information on file with the company.
You can ask to see your driver’s license and insurance information before getting into the car. If you feel unsafe at any time during the ride, you can tap the “Report Safety Issue” button in the app to let Uber know about the problem. If you click here you can get more information about how the drivers protect themselves from safety issues. This way you will know exactly how you’re expected to act so that no problems will arise.
Know Your Driver’s Rating
All Uber drivers have a public rating that you can see before you request a ride. This rating is based on feedback from other riders. You can use this rating to decide if you want to request a ride from a particular driver.
If you’re ever unhappy with your ride, you can rate your driver in the app. Only drivers with a high rating will be able to stay on the platform so it’s in their best interest to provide good service. Make sure to leave feedback so that other riders can make informed decisions about their rides.
Be Aware Of The Cancellation Policy
Uber has a strict cancellation policy that you should be aware of before requesting a ride. If you need to cancel your ride for any reason, be aware that there is a cancellation fee. This fee is usually around $5 but it can vary depending on the city you’re in.
This fee is meant to discourage riders from canceling rides and wasting drivers’ time. It’s important to cancel your ride as soon as possible if you know you won’t need it. This way, the driver can pick up another fare and you won’t be charged the cancellation fee. Uber does not refund the cancellation fee if you cancel after 2 minutes or if the driver is already on their way to you. This is something to keep in mind if you’re ever in a bind and need to cancel your ride.
These are some things you should be aware of if you frequently use Uber. By being aware of these policies, you can ensure that your rides go smoothly and without any problems. We hope this article was helpful!