Published on March 9th, 2018 | by Sunit Nandi


4 Tips to Using a Rideshare Service

If you live in a big city, chances are high that you spend a bunch of time in traffic! Some people enjoy driving but others just hate that part of their day. Fortunately, for the people that prefer to take another method of transportation or don’t own a car, there are lots of new options available. One of the trendiest ways to get around is on RideShare Apps that provide alternatives means of transportation aside from the public bus or taxis. These apps offer various discount codes for new users and also offer some tricks that you can use as a regular user. Check out these four tips for getting the most out of your rideshare experience:

  1. Download different options: If you have the space on your phone to have various rideshare apps, make sure you download all the ones that work in your area. Don’t get stuck on only one of them. You can have your favorite but remember that systems can fail and having a backup is always a good idea. This will prevent you from being left without a ride when you may be needing it most. Also, when you download a new rideshare app for the first time, it generally gives you a free ride, so play it smart and load up on those perks.
  2. Play your cards smart: As mentioned before, most apps give you free rides when you download them for the first time. Here is where it pays to be smart. Only use those free trips when the distance that you will be traveling is far. You will be taking the best advantage of this perk. Try to use this technique with all of your complimentary trips!
  3. Compare apps every time: Having as many apps as possible is not only great for getting free services but it will also help you to get the best fares available. Why is that? Well, let’s say that you are in need of a car at a peak hour and one of your apps is offering a surge fare. Those can be really high but fortunately, you have a few other options to check out. Compare the price of the service in each of them and pick the one that offers you the best deal. It may be a bit time consuming but you might save some serious money by doing it.

Always pay attention and be safe: It doesn’t matter which app says that it’s the safest or has a strictest procedure to hire or choose its drivers, you have to always be cognizant of your surroundings. Everytime you get into the car of one of these services, make sure that the information shown by the app matches with the real car and driver. Always check the type of car, color, plates match and when you get in, make sure the driver is the same as is shown in the picture. Nobody can take better care of you, than you! Another important thing to do is to let someone else know that you will be taking a rideshare service. One good tactic is to call them while you are inside the car and give all the information about the car and driver. This is a good safety practice and being aware at all times will help prevent incidents.

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