Everyone has heard of Uber,unless you’ve been in a coma. It is a car service that so many folks swear by, but is it worth all the hype? The upside is that it is fast and convenient and affordable. No more renting cars or flagging down taxis. You can even opt for RideShare and save more money. There is no need for cash or tipping. Uber bills the credit card you have on file. Uber is available in 506 cities worldwide. There are up to five types of vehicle services for Uber, depending on the city you are in: black car, taxi, UberX, SUV, and LUX. You must wait where you have told the driver you’ll be. Do not go back in if your car is coming and do not walk to an alternate location as your driver will not know where you are and will lose valuable time searching for you or may drive off without you. You will be given a time on how long your car will take to show up. The Uber app will provide you with the phone number of your driver. You can use this contact the driver if you have any special considerations.If you need to cancel your reservation, you will be charged a $5-$10 fee if you cancel after five minutes. Average pickup times vary by city, time, and amount of business.
But there is a downside. Safety can be an issue. Uber says they screen drivers, but the vetting process is a bit dodgy since drivers are not employed by Uber. They receive a percentage of the fee charged for the ride in exchange for being listed. There have been some incidents with a few Uber drivers but considering its worldwide level, that is a very small dissatisfaction percentage.
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