While this article is not telling you how to avoid paying higher prices for an Uber or Lyft, it may improve your odds of avoiding them.
How to save money with Uber and Lyft
The great news is that if you are a woman and you are of legal age, you can now take a taxi to work. Uber has been installed in London, Australia, Canada, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the South Africa, Italy, Spain, the UAE, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States. Uber started in 2009 and has changed the transportation model. Now there are other apps that you can use. Lyft was launched in 2012 and started in Seattle. There are also platforms like Tranhire, Uber-Pool, and food delivery. Let’s look at how Uber and Lyft can save you money.
What You Need to Know
The first thing you should know is that you will receive a car assignment and its the same as if you would order a cab from a taxi.
The driver with a valid Uber or Lyft ID will park outside your house or office and ride you to your destination. The car must be something that has sufficient space for you to use all your goodies and for you to store your things, including cell phones. The driver should not move the car until you’ve got all your stuff on board or you will be charged $20 for a rest stop. This is for Uber or Lyft. It is most likely that you’ll be charging one standard fare for the ride. Taxis are still costlier.
If you use a car service that is app-based, you will be able to call them from your phone. You can then sit with them in the car and request seats with no drivers around.
Usually, a $30 fee will be charged for a ride in a regular taxi. You can think of taxi rides for Uber or Lyft as an add-on to your package (that is to say, your water, gas, food, or a meal on the way home.) You can get it all as you feel. The best part is that you won’t have to pay anything more to a taxi.
Who’s Your Driver?
You can use a number of drivers to complete the ride. There are different options and preferences. For the ride that you need to take in your car, ask your driver to start. If you have an UberXL (extra large for you) rider’s option, you can decide on two different car options for your ride. You can get a car to carry two people for that ride or you can get one for two people or more. The driver will not allow you to change your ride.
Taxi rides will have a car owner (driver), a driver assistant (crew member), and an employee. If the driver is an employee, you can listen to their pitch about what is best for them to do and you can pick your partner out.