As someone who drives people around for a living, the condition of your car places a big role in customer satisfaction. If something happens because of a not properly maintained car, it could affect your rating on ride-sharing apps and your bank account. Here are 5 maintenance tips for five-star ride-sharing drivers.
Change the Oil Regularly
Changing the oil gives your car the required oil necessary to help the vehicle run smoothly. Check your car’s owner’s manual to determine exactly how often you are supposed to change your oil. Keep in mind that as an Uber driver, you drive significantly more miles in a day than most people, so you will need to change it more often.
Keep the Brake Fluid Full
You don’t want to hit your brakes and find out they aren’t as responsive as you expected. Keep your brake fluid full at all times to help your brakes work properly. You should also change your brake pads regularly. Once again, refer to your car’s owner’s manual for exact times. People may rate you lower if your brakes cause problems, so keep up on them.
Your tires are getting a lot of use. This means they will wear down quite quickly. You need to be sure to keep up on the tire pressure. Make sure you look up the correct pressure settings for your specific car as they’re not all the same. For example, a Nissan Rogue would need the pressure rated to 80 psi. If you don’t, the tire could pop while you’re driving. If this happens with people in the car, it could cause a serious delay for them. They aren’t going to appreciate that. Make sure you have spare Nissan tires in case you drive over debris in a construction zone. Remember to rotate your tires and drive safely to make sure they last a long time.
Don’t Ignore Warnings
When you notice that something doesn’t seem quite right, it’s your responsibility to get it taken care of. If the “check engine” light comes on, you should pinpoint the problems and get it fixed right away. You should do the same if you notice a weird sound or smell.
Detail the Car
Riders enjoy a clean, good-smelling car. For that reason, you should get your car cleaned regularly. You should also make sure that no one left a mess in your car at the end of every day. Provide places for customers to throw out garbage.
When you depend on your car to pay the bills, you need to make car maintenance a priority. Do these 5 things, and you will notice your rating go up.