A trip to Seattle can cost $5.95 on Uber, $2.50 on Lyft, and $2 on any other local ride sharing service.
But if you’re looking to find a fast, convenient way to get around town without the hassle of driving, here are a few tips to help you make your decision.1.
Make sure the ride is Uber, Lyft, or another similar service, which means it’s available 24 hours a day.
Uber will take your location data and automatically add it to its map, which makes it easy to find your destination without having to get a map.
It’s also easy to add other drivers if you want.
Lyft, however, requires a drivers license or a photo ID and a background check.
You can see the full list of approved drivers here.2.
If you’re going to be out in public, look for places that have a bike rack, or parks that offer bike parking.
You’ll likely be able to get away with a bike parking spot for $5 a day, but if you plan to ride a bike in public you’ll want to find the bike rack and park near the curb or a park bench.3.
If the service you’re interested in isn’t available on the website, call ahead.
Uber and Lyft both require a driver’s license to work.
The Uber app will ask you to log in, enter your current address, and confirm your credit card details, which can be difficult to remember at the time you call.
If it’s not on the app, just call and ask.4.
Choose a way that’s convenient for you.
If Uber and/or Lyft are available, it’s likely the easiest way to avoid driving is to take a shuttle.
You won’t need a taxi or meter.
If that’s not an option, consider taking Uber.
But consider using Lyft.
Its drivers are paid well and they don’t have to wait for a cab.5.
Don’t expect Uber to pay your fares.
If they don.
That’s the whole point of having a taxi company.
And if you have to pay a meter or charge extra, that’s on you.
But Uber and the other companies will give you a warning if you use them to avoid paying your fare.6.
Use the app for your business.
Uber is available for all types of business, including restaurants, hotels, and rental cars.
Lyft is available only for restaurants, but it’s free if you go to a restaurant or book through a hotel app.
For businesses that have fewer than 500 members, you can use the app to schedule your pickup and drop off, or even schedule it for when you’re at your office.7.
If there are parking restrictions, consider parking in a handicapped spot.
Many cities have designated parking spaces for disabled people.
And, of course, Uber and other ride sharing companies are licensed to provide ride sharing.
So, if you see a handicap spot, ask to be taken there.8.
Choose the right time to pick up.
If your delivery takes longer than 10 minutes, call and let them know.
If delivery times aren’t immediately obvious, ask about it later in the day.
You might not have time to ask for more information, but your next trip could be in the same neighborhood.9.
If possible, pick the car that’s easiest to park.
You could be driving to work or to a meeting.
If this is the case, ask for a car with more parking.
The more parking, the better the service.10.
If driving is an issue, consider a carpool.
This can save you time and money on gas, parking fees, and car insurance.
But it’s less convenient than a full-time job.
If taking a car is an option but not feasible, consider renting a car.