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  1. I

    Tracking Expenses

    Hello, I'm new to Uber (been out driving twice) so forgive me if I sound ignorant at anytime! And also forgive me because I'm sure this question has been answered 1000 times over but I just find it easier to just ask it again rather than search for it, call me lazy! Anyway, I know I'm supposed...
  2. B

    Uber and Lyft drivers' median hourly wage is just $3.37, report finds

    Uber and Lyft drivers' median hourly wage is just $3.37, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/01/uber-lyft-driver-wages-median-report Majority of drivers make less than minimum wage and many end up losing money, according to study published by MIT Uber and Lyft...
  3. hockeyguy7623

    Anyone heard of Metrowise?

    I am just wondering if anyone has heard of, or experience with Metrowise. It is a new service offered to Uber/Lyft drivers for maintenance and repairs on their vehicles in the LA area. They just launched this month and it seems too good to be true especially since some of us have older cars...
  4. Vishnu643

    Pros and cons to using your own car vs rental?

    So I been crunching numbers and thinking this over for a while now, and I've decided to come nearly to the decision that owning/financing is better than renting (leasing I'm sure is a monster all by itself and I won't bother with that). Here's what I've deduced thus far. Owning I don't have to...
  5. Chargersrt10

    Winter Tire Season is Coming

    Snow Tire season is rapidly approaching folks. I'm having mine put on today. Better early then after the 1st snowfall. A Friendly Reminder to all Uber Drivers about the Uber PTC Winter Tire Rules. https://www.uber.com/en-CA/drive/toronto/resources/snow-tires/ Winter driving requirement...
  6. MrsCaLi

    Has anyone used the tire discounts from firestone?

    I need 2 new tires and I was thinking about using the coupon for firestone, not too sure how much wholesale tires are though so I can't really figure out how much it will be to get 2 new tires. Dealer was trying to rip me off as usual. Anyone have any experience?
  7. B

    Other Uber Driver's Being Charged "App Maintenance Fee"?

    I recently decided to give the Uber support phone line a call in the Bay Area after reading several articles about how Uber was underpaying fares and over-charging riders. The first few rides I decided to look into all had issues, and Uber even changed 2 of them for me. However, after about 4-6...
  8. Speedyracer

    Maintenance anyone??

    It seems like a topic no one talks about on here. The roads in bmore are awful. Since I've started uber like 8 months ago. On average oil change once a month, brakes twice, 80% of my front end replaced tie rod ends, control arm, stabilizer bars, spark plugs, ignition coils, cleaned throttle...
  9. Charlie Schwartz

    Will I save money by renting an older car?

    im renting a new camry from american lease for 415. old cars are 350, if i remember correctly. i would do it, but i feel that newer cars need less maintenance. maintenance is a hassle. there are rumors that the rental companies make you pay for it. you lose your car while its at the garage...
  10. P

    Car washes and maintenance

    Where does everyone get their cars cleaned? Anywhere that has unlimited car washes? What about oil changes and general car maintenance? Share your thoughts please .
  11. C

    Door slamming

    I'm about a month in, and I presume most of the obvious stuff, like GPS error, has been well covered. I have some armchair analysis about this issue: the compulsive need of OSU area pax to slam the door. It's not about anger or dissatisfaction. Using the instant update to the star rating, I...
  12. #1 UBER Slave

    UBERSelect STRIKE in Dallas!!!

    It's time for UBERSelect drivers to refuse to take UBERXpassengers. We didn't buy our expensive cars, to take cheap fares. UBERBLACK had a strike in Dallas and won! We need to do the same, so all we get is SELECT fares. There aren't enough UBERX drivers in Dallas, that's why UBERSelect...
  13. J

    Openbay? Has anyone used this app?

    Just curious if anyone has used the app Openbay to get service done? Seems like a clever idea and I have a promo code I was going to try.
  14. N

    Driver and Public Manipulation...Fallout Coming

    The real deal on background checks: The City of Houston, TX has mandatory background checks and fingerprinting for all TNC drivers. Uber and Lyft lost the battle in Austin, TX. Houston has held its ground. However, all cities should enforce all rules and do spot checks. I believe Uber wants...
  15. Libertyfare

    Deadhead miles too high

    All rideshare companies have zero interest in curbing the excessive deadhead miles. Since it isn't their vehicles getting destroyed and costing them money, they have no incentive to minimize deadhead miles for drivers. I suppose they just hope people are really bad at math or don't keep...
  16. Gothedistance

    Car Maintenance Costs

    I have the straight skinny on keeping some of those auto repair costs under control. Just inbox me for more info!
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    Drivers in the Los Angeles area of you need help with MILAGE/ maintenance please contact me.
  18. J

    General rental/leasing questions

    Hi all, I'm a potential uber driver coming on board! Trying to better understand the leasing right now so i can learn from you bros here. 1. What car do you find the best to use for uber and why? (Are there any good models I should choose?) 2. What are you paying for the car? 3. What is a...
  19. Wyreless

    Premium Oil Change/ Alignment Check / Fluid Top Off in Montgomery Village $24.99

    READ BELOW TO SEE HOW YOU CAN GET THIS DEAL FOR $17.74 As always, I was checking how I can save money on vehicle maintenance (or anything else for that matter ! :) ) and came across this deal on GROUPON. Its through a company called Precision Tune Auto Care and they have 8 locations in MD...