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Can I get reimbursed for a flat tire incurred while Ubering?

Discussion in 'Advice' started by JK7, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. JK7

    JK7

    Location:
    Austin
    I ran over a huge nail and punctured a tire (it went flat within a minute) while I was online driving for Uber. Does Uber reimburse for the cost of fixing the tire?
     
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  2. New2This

    New2This

    Location:
    DC Area
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  3. TXqwi3812

    TXqwi3812

    Location:
    DFW
  4. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust

    Location:
    San Diego
    No. No they won’t.
     
  5. No uber won't cover it... When you buy your new tire, make sure you get the warranty so any flat tires they will repair it. Sears, NTB, Discrount Tire have good warranties
     
  6. I bet you LOVE GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE !

    Dont YOU ?

    Admit it
     
  7. JK7

    JK7

    Location:
    Austin
    Man, you guys are harsh. LOL.

    I have dealership tires and the repair isn't covered under warranty, unfortunately.
     
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  8. mrpjfresh

    mrpjfresh

    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    Driving:
    UberX
    Just a bit of tough love and witty rejoinders. Just roll with it and welcome to the Uber asylum!

    The general rule of thumb is expect nothing from Uber and you'll never be disappointed. Two flats here during my time; it is just the cost of using your car as a taxi.
     
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  9. Uber's Guber

    Uber's Guber

    Location:
    United States
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yeah, I think free flat tire repairs were part of same contract agreement that gave us free healthcare and paid vacations! :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Oh ?
    The DRIVERS UNION
    NEGOTIATED THAT CONTRACT FOR US ?
     
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  11. Merc7186

    Merc7186

    Location:
    Buffalo NY
    Driving:
    UberXL
    OP, dont listen to these guys....you call up Rohit and explain the situation and he will get you that refund. Now, rohit may fight you on it at first but you stick to your story and they will come through.
     
  12. JK7

    JK7

    Location:
    Austin
    I took your advice and got authorized for a refund from Greenlight Hub. Didn't take no for an answer! Thanks, Merc!
     
  13. Is this for real? Uber actually covered your tires?
     
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  14. Kodyhead

    Kodyhead

    Location:
    South Floreduh
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    I'll pay for your drug test
     
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  15. JK7

    JK7

    Location:
    Austin
    Not necessary. I also got Greenlight Hub to agree to buy me one of those as well.

    By the way, this is what caused the flat. No bueno. I had to replace the tire.
     

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  16. Z129

    Z129 Moderator

    LOL! You'll fit in here just fine. Welcome to UberPeople.net.
     
  17. JustTreatMeFair

    JustTreatMeFair

    Location:
    Texas
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Congratulations! You have learned an important lesson. Putting Gas in your car is NOT the only expense of doing this!

    Look forward to many more.
     
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  18. go to auto parts store and buy a tire plug kit. $5.00

    plug tire

    fill with air
     
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  19. Goodyear in my area, and my shop, patches tires for free. Check your area.
     
  20. Dang, that bolt is bigger than the office chair turn-knob that got lodged in my tire in June. After a 3 tire repair places refused to work on it and wanted me to buy new tires, I found a mom & pop repair shop to plug it. Because the tire tech thought it was close to the shoulder, he couldn't vouch that a plug would work, and so he didn't charge me. He just wished me luck getting to a tire shop. I drove on that free, plugged tire until early December and about 10,000 miles.

    I understand a lot of tire shops do not want to plug tires for $10-$20, when they can sell a tire for 10x that price.

    Yes, I have a plug kit in my trunk now. Plenty out there for under $20 and Wally World has one for $5.88. In my town, with all the construction, it is a wise investment.
     
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