Hello Ubers. I am a VIP passenger from NYC and take Uber everywhere I go. Lately I've noticed an influx of below average - poor Ubers. Honestly, the last time I had an Uber who warranted 5 stars was a week ago. Below are some suggestions on how to improve your ratings to get matched with more passengers. The BONUSes guarantee badges in addition to 5 stars. 1. Water is good, but not all water is equal. Having water in your car for passengers to enjoy is a staple for any Uber. But did you know that better water brands warrant more tips? Instead of Poland Spring or Walmart brand, consider Fiji. BONUS: You may want to offer seltzer options. If you truly want to guarantee five stars, I suggest having a container with lemon wedges for the water. 2. Be proactive If you are passing a strip mall with lots of fast food options, offer the passengers to go through a drive through! Some of us are shy and would love to get food if the driver offers. BONUS: Some drive throughs take longer than walking into the fast food joint and ordering food. If you see that the line is long, park your car, get the passenger's order and go inside. 3. Entertainment. Do you know how airline companies get good reviews? More leg room, attractive personal but most importantly, good entertainment! Have a good variety of magazines stashed in the back and make sure they are recent and not outdated. Have fresh news papers as well. BONUS: Consider installing a tablet in the back, with streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and HBO.