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muzzy

New Member
hey guys new to ube,,r glanced through the forums and you know how that goes,, can you guys list ur miles for the week and if your full time or part time,, don't know why but when i joined uber i didn't really think about how many miles i would be racking .. thanks
 

muzzy

New Member
At least 1500 miles a week
you guys put that many miles in a week????? does the pay compensate for that ,,?? thats whats holding me back right now, i have a 2014 that i really take care of , but then i started thinking do i really want to pile on the miles and have the inside of my care ruined.
 

R44KDEN

Well-Known Member
you guys put that many miles in a week????? does the pay compensate for that ,,?? thats whats holding me back right now, i have a 2014 that i really take care of , but then i started thinking do i really want to pile on the miles and have the inside of my care ruined.
Its a question of what you regard as an acceptable return. On UberBlack, I think it is worth it. And the inside of my car isnt ruined (after 4 months of hard work). It gets cleaned 5 times a week and I dont drive nights, no very little risk of someone puking.
 

Huberis

Well-Known Member
you guys put that many miles in a week????? does the pay compensate for that ,,?? thats whats holding me back right now, i have a 2014 that i really take care of , but then i started thinking do i really want to pile on the miles and have the inside of my care ruined.
You are going to need to let go just a little of your attachment to your car as it is now, if you intend on driving livery as a steady source of income. Your car is going to see some wear. Whether or not the wages compensate depends on a bunch of factors: The nicer the car, the more you have to lose. The more you drive, the more expenses. Most people don't drive very long and as a result, probably get away with tracking their expenses during the time spent driving Uber. As a rule, from my experience, if you do this kind of work, your car is going to cross some sort of a threshold. Once that point is reached, thins can start to add up. If you have a new car, drive Uber rather casually you might do OK, you also aren't likely to be driving long. 800- 1500 miles/week is hardly casual.

You can always try doing it, keep it casual as possible and go from there. Ease yourself in. Would you be securing insurance designed to cover damage to your vehicle during any of the possible gaps livery work tends to create when personal insurance policies are used by drivers?

You might want to take some time looking at your insurance from the perspective that in an at fault, Uber's James River may or may not cover you. Also, if some sort of damage is caused to your car by a pax: Uber will sometimes go to bat for you, sometime they drop the ball.

If you drive Uber, be prepared, develop a plan for the possibility of having to deal with collecting cleanup/repair fees from pax yourself. Once the pax leave the scene of your car, they are gone and Uber will not help you contact them if you happen to feel Uber is letting them off the hook in terms of compensation.

If something happens to your car, you just can not guarantee any particular response from them in terms of helping you. Be aware of that and plan for it.
 

KGB7

Well-Known Member
1k average per week.

You can always get a job at Macys selling mens underwear.
 

KGB7

Well-Known Member
you guys put that many miles in a week????? does the pay compensate for that ,,?? thats whats holding me back right now, i have a 2014 that i really take care of , but then i started thinking do i really want to pile on the miles and have the inside of my care ruined.
Its just a car, not Queens Jewels.

But but but.... but what?

You; blah blah
Me: so what?
You; Blah blah
Me: :rolleyes:
You: blah blah
Me; yawn
You: blah blah
Me; buy me dinner first.
You: blah blah
Me: stop talking or youll crack my mud facial mask.
 
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muzzy

New Member
its just a car, safe to say your not a car guy???? not planning on full time just part time, seems like weekends are best for my area from what i can see so far, which means the bar scene and i would imagine late night workers, so I'm guessing my runs would be short, the 5.00 customer.. who knows, when i looked into this before joining, it seemed like a good thing to get into, but as i go through the forums and u-tube there seems to be allot of un happy drivers
 

KGB7

Well-Known Member
I grew out of being a car guy. There are more interesting things in life besides molesting the dash board with my balls. And there are millions of them on the road.
 

Huberis

Well-Known Member
its just a car, safe to say your not a car guy???? not planning on full time just part time, seems like weekends are best for my area from what i can see so far, which means the bar scene and i would imagine late night workers, so I'm guessing my runs would be short, the 5.00 customer.. who knows, when i looked into this before joining, it seemed like a good thing to get into, but as i go through the forums and u-tube there seems to be allot of un happy drivers
What do you intend to do about the insurance cloud? Will you disclose or seek rideshare insurance? Rideshare insurance would suggest you wouldn't be in danger of being cancelled under most situations, but it could leave you with gaps in collision coverage.

The damage that occurs from people getting in and out of your car is real, but it is going to happen and you need to be okay with it tom a certain degree.

How are you going to handle insurance concerns? If you are willing to ignore the need to disclose to your personal carrier, risk getting by with personal insurance, and simply focus on your seat cushions and carpeting....... You may have a future as an Uber driver, for the simple reason that your concerns aren't congruent with reality.

What are your thoughts on insurance?
 

Fauxknight

Well-Known Member
Up to 1200 miles per week full time, usually under a thousand, but I've definitely gone over a few times. Over 40k miles per year, but probably less than 50k miles.
 

limepro

Well-Known Member
its just a car, safe to say your not a car guy???? not planning on full time just part time, seems like weekends are best for my area from what i can see so far, which means the bar scene and i would imagine late night workers, so I'm guessing my runs would be short, the 5.00 customer.. who knows, when i looked into this before joining, it seemed like a good thing to get into, but as i go through the forums and u-tube there seems to be allot of un happy drivers
What kind of car? I'm a car guy but the car I use for Uber is just that, a car that holds no significant value to me. If it is a mass produced car it can easily be replaced when you are finished, if it is a limited production vehicle then I wouldn't suggest using it and most likely you wouldn't be able to anyway.
 

muzzy

New Member
I grew out of being a car guy. There are more interesting things in life besides molesting the dash board with my balls. And there are millions of them on the road.
i didn;t know you can grow out of being a car guy, and do you mean balls or cars on the road????:p:p:p:p
 

KeJorn

Well-Known Member
In DFW, EVERYTHING is far away...
So anywhere from 1000-1700 miles per week, depending on how many hours I drive (35-60+)
 

KeJorn

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How are you going to handle insurance concerns? If you are willing to ignore the need to disclose to your personal carrier, risk getting by with personal insurance, and simply focus on your seat cushions and carpeting....... You may have a future as an Uber driver, for the simple reason that your concerns aren't congruent with reality.
What are your thoughts on insurance?
I have USAA and just recently added Rideshare gap insurance. About $50 extra per 6 months.
Not perfect, but at least my Insurance KNOWS I am doing this and I have some additional protection.
Would advise anyone else to do the same. You will sleep a little easier.

Though if you are driving UberX and living paycheck to paycheck, you are likely one accident away from financial disaster even if you do have decent insurance coverage.
Create a buffer ASAP.
 
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