Pro Tips


Pro Tip #9 – Don’t chase the surge

Chasing the surge means driving to wherever the Uber app says it has demand.  Drivers compete with other drivers for passengers, Uber currently algorithm is a weighted system using distance of pickup and driver wait times…


Pro Tip #8 – Know your types of Uber rates

https://www.uber.com/san-francisco-drivers/driver-resources/ Getting riders from one place to another safely, efficiently, and respectfully is an important reason why riders love Uber. To spread that love, Uber allows riders and drivers to rate each other after each…



Pro Tip #6 – Pit stops

As a driver you have to know where you can stop and take a break, get some coffee, relax, and use the facilities. It’s critical knowing which coffee shops and grocery stores hours are in…



Pro Tip #4 – Stay within your ‘work area’

Notice: read the mathematics of Uber and Lyft first. Maximize profits by only driving trips that make financial sense. Drivers are not working for a $6B charity, if Uber or Lyft is going to make money then…


Pro Tip #3 – New vs old vehicle

Don’t use your new vehicle as an Uber or Lyft. The minimum requirement for Uber at time of writing is 2000 (2005 in some cities) and can be found here. You won’t be making any…


Pro Tip #2 – The smell of clean

Cleaning supplies Febreze, windex, dash wipes, paper towels, and a shower towel, are all required supplies to keep in your car at all time. Customers will make a mess and will not treat your car…


Pro Tip #1 – Puke

Buy a bunch of puke / vomit bags. Rated number one because there is obviously nothing more disgusting that puking, and that is especially true when it’s in your car.  Puke smell can often become…