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12 Items Every Uber Driver Should Keep In Their Car

We put together a list of items that rideshare drivers should always keep in their car.
Having these tools in your vehicle at all times keep you with a higher rating than most drivers.

1. Dash Cam

One of the most important safety tips for Uber drivers is to install a Dash Cam in your car. Having a Dash Cam in your vehicle will not only discourage bad passenger behavior, it will also act as an objective witness if you're ever involved in a collision or some other incident on the road.

2. Hands-Free Cell Phone Mount

A hands-free cell phone mount attaches your phone to either your windshield by suction cup or to an air conditioner vent using clips. It keeps the phone in one place. This allows you to take a quick glance now and then while watching the road to check on directions, or accept a ride request while the car is in motion.

3. Cell Phone Charging Block

Having a good Phone Charging Block is important not only for keeping your own device online, it's also a great way to offer something extra to passengers. It's a tax deductible investment that will make your passengers breathe a sigh of relief. Make sure the charger block you buy is iPhone and Android friendly.

4. Auxiliary Cords for Passenger Smartphones

As a driver, you will get the request many times from your passenger to listen to personal music on their phone. We recommend buying and keeping a couple of auxiliary cords on hand so they can plug into your car's audio system.

5. Car Back Support

As a driver, you will get the request many times from your passenger to listen to personal music on their phone. We recommend buying and keeping a couple of auxiliary cords on hand so they can plug into your car's audio system.

6. Air Freshener

The first thing people notice when they enter your car is the smell. A bad smelling car puts you on the fast lane to a low driver rating and a non-existent tip. We strongly recommend either keeping a can of air freshener in the trunk for a quick refreshing interior spritz, or buying a fresh scent dispenser that attaches to one of the air vents.

7. Paper Towels / Sanitary Wipes

Humans are messy by nature. We think it’s a good idea to keep a supply of paper towels, napkins, and other cleaning supplies (like a carpet stain remover) in the trunk or in your car itself. Apart from paper towels and napkins, having sanitary wipes can come in handy for a quick wipe-down of your dashboard and steering wheel before picking up a new passenger.

8. Car Trash Can

Passengers appreciate extra attention to details like this, plus sometimes customers leave junk and trash in the back seat and now they have no excuse not to throw their trash away.

9. Car Back Seat Organizer

A great way to display products for sale on the back of your seat. Put drinks and snacks right in front of your passenger, cause how could they resist the temptation?

10. First aid kit

It's a good idea to keep a stocked first aid kit in your car at all times in case of an emergency. They can be purchased at drug stores and department stores. But always call 911 if a passenger appears to be injured when they get in your car or if you get in an accident while driving.

11. Spare Tire or Flat Kit

As a hard-working rideshare driver, a flat tire can ruin your whole day or night during a shift. Keeping a spare tire or a flat tire kit in your car will help you get out of a jam if you ever need to quickly repair your tire while you’re on the job.

12. Vomit bags

If you were to ever pick up an Uber rider who is a bit intoxicated you could experience vomit. There is nothing worse than the smell of a human throwing up in your vehicle.


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