What is Uber and how does it work?

Uber is a service you can use to get a ride to where ever you’d like to go. Uber operates using an app that you can install on your smartphone. You can use the app to request a car to pick you up from your current location and bring you where you need to go.

How do I Request a Car Using Uber

After you have downloaded the Uber app and entered your payment information, requesting a car is simple. You just have to open up the app and type in the address for where you are going. Then, you can choose the car option that best suites your needs and price range and request it.

Who Drives for Uber?

When you use Uber, you are going to be driven by a contracted employee. Uber drivers sign up to drive with Uber using their vehicle. A portion of the fee you pay will go to the driver and a portion of the fee will go to Uber. Uber drivers must be at least 21 years old.

Will I Have the Car to Myself?

Most of the time when you use Uber, you will have the car to yourself. Sometimes, an uberPOOL option is offered. In this case, you would share the vehicle with another passenger for a reduced rate. This is only an option, so if you don’t select it, you will have the car to yourself.

How Much Does it Cost and How Do I Pay?

When you first download the Uber app, you will enter your credit card information. Your credit card will only be charged after you complete a ride. The cost for using Uber varies based on many factors. You can select larger or more premium vehicles for an additional fare. Fares will also be higher at different times of the day based on traffic and demand. And, of course, if you are traveling a further distance, it will cost you more than if you are going just a few miles away. After your ride is completed, the app will give you the option to tip your driver. This is optional, but if you would like to add a tip for your driver, it will increase your total cost a bit.