Safety & Car Recall Verification

Keeping yourself and your passengers safe is most important. Always walk around your car to check all 4 tires for bulges or sidewall bubbles. A sidewall bubble is a bulge protruding from the sidewall of the tire. It is caused by air leaking from the inside of the tire into the carcass or body of the tire. The vast majority of bubbles are caused by impact damage. ... The impact can also damage the sidewall cords and significantly weaken the tire.


In most cases this should always be replaced because a weak tire is not a safe tire. You should also know that many tire manufacturers will not extend warranty to Rideshare drivers once they know that is what you are using your car for. Make sure you always select good quality long lasting tires.

Many cars have safety issues and recalls. The United States Department of Transportation has set-up a website specifically for the use of checking recalls on your car. You can check your specific car using your Vehicle Identification number. Look on the lower left of your car's windshield for your 17-character Vehicle Identification Number. Your VIN is also located on your car's registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card.


Seat Belt Safety

If you are Uber or Lyft driving seat belts are one of the most important safety rules that should be followed. As soon as a passenger steps into your vehicle you are responsible for them and anyone else accompanying them. More than 75 % of them will not buckle up. You cannot force them to do this but you can give them a subtle reminder. Maybe a sign that says "Don't forget to Buckle-up" or maybe you might just want to say "Buckle up for safety."

One thing that is non negotiable are children. Not only do they need to be buckled up but depending on their age they might even need to be in a car seat booster. The age varies from State to state. Specific positioning of child seats or booster seats will vary depending on the age. Please see specific Child Seat laws for your state

Positioning of Car Seat or Booster Seat