Choosing to take a taxi as opposed to the bus is never the choice for those looking to be budget conscious. If you’re going hop in a cab though, you may as well go all out and order a black car with Uber and arrive in style.
Uber brings the black car, VIP service to the masses, making getting to your destination half the fun. The service is comfortable and fun, yet unexpectedly luxurious. It’s hard not to feel like a kind of a big deal in an Uber car. Ordering a car is straightforward and reveals some unexpected perks along the way.
To begin with, download Uber and plug in your address, phone number and credit card information, along with how much tip you’d like to leave by default (you can also choose to do this manually at the end of every ride).
When you’re ready to order a car, you’re given the option of specifying which type of luxury car you’d like, which is great if you’re a large group. Next, set your destination and wait for a confirmation text to arrive. Uber will send you the name, phone number and plate number of your driver. Herein lies the unexpected perk, which is that if you leave your phone behind you can locate it in a lot less time and with a lot less stress than you would otherwise because now you have your drivers details on hand.
Once you’ve ordered your car – and take note: a black car it most certainly will be, and not your standard taxi – you'll receive a notification that your car has arrived. Uber will also likely call your cell to find out where you are to make sure you can find them easily. This is especially useful if you don’t have an exact pick up address to provide.
When your car picks you up, sit back and relax. When you’ve arrived, all you have to do is thank your driver and hop on out. Minutes after that you’ll be emailed a receipt. Service is on point with Uber, which is part of the fun.