Is Using Your Car For Uber Really Worth It?

Many are of the opinion that it makes financial sense in terms of car usage to use your car for taxi-cab services such as Uber because: (a) you get paid a lot more than an ordinary cab-driver, (b) when you drive an Uber taxi, you are among top option for customers and (c) many people will request for your service over another cab driver simply because they want that luxurious ride. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of using your car for Uber and see if it really is worth it. We’ll explore the average earnings drivers make, as well as the potential risks and complications that can come with this type of work. So whether you’re considering driving for Uber or have already started, this blog post is essential reading.


Drivers can make a lot of money driving for Uber. The average Uber driver makes more than the average taxi-driver earns (although this varies depending on location and time of day). As well as earning an hourly wage, drivers also receive tips from customers – typically around 10% of the fare – which adds up to a sizeable sum over time.

When you drive for Uber, you are among top option for customers when it comes to selecting a taxi service. This means that people are generally more likely to request your services over those of other cabbies.

You can work when you want and where you want so long as there are customers requesting rides in that area. This gives you flexibility with your time.

You get to meet new people every day—both in your car and when they request a ride. Socially, this creates opportunity to network everyday.


There are several potential risks associated with driving for Uber. Firstly, there is always a risk that you may get into accidents or robbed while driving for Uber. This could lead to personal injury or even worse, loss of lives.

Driving for Uber often exposes your car to immediate wears and tears which means frequent visit to the mechanic.

There is the risk that you may be fined by the authorities for breaking safety laws while driving for Uber. Finally, if your car is not in good condition and fails safety inspections, this could lead to deactivation from the platform – meaning you’ll lose all of your earnings and won’t be able to continue working as an Uber driver.

There is also a risk that people may not be as polite or respectful when they are in your car, which could lead to negative customer reviews. Additionally, there is the possibility that you might get dropped by Uber if you have low ratings and no incoming bookings.

While there are a number of factors to consider when deciding whether or not to use your car for uber, one of the most important factors is your overall financial situation. By calculating the cost of using your car vs. the cost of using uber, you can decide whether or not it is actually worth it in terms of financial savings. Additionally, be sure to consider the time that you will save by using uber instead of driving yourself. By taking these factors into account, you can make an informed decision about whether or not uber is a viable option for you.

About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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