There are several groups of people who may have very different needs in their vehicles than the average driver, and a great example here are rideshare drivers for companies like Lyft and Uber. Based on the typical day-to-day operations of rideshare vehicles, which will often transport dozens of people to and from locations in a given day, the owners and operators of these vehicles may be in need of a few unique combinations of vehicle components and aftermarket parts.
At Laketown Speed and Sound, we’re here to offer numerous automotive accessories, aftermarket parts and other vehicle services, including everything from automotive performance areas to car stereos and many in between. What are some of the top features or accessories that are often considered by Uber or Lyft drivers, and why might you be thinking about some of these for your vehicle if you’ve recently joined up with one of these or another ridesharing company? This two-part blog series will dig into several to keep in mind.
Quality Car Audio
Comfort and perks are a big part of the rideshare experience for many riders, and one of the first themes you can use to impress them is a quality audio system. Many of your clients will want to listen to music during their ride, and they don’t want to do so using shoddy, old stereo equipment that produces static or other audio issues.
Instead, invest in a quality car stereo system featuring an upgraded amplifier and potentially several other pieces. These will keep your customers relaxed and comfortable for their entire experience, and they’ll be more likely to rate you well.
Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
Another theme that’s vital to rideshare clients is getting to their destination quickly, and as a driver this means you should eliminate any possibility of getting lost or taking bad routes. For those who want to accomplish this without squinting at a tiny phone screen all day, you should strongly consider upgrading to a larger display using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Not only do these allow for easy integration of your smartphone and GPS apps, you will also have simple integration with your audio needs as well.
One of the most-requested accessories in the ridesharing world: Phone chargers, which everyone seems to always be in need of. You can really endear yourself to customers by having spare chargers for both Apple and Android available in your car at all times, allowing them to charge up while they ride with you to their destination.
For more on various accessories or aftermarket parts to consider for your Uber or Lyft vehicle, or to learn about any of our car audio, window tinting or other services, speak to the staff at Laketown Speed and Sound today.