How can you keep your car clean as a rideshare driver?

I'm new to driving for ridesharing services, and I've realized that I need to clean much more frequently than I'm used to. How do people keep their car clean while driving for one of these services?

“If you’re trying to keep your car clean while working for ridesharing services, you’ll need to be proactive.
After every rider leaves your vehicle, you should take the time to look over your car. You can check to see if they:
  • Left any trash or garbage
  • Tracked in any dirt or mud
  • Spilled or stained anything
  • Left any type of odor or smell
If they did, you should have cleaning supplies in your trunk. Some essentials to carry are:
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Upholstery or fabric cleaner
  • Air freshener (although you’ll want to choose something light and not overpowering)
  • Interior cleaner
  • Window cleaner
  • Trash bags
With these items, you should be able to easily clean your car in any situation. As you become more comfortable driving, you may also find you need to add additional products.
At the end of your drive time, you should also take another look over your vehicle. If needed, you can vacuum out the car or take it through a car wash.
If you don’t feel like detailing your vehicle yourself, you could also opt to take it to a detailing service every week or so. This will help maintain the cleanliness of your car without any additional effort on your part.
If you want to ensure that you’re covered for any damage done, try looking into rideshare insurance. In order to get the best deal, Jerry can be a really helpful tool! We’ll get you multiple customized quotes from different providers so that you can choose the plan that works best for you. (We’ll even help you switch, if you decide to!) That way, you can keep your eyes focused on the road and let us worry about the phone calls and paperwork.”
Emily Maracle
Answered on Sep 10, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.

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