Becoming a TLC driver is a great way to augment your income, especially amidst the hustle and bustle of NYC. The unfortunate caveat of driving for a rideshare program like Uber or Lyft is that you have to supply your own car. And, as we all know, that is not a reality for around half the population of our city. One option that more and more people are turning to is car rental. But there are a lot of questions and concerns that make potential TLC drivers hesitant to take this step. These are the reasons why you should choose a TLC rental service in NYC despite those hesitations.
The biggest deterrent most people find when it comes to rental cars is the price. When people think about having to pay a weekly fee for a car rather than a monthly fee, it can feel like you are paying more to rent a car than to buy it. But the cost of renting a car also includes insurance, preventative maintenance, and plates. Renting a car often has the added benefit of roadside assistance, a service you would need to buy separately if you were buying a car. With these benefits added in, renting a car is a pretty cost-efficient choice.
There are a lot of benefits to having a car, but buying one is a huge commitment. Most people who buy a new car spend at least six years paying it off. Finding consistent parking for the car is also a challenge, especially in New York. That can be a hard commitment to take on if you’re unsure if you want to stick to TLC driving. Car rental programs usually offer contracts that are only a few weeks long. That way, if you ever decide that TLC driving is not for you, you are not stuck with car payments or having to find someone to buy your car. Not to mention that while the car is in your possession, you are also able to use it for personal use within the city.
A little extra perk of using our NYC Uber car rental program is the rewards program. The Driver Success Rewards Program through our app earns you points for doing the things you’re supposed to do as a Fast Track Mobility driver, such as paying your bills on time. These points can be redeemed for gift cards at a variety of locations, like Starbucks, Target, Best Buy, or Nike. You can also be entered for drawings and contests at no extra cost. With so many reasons why you should choose a TLC rental service in NYC, it’s harder to find reasons not to choose to rent!