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Rideshare Inspections at Scott’s Auto 

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For drivers that work with rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, you are probably well aware that you are required to have your vehicle inspected regularly. If you’re in need of a vehicle inspection for either rideshare service, contact one of our Scott’s locations today. Scott’s is one of the few places that offers a comprehensive safety inspection that fulfills the requirements of both rideshare companies. Here’s what you need to know. 

The Importance of Inspections

Even if you aren’t driving for a rideshare service, vehicle inspections are important. Routine inspections can often catch an issue occurring within your car early on to save you money and more extensive problems down the road. 

Uber and Lyft Inspections 

Today, over 93 million customers use Uber and over 12 million use Lyft. With so many people taking these rides, it’s no wonder there is a need to make sure drivers are driving vehicles that run safely and efficiently. A vehicle inspection is a simple process that makes sure your car is safe enough to be on the road, transporting you and others to different destinations. Points looked over during the rideshare inspection include:

  • Headlights
  • Tail-lights
  • Turn indicator lights (blinkers)
  • Brake lights
  • Brakes
  • Emergency/parking brake 
  • Steering mechanism
  • Windshield 
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Front, rear, and side windows
  • Front seat adjustment
  • Doors (open, close, lock)
  • Horn
  • Speedometer
  • Muffler and exhaust system
  • Condition of tires 
  • Interior and exterior rear view mirrors 
  • Safety belts for driver and passengers 

Keeping Your Riders Safe

If you are a rideshare driver, inspections are only part of what you need to do every so often to ensure that you are keeping you and your passengers safe. To keep your car in tip-top shape, we also recommend that you come in for regular tune ups. 

Car Tune Ups

A car tune up is a preventative maintenance performed on a vehicle to ensure it continues to perform well and keep you safe. A tune up is regularly scheduled, usually about once a year, and gives you the chance to get all of the preventative maintenance your car might need done at one time. This will help you maintain your vehicle’s performance and can even extend its life. 

Kelley Blue Book explains that when you have a tune up conducted on your car, it typically includes the replacement of several important wear-and-tear parts. If you aren’t regularly replacing these parts, it can decrease your car’s performance and even lead to extensive issues later on. Further, if things like a dirty air filter are not replaced, it can lead to your engine not getting enough air to run efficiently. This can result in the failure of multiple parts and even loss of fuel. The tune up will also include cleaning or replacing spark plugs, distributor caps, rotor, fuel filter, oxygen sensor, PCV valve, and spark plug wires as needed.  

Stop on by Scott’s Auto 

Within your engine are many parts that not only work to start your car but to keep it running like it should be. Especially if you will be driving family, friends, or even strangers through a rideshare service, tune ups and inspections are an important part of staying safe. When you bring your vehicle to us for a tune up, our team of experts will check system performance and let you know if we detect any areas of concern. 

Your travel comfort and safety are our top priority. If you need a vehicle inspection for Uber or Lyft, contact one of our Scott’s locations today. We offer a comprehensive safety inspection that fulfills the requirements of both services. Stop on by! 


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