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My vehicle needed a bit of work, so I was forced to endure some 2022 ants in order to get back and forth from my repair shop.

1st Driver: 2017 Prius with a clear and obvious brake issue. I guess if he just ignores it, it will fix itself? Unreal...

2nd Driver: 2018 Hyundai SUV which featured 3 warning/repair/maintenance lights. He had the personality of a traffic cone, appeared as if he'd been working for 18 straight hours and was kind enough to blast the "Insane Screaming God Fearing Gospel Rant" channel while occasionally carrying on a surround sound Bluetooth phone conversation with his friend.

3rd Driver: Pulled in to the WAWA parking lot 2 blocks away from my mechanic, then sent the "I've arrived" message followed by a series of phone calls. Fine, it happens.

She then proceed to drive 15 MPH over the speed limit. She realized it and stated "I need to slow down a bit or I'll get mail from Uber about me speedin n shit"

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She then began to tailgate any and all vehicles that were in front of her. Like 4 feet of distance between them.

Only 1 more trip to go. Pray for me as we are living in Mad Max times.

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My maintenance warning light goes on once my oil life reaches 0%. I admit to sometimes driving around for a couple of days before I get my oil changed, especially if it happens during the weekend.

Getting driven around in a car with bad brakes would make me uneasy to say the least.
 

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My maintenance warning light goes on once my oil life reaches 0%. I admit to sometimes driving around for a couple of days before I get my oil changed, especially if it happens during the weekend.

Getting driven around in a car with bad brakes would make me uneasy to say the least.
Every 5k miles. I just reset it when gets to 0 regardless of the meter miles.
 

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My Prius had a red triangle and VSC warning light.
Hybrid battery was full green, no leaks, inverter pump all good.

I dropped it off this morning then got a call four hours later. The diagnosis was that the connections to my 12 V battery were loose and the passenger side Headlight ballast might be failing. Cool, I'm out of there for $100 and I can DIY the headlights on my own since they wanted $850 to replace the bulbs and the ballast.

I pay, get in the car, start it up and the same warning lights are still on. SMH
I *****, they pull the car back in and claim a new code was thrown coming from the hybrid battery.

These guys are usually pretty good and they have a great rating on google, 55 years in business so I'm being patient but I find it hard to believe that a new code magically appeared from the time they parked it to the time I started it up. I didn't even put it in gear lol.

Since the battery was green I'm guessing it might be a fuse or 100 amp, etc...
 

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My vehicle needed a bit of work, so I was forced to endure some 2022 ants in order to get back and forth from my repair shop.

1st Driver: 2017 Prius with a clear and obvious brake issue. I guess if he just ignores it, it will fix itself? Unreal...

2nd Driver: 2018 Hyundai SUV which featured 3 warning/repair/maintenance lights. He had the personality of a traffic cone, appeared as if he'd been working for 18 straight hours and was kind enough to blast the "Insane Screaming God Fearing Gospel Rant" channel while occasionally carrying on a surround sound Bluetooth phone conversation with his friend.

3rd Driver: Pulled in to the WAWA parking lot 2 blocks away from my mechanic, then sent the "I've arrived" message followed by a series of phone calls. Fine, it happens.

She then proceed to drive 15 MPH over the speed limit. She realized it and stated "I need to slow down a bit or I'll get mail from Uber about me speedin n shit"

Exact quote.

She then began to tailgate any and all vehicles that were in front of her. Like 4 feet of distance between them.

Only 1 more trip to go. Pray for me as we are living in Mad Max times.

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Thank you chef. I feel better about my own driving already.

(Hey, I know where you got the upside ice cream cone photo from)
 
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clear and obvious brake issue
That reminds me: surely some riders probably think I have a brake problem. But I definitely don't. I just use minimal grease on the brake hardware and it rubs on the caliper bracket. I consider noisy brakes a great pedestrian warning system as I'm rolling through parking lots and event pick-up areas. People usually move their asses out of the road when they hear and see my shit box.
 

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That reminds me: surely some riders probably think I have a brake problem. But I definitely don't. I just use minimal grease on the brake hardware and it rubs on the caliper bracket. I consider noisy brakes a great pedestrian warning system as I'm rolling through parking lots and event pick-up areas. People usually move their asses out of the road when they hear and see my shit box.
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My maintenance warning light goes on once my oil life reaches 0%. I admit to sometimes driving around for a couple of days before I get my oil changed, especially if it happens during the weekend.
Let me do you one better...

The oil change light in my Acura comes on at "15% oil life remaining."

I have to acknowledge the G.D. thing every time I get in the F*ing car and start the engine. Sometimes that may be for months. I hate the d*mn thing.

My alternative is to reset the oil life thing and write myself a reminder in my calendar to change the oil when I really need to.
 

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