When it comes to transportation, there are many doubts on whether it’s better to rideshare or drive your own car. Driving your car is better because you don’t have to wait for your ride to arrive and it’s simply safer.
Nowadays, everybody wants to Uber. Even though Uber can be beneficial to most people, it can have its also has its downsides. Although Uber has been around for a long time and since then has grown tremendously to serve the people, driving your own car is more convenient and helpful.
According to Business Insider, it is cheaper to own a car than to take Uber everywhere. If you are that type of person who goes out a lot, then yes, drive your own car. You will save some money. You will also be able to go to multiple places without having to wait for a driver.
For example, if you and your friends are out and, all of a sudden, there is a change of plans and now you want to go eat, there is no need to call an Uber and wait when you have your car parked around the corner.
Driving your own car can be a lot more comfortable than taking an Uber, too. Driving your car is like having a baby. You feel comfortable, safe and you know its needs. When you take an Uber, you obviously don’t know the driver, so it may be awkward to ask for a specific type of music or talk on the phone without having the driver listening to the conversation.
However, if you drive your own car, you can listen to the type of music you like as loud as you want. Also, if you’re in a rush or simply a fast driver, the speed limit is all up to you. As college students, we have obligations, which may include work, internships, driving to your boyfriend or girlfriend’s house or picking up kids from school. These type of duties can’t wait.
If you are a mother and receive a call from your kid’s school that you have to pick them up because they’re sick, there is no time to wait for an Uber. These life emergencies occur all the time, which is why owning a car is very important. You never know when you might need it.