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Your guide to be a 5-star rider

January 19, 2018 / Chennai

At Uber, our riders and drivers rate each other on a scale of 1 to 5 stars at the end of each trip. Your rider ratings are calculated based on all the ratings you’ve got from our driver partners, and, let us tell you – we love 5-star riders. We love moving them around the city and our drivers always have good things to say about them. Ever wondered what your rider rating is? Or, how can you become a 5-star rider?

Well, we’ve put together a guide for you to become a 5-star rider. You just have to follow these pro-tips to ensure you’re a pro rider and have a wonderful rider experience in all your trips, from start to finish. 

Pick your location right

Ensure your pick-up location is right before you request a ride. You're likely to get lower ratings if your driver has to keep driving around in search of you. You can either pin your exact location or, type your pick up location and meet the driver at the location you've chosen without any hassle.

On time, every time

Time is valuable - both to you and our driver partners. They love it when riders are on time for their pick-up. If you request a ride for a group, then make sure you gather the crew before the ride arrives. This way, you'll promptly be on your way to a 5-star ride.

Be Polite

A kind word goes a long way. We know that sometimes you cannot function without your cup of morning coffee, or you've had a very long and tiring day. But, that doesn't warrant being irritable with your driver. A smile or a pleasant wish is enough to make our day.

Help keep the car clean

Treat the vehicle like you would treat yours! Ensure not to eat, drink, and smoke in the car. If you leave a mess behind, you're on your way to poor ratings. Help keep the car clean - It's the drivers' workplace after all.

Ride comfortably and rate responsibly

We want you to smile, sit back, and relax and let our drivers give you a 5-star experience. Rate your driver on their service and performance. There are a lot of factors not in the hands of the drivers, like fares. If you have a problem, you can always use the help section in our app to approach us and we'll gladly solve your issue.

There you go. Your Uber guide to a 5-star rider rating, and ultimate bragging rights!