Uber South Africa launched in 2013, with Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban leading the way in registered Uber drivers. Over 1 million safe trips were clocked in 2014, over 2 million by June 2015 and in 2017, Engineering News reported that the longest Uber trip on record in sub-Saharan Africa occured in South Africa – 3 190 km from Cape Town to Durban.
In the current tough economic climate we are currently experiencing, an increasing number of people are think of new ways to earn additional income. One of the options is becoming Uber drivers. The company reported that it had created more than 29 000 economic opportunities, that there were more than 12 000 active Uber drivers in South Africa alone and 969 000 active riders. If you are looking for a way to earn extra income or to become your own boss, then becoming an Uber driver is an option.
The first thing you will need to decide is whether you want to buy a car or opt for a rent-to-buy vehicle finance plan, such as those offered by Earn-a-Car. Some of the pros and cons of the rent-to-buy option are:
If you are not sure as to whether you want to commit to Uber, then a rent-to-buy car is ideal because you can simply give the car back if things do not work out. You also won’t have the additional time-consuming task of having to resell the car, most likely at a lower price and making a loss.
- Less Wear-and-Tear on your Car:
If you already have a car but don’t want to use it for Uber driving, then the rent-to-buy option ensures that you aren’t adding more kilometres to the clock on your own car. You can transport passengers with a high quality, pre-owned car from Earn-a-Car, thereby ensuring that your own car is not exposed to potential damages, spills, mechanical and tyre wear-and-tear.
- Limit Debt:
With rent-to-own vehicle financing, you won’t have to take out another line of debt. This is especially helpful for people who need car finance but who have a bad credit record or are under debt review.
Are you ready to become an Uber driver? Then get a rent-to-own car from Earn-a-Car today.