Many drivers dream of driving an upscale premium car but don’t want to splurge on such a significant expense. PCO drivers usually go for a standard model without knowing that driving a premium model can actually help them boost their rideshare earnings. 

The good news is that nowadays, there are more premium car models with an affordable price tag than ever, with additional features and high-class details that make them worth every penny. 

Here are five reasons why buying a premium car for Uber is worth the expense.  

1. Additional income opportunities for Uber drivers 

Not only are you offering your passengers a comfortable and unique experience with a premium car, but you can also increase your earnings with Uber Comfort rides.  

Uber Comfort is a service designed to offer passengers an elevated ride experience in newer mid-sized vehicles with highly rated drivers. It also gives passengers more options to customise their ride, from setting the preferred temperature in advance to having extended pick-up time.  

Uber Comfort rides offer drivers the chance to earn an additional 20% over UberX rides, while the commission stays the same. Therefore, it’s a great opportunity to earn more without working extra hours.  

Did you know? As an Uber driver, you can buy a premium car and pay for it as you earn with a car subscription plan. 

With Splend’s Flexi own, you can drive the impressive Polestar 2 Long Range for just £299 per week, with everything included, from rideshare insurance to car maintenance and spare parts replacement.  

2. More chances for 5-star ratings and tips 

A premium car can attract more than just compliments from the passengers — it increases the chances of receiving more 5-star ratings or tips. A brand-new well-kept car, with a refined interior and a great ambience paired with a warm attitude from the driver, will make any ride more memorable, leading to a 5-star rating or a tip as a sign of appreciation.  

Of course, no matter how premium the car is, it cannot do the work itself. Ideally, you’ll keep your car clean and fresh, provide passengers with any assistance they may require and always make them feel safe with you as their driver for higher chances of excellent ratings and tips.  

3. Increased safety 

Rideshare drivers are on the road daily, so safety should be their main priority. Although most modern cars come equipped with safety features now, there are some advanced ones you will have to spend extra for. Often these advanced features come as standard in a premium car. 

Did you know? When driving a premium car, you experience technology that won’t be mainstream for several years.

Car manufacturers will first add their latest developed features to a premium car, including it on the standard models after it becomes common.  

Let’s take the Polestar 2 as an example. This premium EV stands out in terms of safety features, offering you and your passengers the comfort and security needed — proactive passenger protection system combined with Front Assist, driver alert system with fatigue detection and dynamic road sign display. 

4. Consistent quality, less maintenance 

Many drivers fear that driving a premium car implies huge costs if something breaks down. Contrary to popular belief, premium cars are not that difficult or expensive to repair. The fact that they’re typically equipped with the latest safety features and technology integrations will significantly diminish the risks of collisions.  

Another difference is the care put into the construction and materials. Premium cars are strongly built with high-performance components that usually last far longer than standard cars. Therefore, you might not expect to spend as much time in the garage as you might with a standard car. 

TIP: If you’re driving any car from Splend, you no longer need to worry about maintenance costs, as they’re covered within the subscription plans.

It even covers fitting replacement spare parts, including tyres and brakes. 

5. It’s your workplace, make it shine 

Since it’s your workplace on wheels, it’s worth investing in a car that makes you feel more than just safe and comfortable. There’s a unique feel about driving a premium car that standard models cannot compete with. 

Besides offering superior technology, advanced safety features and steadily built components, premium cars are all about experience. The fit and finish are executed at a higher level, and special attention is paid to the interior — supple materials, refined touchpoints and meticulously curated details. 

Ready to upgrade to a premium car?

Get the Polestar 2 Long Range from £299 per week on our Flexi own plan

About Splend

We enable people to make money by driving. Our vision is a future where every on-demand driver can be successful.

We are car subscription specialists. Don’t take our word for it—drivers rate us excellent on Trustpilot. We can set you up with a brand-new or new-model car on our Flexi own plan, plus we provide the training and support you need to become an Uber driver that’s more profitable, safer, and fulfilled.

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