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12 Things Uber and Lyft Drivers Must Have

Must Have

  1. Caffeine tablets in an a spot that you can grab while driving, to stay awake on long drives. Break the tables into quarters. As soon as you feel sleepy, eat 1/4 of a tablet.
  2. Breath Mints and Gum for yourself so you don’t have bad breath and so you don’t get bad reviews, and for when customers ask for them. Your vehicle cabin will fill up quickly with any smell.
  3. Tissues for sneezing, coughing.
  4. Car Care Cleaning Wipes to clean bird poop off of windows, chocolate off seats, dust off dash.
    ArmorAll Clean-Up mini
  5. Paper Towels for cleaning bird poop off windshield and vomit from car and people.
  6. Metal Water Bottle full of water to keep yourself hydrated. Also for self defense.
  7. Tweezerspencils, pens can be used for self defense to poke. Keep tweezers and golf pencil in driver’s side door handle. Keep pens in driver’s side door cup holder.
  8. Car hammer (glass break tool, seat belt cutter), can be used for self defense and can break the side window to escape if the car is going underwater. The metal posts from the headrests can also be used to smash out the car window if the car is going under water.  Strike at the corners of the door windows to break the glass.
  9. USB charging cables, both Apple lighting and Android micro USB for your customers who’s cell phone batteries are running low. 
  10. Spare USB charging cable for yourself when yours goes bad (this happened to me).
  11. Sun glasses that fit over your prescription glasses.
  12. Extra sun visor for when the sunlight is blasting your eyes from reflecting off of chrome license plate frames, chrome accents, rear windows, and side view mirrors.

HIGHLY Recommended when buying a vehicle

  • Blind spot detectors – life saving, especially for sudden lane changes.
  • Automatic breaking – life saving for those sudden freeway slowdowns and with pedestrians, children, drunks, and bikes out of nowhere crossing in front of your from your blind spots. Looking at the app and clicking it also takes your eyes off the road.
  • Backup camera – life saving, for seeing passengers, pedestrians, and children walking around your vehicle and other vehicles backing out of their parking spots, as well as vehicles driving toward you as you are pulling out of a parking spot, and helps enormously for parking in tight places.

Should Have

  1. Real time speed limit alerts app: “Live speed limit alerts – avoid speeding tickets“.
  2. QuikClot bleeding control gauze. You can never be too prepared.
  3. SWAT-T Tourniquet to stop bleeding though arms and legs. Video


  1. Pepper spray, be careful if you have kids though. They may find it and spray it on you, or their siblings, or their friends. If you deploy this, it may get in your own eyes too. Pepper spray will cause vision problems for at least 45 minutes.
    Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Allowed to Carry Non-Lethal Weapons in their Car?
  2. Bottled waters, especially in the summer or in areas where water is hard to find.

For Door Dash, Instacart, Postmates, and food delivery drivers

  • Napkins and Plastic Utensils, if you deliver food.  Restaurants forget to put these in the bag sometimes.


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