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Should I Use My Own Car Or Carpool Over Long Distances?

It’s a simple question, and the answer depends partially on your personal preferences. If you have your own car, you may think that it’s worthwhile to fill up the gas and go, but when it’s long-distance, you have to take into consideration that the miles add up, not to mention how it impacts the environment.


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For long distances, you could save yourself the gas money and the boredom of a long and tiring ride by carpooling through apps like RideApp. Simply go and get yourself and your car registered and post rides of over 20 miles and you can recover some of the gas money and ease off on maintenance charges for your vehicle in the long run. You’ll enjoy the company you get as well.


For those times when you have to do intercity travel, either for meeting family or for your business or job, and you really don’t want to be in the driver’s seat, carpooling can provide you with the much-needed relief you need. You won’t have to stress about driving or maintenance or any of those things. If you’re worried about trusting the driver picking you up, RideApp bridges the trust gap with the rider information that you can check instantly through the App.


Don’t Throw Caution To The Wind


You may be asking, what about COVID-19 compliance? Regardless of whether you’re a driver or a rider, you need to have the essentials for safeguarding yourself and others – face masks, hand sanitizers, and surface disinfectants, for instance. To play their part, drivers and passengers must put on their face masks for the duration of the ride to prevent any transmission of COVID-19 and leave the front seat of the vehicle empty.


If you’re a driver and you feel that you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must stay home for the recommended time until the symptoms have subsided, so that you don’t put yourself and others at risk. And regardless of whether you’re a driver or passenger, you must follow the guidelines as indicated by your local healthcare authorities and of course the CDC. With that being said, it’s important to stay safe when you carpool over long distances.


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