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Holiday Travel Made Easy

If you live in the bay area, you’re probably aware that there are many alternative methods of transportation other than driving. BART and SF Muni have many convenient locations to catch a ride around the city. Car services like Uber provide great means of transportation that may be at an even better rate than standard taxi services. It’s also a great way to get to SFO if you’re catching a flight out of town. Keep in mind that as we get closer to Christmas and the New Year’s holiday, fare surges will make these rides more expensive than usual. Either way, a couple hundred bucks for a ride is far less expensive than the alternative if you plan on having a few cocktails.

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Uber has many different types of vehicles available to fit your needs. Here is what they have available, all with the convenience of ordering from your phone:

  • uberX – Everyday cars for everyday use. Better, faster, and cheaper than a taxi.
  • uberTAXI – No whistling, no waving, no cash needed.
  • UberBLACK – Your own private driver, on demand. Expect pickup in a high-end sedan within minutes.
  • UberSUV – For those times when you need a bit more space. Seats up to six people in style.
  • UberLUX – The finest cars with prices to match.

Create an Uber account and download the app here: https://get.uber.com/go/.

While Uber has quickly become one of the most popular car services available, did you know that there are many other options available? Here are some other car service apps that you may or may not know:

  • Lyft – An affordable way to catch a ride any hour of the day. Share rides along shared routes and connect with a ride already going the same way. Download the app here: https://www.lyft.com/app
  • Sidecar – Pay the least for your rides with Sidecar. With Shared Ride, you’ll arrive for even less, and you can even choose how much to pay before getting in the car. Download the app here: http://www.side.cr/
  • OnCabs – If you’re in need of a taxi, executive car, or airport shuttle, OnCabs has you covered! Book your ride online and save up to 20%! Download the app here: https://oncabs.com/pages/mobileapp
  • Curb – Formerly known as Taxi Magic, Curb connects you to safe, reliable rides from professional drivers. Various vehicle and payment choices are available to fit your needs. Download the app here: http://gocurb.com/
  • Flywheel – Are you looking for fares that are always fair? Flywheel says no to surge pricing and has vehicles available for same low rate, every hour of every day. Download the app here: http://flywheel.com/
  • GroundLink – Make transportation simple and schedule a car service ride for now or later. See the full price breakdown before you go. Corporate accounts are available as well to make traveling for business even easier. Download the app here: https://www.groundlink.com/car-service-app

Traveling around the San Francisco Bay Area has never been easier and with all these great apps available at your fingertips. With many different apps to choose from, you’re bound to find one that works for you. Peninsula Auto Body has found Uber to be a convenient mode of transportation. It’s great to have the option if you don’t feel like driving. Whether we’re going to a Giants game, across the Bay Bridge to a Golden State Warriors game, or taking our team out for a company dinner, we know we can always rely on Uber. If you plan on traveling this holiday season, we hope that you reach your destination safely and securely wherever you’re going. Happy holidays to you all from the Peninsula Auto Body team!

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