Older cars come with a host of problems, even when they are in good condition for their age. When using rideshare services, passengers want to be confident that the vehicle is safe and reliable. At Ziphawk, we only put vehicles on the road that are newer than ten years old. Here’s why these strict standards benefit everyone.
Common Safety Problems with Old Cars
Cars that are over a decade old are at higher risk for adverse safety incidents. This is an unnecessary risk for both drivers and riders. Older cars have been through a lot more wear and tear, and the parts are less sturdy than newer ones.
Some common safety issues that older cars have include:
- Worn-out brakes
- Suspension damage
- Leaking fluid
- Faulty batteries
- Cracked fuel lines
- Headlight malfunctions
- Engine problems
- Radiator damage
These are just a few of the safety risks that older cars pose to passengers. We would rather not take that chance when providing elite ridesharing services to our riders. Driver safety is also important; older cars are more likely to cause fatalities in the case of an accident.
Newer Car Safety Features
Cars that were manufactured within the last ten years have many safety features that older ones don’t. For example, improved airbag function, seat belt warnings, and computerized brakes all contribute to driver and passenger safety. You are less likely to suffer from severe injury or death in a newer car.
Most newer vehicles also have sturdier parts that function better while the car is driving. With central computer systems, drivers get timely warnings before incidents occur, which reduces the chance of adverse incidents happening on the road.
Car manufacturers factor in statistical data to figure out how to best create car parts and systems. New vehicles take the mistakes of the past and transform them into a foothold for future safety. This is why many people opt for newer vehicles when they have children.
Less Wear and Tear
Over time, parts rust, wear out, crack, and leak. Newer vehicles are less likely to have very high mileage on them, which means they have less wear and tear. With more mileage comes more risk of faulty parts and systems in the vehicle.
When you drive for a ridesharing service, you are already putting strain on your vehicle. Newer vehicles work best for jobs that require a lot of traveling, like ridesharing services.
Your car will last a lot longer if it was manufactured within the last decade. Older cars have a shorter lifespan and can expire more quickly as you drive more miles doing rideshare services.
Ziphawk: Safe, New Vehicles for Ridesharing
At Ziphawk, we inspect every driver’s vehicle before they start driving for our service. We make sure that each vehicle is newer than ten years old to prevent age-related car problems from affecting passengers.
Rider and driver safety is our top priority. If you want to take trips in newer, more comfortable vehicles, choose Ziphawk for your ridesharing needs.