July Fourth #UberProTips

Happy Independence Day, y’all! Check out these Uber pro tips to ensure a five-star experience this weekend.


Traffic near the park will be bumper-to-bumper, so to speed up pickup times we suggest requesting a ride from neighboring areas like Eastlake, North Lake Union or South Lake Union. We’ll be sure there are plenty of Ubers available to take you safely to your next stop. Steer clear of Wallingford, where roads will be closed for the festivities.


  • Estimate your fare: No surprises here! You can always estimate your fare before requesting a ride.
  • Surge drop: Requesting a ride during our super busy time? Well, what goes up must come down. Get notified when surge pricing ends.
  • Make sure you’re in the right Uber: Once a driver is headed toward you, take a peek in the app to double check that you have the right ride. Driver name, car make, model and license plate number…oh my!


  • Split your fare: Sometimes math is hard. Uber isn’t! Grabbing a ride with friends? We’ll help you settle up, fair and square.
  • Share your ETA: Heading out to meet the fam? Wanna let ‘em know you’re on your way? Here’s how.
  • Be an upstanding citizen: We know toasting to America can mean a boozy beverage or two. Party before and after the ride but please, not in the car.


Ratings should be based on your driver’s performance and quality of service, not the fare. Had an awesome experience? Give your driver a virtual high five by opening your app and tapping that fifth star! REMINDER: Drivers don’t control surge pricing. If you have concerns about the price, we’re happy to review your fare. Please reply to your ride receipt or contact us at support@uber.com with any questions.

-Team Uber Seattle

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