I loves driving, and long weekends would often see us take to the road. But after years of self-driving, off-late I have begun hiring cab for our outstation trip. And it is definitely better than self-drive. Here is why.
Bypass Car Servicing Hassles
Before every trip, my husband would make a visit to the service center to get the car thoroughly serviced. He would explain to them in detail the route we planned to take, so that they could suggest some extra care, if any.
Once the car was back from servicing, he would personally check the fluids, air pressure and state of the tyres all over again. The entire service-center exercise would take about 4 to 5 hours of his time. Now that we have started hiring a cab, he saves on all this time, and amid our hectic schedule, this means a lot.
Avoid Wear and Tear of Your Vehicle
However pleasurable the road trip may be, your car definitely goes through wear and tear, thus depreciating faster and fetching you a lesser resale value. We realized that this was clearly avoidable—all we had to do was hire a cab.
Moreover, we no longer had to bother about the roads, the pot holes or on-road emergencies like a flat tyre or an engine breakdown. Moreover we discovered that we could now enjoy the music as well as the beautiful sights all around.
Save and Optimize Travelling Time
Hiring a cab gives you the flexibility of beginning your road trip at any time of the day or night. You are not worried if you have had a late night or are not completely rested, because you have someone who is well-rested to drive you.
Now for our weekend trips, we are able to hit the road after office on Fridays, instead of a Saturday morning, thus saving on our days. And since none of us have to take care of the driving, we are able to catch up on some rest by the time we reach our destination.
Choose a Car Just Right for You
We love taking our SUV out on road trips. Having said that, ever since we have begun hiring cabs, we have had the flexibility to choose different cars—right from hatchbacks, to sedans and SUVs.
Since my husband is particularly fond of driving, he always requests the driver to hand over the wheels to him for some time.
This way, he still gets the pleasure of driving without the overall hassle associated with taking a personal vehicle.
Get a Driver Who Doubles Up as a Guide
Every time we hired a cab, we have been given excellent drivers. They are polite, pleasant, non-intrusive and the best bit is that they know the route thoroughly.
This is a major advantage because they, at times, take you to exclusive sightseeing spots. They are also aware of the local traditions, customs and legends, which they patiently explain to you.
On our recent road trip to Channapatna, our driver even managed to get us very good discounts on wooden toys that this place is famous for.
So, next time you are planning a road trip, do consider hiring a cab. I would recommend it any day!
Traveling is the part of life and now it’s become more common while our daily life. While traveling two things are prior for us Safety & Guide, to have both hiring cab is the best option now by which you cab explore your journey too.
You can book cabs from local cabs service providers or from pan India outstation cab partner – Uway Car Rental
Self-Dive for outstation is risky as we don’t know the local routes & we’re not professional like local cab drivers with local info.