What Zimride Drivers Want

Ever wish you had the ability to read minds? You don’t need a crystal ball to know communication is key for having a fantastic road trip. But what else are Zimride drivers looking for in prospective passengers? We used our ridesharing superpowers to tap into the innermost desires of our Zimride drivers…here’s what they had to say about finding that perfect match.

Share the specifics
Zimride driver posts always show time availability and specific destinations, so it’s the passenger’s responsibility to make sure that their plans match. For example, Mohammed recommends passengers “be direct and honest about where you need to be picked up and dropped off. Stay within the schedule that the driver posts and be honest about how much luggage you have.”

Stick to the schedule
We all know how annoying it can be when that friend is always late. Well, the same goes with the Zimride community. Once the times are confirmed, do your best to be on time. Of course, sometimes a delay is unavoidable, which is why it’s important to keep your driver’s contact information handy. Jian asks you to “call me if there are any delays or if plans change as soon as possible.”

Security in the system
The Zimride community relies on trust. Through Facebook-enabled profiles, recommendations and reviews, both drivers and passengers can learn as much as possible about one another beforehand. Kate always looks to see if passengers have “credible positive feedback and have an active Facebook account.” Not having a developed profile and profile photo can easily dissuade drivers from accepting your booking request. If you’re new to Zimride, you can easily ask your friends to vouch for you  using the recommendations feature.

Another important security feature is the online booking system. Drivers can ensure they receive payment for the ride when the trip is booked ahead of time using Zimride’s simple booking process. Even better, there’s no need to handle an awkward cash transaction once in the car – just sit back, and enjoy the ride. Stay tuned for more tips from the road!

Next time, passengers will share what makes for an awesome Zimride driver.

Happy Travels,
Your Zimride Crew

Zimride Tip #2: Show Off Your Ride!

Zimride is a marketplace for open seats, so it’s important to stand out to attract passengers. Today’s tip is how to add style into your ride post.  Like Zimride Tip #1, it’s important to put your best face forward by showing off your personal flare to the Zimride Community.


1. Share Where You’re Going: Google maps does a great job showing routes, but it doesn’t showcase your road trip itinerary. Mention if you plan to stop by an In & Out (to attract newbies to cheeseburger deliciousness) or have a favorite place you always visit for a caffeine break.

2. Explain How Much Space You Have In Your Car: Tell your potential passengers if you have enough space for luggage as some Zimriders like to carry a suitcase or two when they go on a road trip. For Zimriders heading to Tahoe, be sure to say if you have space for gear like skis and snowboards.

3. Let Zimriders Know If You’re Animal Friendly: Some Zimriders like to travel with their furry friends. Definitely share on your ride post if you’re willing to be a trendsetter and allow passengers to bring a cat or dog along for the ride.

4. Show Off Your Ride!: You don’t need to be on Pimp My Ride to show off your car. Check out how Zimrider Rideshare Mark shows off his ride to his potential Zimriders:

Stay tuned for more useful tips from Zimride on this blog or ask us for help directly at support@zimride.com.

Happy Travels,
Your Zimride Crew