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– Collaboration between RideKleen and Uber brings convenience to vehicle sanitization and routine maintenance.
-90% of drivers surveyed said they feel better driving and delivering with Uber after using RideKleen services.
– RideKleen services performed at accessible remote depot locations within the metro area.
ATLANTA, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Mobile vehicle care provider RideKleen, and Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER), one of the leading ridesharing and delivery platforms, today announced the expansion of the two companies' vehicle sanitization and maintenance collaboration designed to help keep drivers, riders and vehicles moving safely. Building on the success of a five-month pilot program with Uber in Atlanta and Phoenix, RideKleen and Uber will activate 12 new markets over the next several months. Uber drivers can sign up for the program and schedule RideKleen service at https://www.ridekleen.com/services/uber/.
"The progression of this collaboration is a testament to Uber's commitment to the safety of its drivers," said Pratik Patel, president of RideKleen. "Working together with Uber, we're making it easy for drivers to prioritize vehicle safety. We're eager for the continued growth of this program."
As part of the program, Uber drivers are provided access to pre-purchase PureProtect vehicle sanitization, as well as traditional RideKleen wash and vac services. In addition, Uber drivers will have the ability to schedule basic vehicle maintenance on items, such as oil changes, tire repair, rotation and repair, wiper blade replacement, battery replacement and air filter replacements. These services are being performed at various remote depots within the metro area, including local dealerships, auto repair service centers, Uber GreenLight Hubs, airport surrounding areas and other convenient and accessible locations.
RideKleen & Uber Market Expansion Calendar*:
* Timing subject to change.
"Safety is a top priority for us," said Shauna Theel, a senior manager of driver operations at Uber. "By extending this partnership with RideKleen to new markets, we hope to help drivers and their riders feel safe and confident."
Safeguarding consumers engaging in ride-hailing, powered by the continuous swapping of passengers, requires regular disinfection or use of a solution offering lasting protection. PureProtect by RideKleen is an eco-conscious cleaner from Caring Brands that sanitizes, disinfects and protects the entire vehicle, including the interior cabin, A/C ventilation system, trunk and cargo areas. This EPA-registered and approved antimicrobial cleaner that is food safe and made in the United States is approved for use on hard and soft surfaces and kills up to 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, emerging viruses and harmful odor for up to 30 days post-treatment. According to a survey of drivers who received sanitization services, 90% of drivers said they feel better driving and delivering with Uber after using RideKleen services.
RideKleen, a Cox Automotive brand within the company's Mobility Group, is the national leader in eco-conscious mobile car care and fleet maintenance services. Serving key metro markets across the U.S., RideKleen delivers operational excellence to reduce time out of service and increase the utilization of fleets and shared fleets. Learn more about RideKleen at www.ridekleen.com
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using vehicles easier for everyone. The global company's more than 27,000 team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with annual revenues of nearly $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.com
Uber's mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we're building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.
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