Our day to day lives don’t change just because we have gone through the holidays and spent more than we should on gifts for friends and loved ones. We still have to get from A to B and sometimes it is just not feasible to drive ourselves where we need to be, or reliably get a lift or use public transport.
At least Careem is looking out for us! With trips now charged at 30% less than before, it is even more affordable to use the Careem car app service. Savings are always a blessing in the New Year.
With more than one hundred cars now in the Careem fleet, you are guaranteed an even speedier response and broader range of service than ever before. Each car and captain has to undergo a strict quality standards test, where more than ten factors determine whether or not the highest standards required by Careem are met.
At the very least the cars can be no older than a 2015 model, the interior condition must be in good working order and smell fresh and the exterior must have an excellent finish. You can also relax while travelling as each car has GPS navigation, so the driver will pick you up exactly where you are, and drop you off exactly where you need to be, efficiently and with no fuss.
All car captains undergo a strict pre-recruitment quality check and during service regularly undergo stringent mystery shopper and other user feedback processes. You can trust the choice of captain made by Careem as they keep all the required driver details on display at all times and up-to-date in their service records too.
Each captain also must perform well through training in order to graduate into service for Careem. This means they have a better understanding of the user experience with the app itself, how the app works technically as well as what the various customer expectations are of the service and of the captains themselves. Something to be proud of is the existence of a mentorship program in Careem, where an experienced captain with excellent feedback scores and service history, advises those newer captains starting out on their journey with the business.
But it is not just in how Careem treats their fleet captains which is revolutionary. They have lofty goals for the user experience too. Ordering a Careem in Kuwait, should be the same as ordering a Careem in Dubai, a cab in London or a taxi in New York. A seamless journey from one place to another where your day experiences no interruption or upset.
A neat little hack which makes the app even easier to use is a pin-prick marker, to mark out to Careem exactly where you are and where you’re going to. Those of us with stubbier fingers than others will enjoy this feature immensely. Pure precision!
There is no doubt that increased usage of Careem will mean a reduction in congestion on the roads. Why keep that second or third car in the house garage for occasional use, when you can have the convenience of a car whenever you want it. There is no risk of getting your car towed or you plates taken off for parking violations with Careem. As cars come into busy areas such as downtown and leave again, there won’t be the excessive demand for parking we see now, as the captains will move on to collect their next passenger.
There is also scope here for neighbors and workers to car-share, so they don’t have to endure all the stops they’d usually find with buses or company transport. It can be tough just splitting the cost of taxi journeys with multiple pick-ups, who pays what from which pick-up, but with the fare estimate given to you prior to booking the journey you can budget and share the cost equally.
Also with with fewer cars on the road, using drivers who are committed to the drive and not worrying about anything else, the roads are safer environmentally as well as being physically safer.
Another key safety feature is that you no longer need to worry about trips with unknown drivers for your little ones. With Careem, forget being the driver of the house, and let the captains take care of those after-school activities for your kids while safely tracking them using the Careem app.
Finally, if you do have any more January events to go to, Careem is the perfect option. No more having to find parking far away from the venue and then trekking in the cold to get there in your best outfit. No more driving in your party pumps damaging the stilettos. No more uncertain prices of unregulated taxis caught randomly on the street.
Of course, if you are utterly exhausted after your night out, in a Careem car, you get to rest on the way home, confident the captain knows his way and the price has already been fairly estimated. Sage advice for the Scottish reelers for Burns Night on the 25th January of course! As the bard himself would say, here’s to the “great chieftain oh the pudden race”, Happy Burns Night!
Download the app today available on the iOS App Store for iPhone or Google Play Store for Android. For more information visit www.careem.com