GrabCar Bacolod has been plying the streets of the City of Smiles since December 2020 and they are a big help to us, non-driving moms. The GrabCar service was gone for a while during the successive lockdowns for Covid-19. But now, they are back with safety protocols in place to protect the drivers and the riding public. And here are the reasons why they are a big help to non-driving moms like me.
The New Normal Lifestyle
We are living in the new normal because of the Covid-19 pandemic so I have really limited my movements outside the house. I don’t mind staying at home if that keeps us safe.
So as much as I can, I do my grocery shopping once a month or at most twice a month when necessities run out.
Or when there are errands that we really need to fulfill. But because I am very concerned with contamination, I do not take public transportation. You might call me ma-arte but as a mom and a responsible daughter-in-law, I call that being careful.
Since I am a non-driving mom, I only go out when hubby is available to drive me. Despite being a dutiful husband who does not complain when I ask him to drive, I am still at the mercy of his work schedule.
And this is where GrabCar Bacolod has gracefully entered my life.
Benefits of GrabCar Bacolod for a Non-Driving Mom
As a non-driving mom, I find that Grab Car Bacolod is a big help in this pandemic. I basically have an on-call car with a driver without having to pay salaries, benefits, or buying a different car.
So here are the reasons why GrabCar Bacolod has solved a lot of my commuter problems.
Ready ride all day
From 5am to 12mn, I can book a GrabCar in order to go to my desired destination, even if it is raining. While there is some waiting time during peak hours, it is still more convenient than waiting for hubby to finish work in the evening.
Safety protocols in place
Grab Car has required their drivers to install barriers to separate them from their passengers. This is for their mutual protection. The dividers are usually made of clear plastic or acrylic so you can still see the driver and communicate with them if necessary.
Most of the drivers also have an aerosol sanitizing spray in order to clean the air inside the car. Meanwhile, they all have disinfectant alcohol, too.
Drivers wear masks and passengers are also required to do so
Part of the safety precautions of GrabCar drivers is to wear face masks while on duty. Meanwhile, passengers also need to do so.
No face mask means no ride.
I think that is just fair for the driver, his family, and the people he or she will come into contact with in the rides to follow.
FYI, GrabCar Bacolod is now cashless for contactless payments. Yes, no more exchanging of money for payment of fares and giving out of change inside the car. That means passengers do not have physical interaction with the driver.
Less car maintenance
If we don’t keep bringing out our family car out, that means less vehicle maintenance.
Promo codes and rewards
From time to time, Grab Car Bacolod releases promo codes so that we can get discounts on our fare. Plus, we get points as rewards for every booking that we can use for other Grab products, like Grab food.
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Thank you, GrabCar Bacolod! You have made this busy, work at home, non-driving mom’s life so much easier and efficient!