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Do you tip Uber drivers? It could be affecting your rider score




An UBER application is shown as cars drive by in Washington, DC on March 25, 2015.
An UBER application is shown as cars drive by in Washington, DC on March 25, 2015.
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

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Rideshare apps like Uber have changed the way we get around.

Even though every Uber ride is designed to be automatically charged to the credit card that you have registered with the app, many drivers feel that that is discouraging riders from tipping for the service.

Now it turns out that while tipping may not be required to use Uber, drivers may be more inclined to give those that don't share some extra cash a low passenger rating.

As Meghan McCarty explains in her recent piece, a low passenger rating may mean that other drivers are less inclined to pick you up. Do you think that Uber driver should expect tips? Is tipping defeating the purpose of "credit-only" model of business like ride-sharing?

Guest:

Megan McCarty, KPCC reporter covering commuting and mobility issues