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If you're fed up with the expense of commuting to work but aren't exactly keen on taking public transportation, joining an existing carpool in your neighborhood is a logical strategy. By taking turns driving and riding with others, you'll not only save money and wear on your vehicle, but also have the chance to pass the time conversing with new people. As a carpooling novice, it's important that you make sure your behavior doesn't alienate those around you. Carpool etiquette extends beyond being punctual and not making a mess in anyone's vehicle. Here are some other strategies to keep in mind to make sure that you're quickly seen as a valuable member of the group.
Ask About Conversation
While many people enjoy talking to pass the time, others prefer to listen to the radio or drive in silence. The last thing anyone wants is for a member of the group to talk incessantly when silence is preferred by everyone else. There's no shame in asking how people wish to approach the ride — knowing whether the others wish to talk or primarily ride in silence can help you make sure to fit in.
Skip The Errands
When it's your turn to drive, it's important to keep in mind that your passengers are counting on you getting them to and from work in a timely manner. As much as it might be tempting to stop to pick up a couple groceries or drop off a package at the post office, doing so is poor carpooling etiquette. Make sure you make plans to handle any errands at other times — for example, after you've dropped off your last passenger.
No Scent Makes Sense
Some workplaces have no-scent policies, but it's important to keep the same rule in mind when you're carpooling. No one wants to be stuck in a vehicle with you after you've doused yourself in perfume, cologne or body spray. If you wish to wear these products, consider applying them once you get out of the car.
Fill Up With Gas In Advance
Each carpool has a different strategy regarding paying for gas, but a common solution that many carpools adopt is to simply have each driver pay for his or her own gas; this often involves less hassle than having each person chip in to pay for a full tank. To this end, make sure that your vehicle's tank is always full when it's your turn to drive. Doing so will avoid the awkwardness of people wondering if they should contribute to the fill-up, as well as keep your rides as quick as possible.
If you are considering a car pool service, contact a company like Lets Ride Share.