Uber is the world’s best taxi app. Tap, tap, tap, and a cab is on its way to you.

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Best of all, that cab is clean, smells good, and you can see its progress toward getting to you.

I’m pretty new to Uber. I’ve used it only a handful of times. All of them have been perfect experiences, except for the one when I got scammed for 90 cents (and Uber refunded my entire $20 fare.)

Every time I use Uber, I talk to the driver to try to learn more about the service from his perspective. Last night, the driver let me know that you can change the pre-set tip percentage on uber.com.

It’s fairly easy.

How do you change the pre-set tip percentage on uber.com?

After signing in to the web site, click Payment along the top of the page.

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At the bottom, the taxi gratuity option is pre-set to 20% on the dropdown menu.Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 10.10.20 PM

You can change it to options from 0% to 30%.

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I set mine to 0%, so that I can vary my tip based on service, and so that I can ensure my cash tip goes entirely to the driver and not the company. (I always carry cash. Consider a different pre-set tip if you don’t.)

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The pre-set tip amount applies only to Uber taxi calls. It doesn’t apply to the Black Car, SUV, or UBERx service.

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Are there any other tips you have about using Uber?

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