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Posted at 6:57 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 21:57:55-04

NATIONAL (CNN) — Catching an Uber or Lyft has become ultra convenient for millions of Americans.

But you should know you're likely jumping into the backseat of a ride filled with germs, according to a recent study by netQuote.

The study found rideshares carry triple the amount of germs as rental cars with the germ disparity even greater between rideshares and taxis.

Also, fewer germs were found on toothbrush holders and toilet seats, according to the study.

This study focused on the cleanliness of vehicles being used as rideshares and swabbed the surfaces of rideshares, taxis, and rental cars for comparison.

In those rideshares, most germs were found on window buttons and seat belts.