It is easy to overlook tyres when it comes to maintaining a car but as taxi drivers know, they are one of the most important parts of a vehicle, especially in the winter.
As we endure longer nights and bad weather, no one wants to be stuck at the side of the road in the cold and wet.
The cost of getting a taxi back on the road after a crash is continuing to rise – and drivers are worried that they could be left footing the bill. Having been hit by the pandemic, rising fuel costs, and then the cost-of-living crisis, the soaring cost of parts is once again squeezing their finances.
Having taxi insurance that will take care of repairs and quickly get a cab back on the road gives many taxi drivers huge peace of mind.
But if you are involved in a collision, there are steps you have to take to make sure your insurance claim goes smoothly and you won’t be left with any expensive surprises.
As we continue the drive towards cutting pollution, a vehicle’s green credentials are top of the list for taxi drivers when it’s time to change their cabs.
While their new vehicle has to be suited to private-hire taxi work, its emissions are now just as important to drivers as the amount of room for passengers and luggage.
Taxi drivers have had their say on plans to ban petrol and diesel cabs in Reading from 2028.
Consultation on Reading Borough Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Strategy 2023-28 ended recently, with one of the main goals being to “phase out the use of petrol and diesel-only cars and vehicles in an effort to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions”.
The founder of an Isle of Wight taxi firm is so hooked on electric vehicles that he will never buy a petrol or diesel car again.
Kevin Barton, CEO of We Go Local Solutions LTD and Go Taxi, used his tech background to help create sustainable businesses on the popular holiday island which enjoys a bustling hospitality and entertainment sector.