Why is your local Private Hire taxi company as good as a generic Minicab or in fact better?
In the past some Minicabs have been reported for having undesirable drivers with stories of unroadworthy vehicles, verbal abuse, not knowing routes and even assaults. Search “Google” for; Minicab driver arrested, to get further information into this matter. These however are global news stories, although the UK has had its fair share of incidents as well, when it comes to taxi drivers and companies, and not just Minicab drivers.
When using a Private Hire firm your getting a great service from local Taxi drivers who know the areas, roads, and routes to all the local airports very well. Having undergone “The Knowledge” in order to get their Private hire license. These drivers solely rely on building up their business to have a great reputation, client trust and delivering a great service in order to get repeat bookings overtime, and of course word of mouth referral has its place in this kind of business too, and in most cases is a stronger selling point of any service/business than an advert or business card could provide.
The message in this is, pre-booked private hire taxis are better than certain well known app based ones, as you normally know who you are getting, someone who knows the route, reliable, on time, and won’t rip you off.