Taxi Breakdown Cover
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The taxi breakdown cover is available to help both the private hire and public taxi operators so help is just a phone call or text away when a problem on the road or at home is encountered. This type of cover can include help with a breakdown on the road or at home, the towing of the vehicle to a garage and also help with taking your passengers to their destination.
Taxi breakdown cover is there to protect the professional courier for hire who transports people. This includes if there is a mechanical problem with the vehicle while transporting passengers to their destination so they can get to their destination and the driver gets paid. This cover also takes care of the disabled vehicle with repairs or towing it to where it can be repaired so the driver can go back to work. The vehicle can be disabled from a mechanical problem or a road accident.
The types of vehicles that can benefit from this specific type of cover include any private hire vehicle used to transport people that are under 3.5 tonnes, black cabs and minicabs.
Taxi breakdown cover is a vehicle specific type of policy where anyone who is operating the taxi can call for assistance and receive it.
This is specific vehicle insurance that comes to the aid of the self employed taxi operator with assistance when a problem occurs with their vehicle. It is the same type of protection will be issued to the owner of a fleet of taxi vehicles. This type of cover is available for UK residents and is valid only in the UK except for European cover which is only valid in Europe.
The standard taxi breakdown cover is only valid in the UK and includes roadside assistance and towing of the vehicle to the nearest repair garage that is within 10 miles of the breakdown. The cause of the disabled vehicle can be from a mechanical problem or a road accident.
National taxi breakdown cover includes the same as the standard cover, but the vehicle can be towed to the destination of choice of the driver. The cause of the disabled vehicle can be from a mechanical problem or a road accident.
Relay or onward taxi breakdown cover includes the benefits of national cover and will also transport the passengers to their destination if possible. If that is not possible overnight accommodation will be provided for them. The cause of the disabled vehicle can be from a mechanical problem or a road accident.
European breakdown cover includes all the above but is only valid for UK residents who are travelling in Europe in a UK registered vehicle.
The taxi breakdown cover is made to help the professional driver get their vehicle roadworthy if the unforeseen accident or breakdown occurs. This insurance makes it possible for the vehicle to return to service as soon as possible so the revenue stream it generates can be reestablished for the taxi owner.