We sell hundreds of pre-owned and ex-demo vehicles each year. Every single one is given a rigorous pre-delivery inspection. So what's involved?
Buying with confidence
Some of the used vehicles we market are trade-ins from drivers upgrading; some are ex-demo vehicles; and some are those that we source from our database of 30,000+ quality used vehicles suitable for taxi work.
Each vehicle is given a thorough inspection. Here's what we cover:
Engine oil level
Power steering fluid level
Clutch and brake fluid level
Hydrolic fuel level
Battery and battery terminal connections
Lighting and turn signals
Infotainment and navigation systems (check, set or reset functions)
Hands-free system (check language)
Windows (check operation)
Sun-roof (check operation)
Trailer hitch (check)
Radio antena (install)
Underbody and exterior
Engine, transmission and clutch system (check for leaks)
Brake lines and hoses (visually check)
Wheel locks (install)
Wheel fastener (check, correct)
Tyre pressures, inc. spare (check)
Tool kit, tyre repair kit, warning triangle, first aid kit, reflective vests (check)
Wheel trim cover (install)
Horn: check operation
Optional equipment and accessories: check presence and functionality
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning: check function
Instruments and displays: check
Automatic cancelling of turn signal: check function
Wipe/washer check function
Engine and transmission: check performance, idle speed and gear selection
Brake system (inc. parking brake) check function
Park assist: check function
Service interval display: reset
Service and warranty booklet: fill in
LPG and CNC sticker: apply to certificate
Open field activities: check and perform
We'll help you find the perfect vehicle at the right price. Please call our team of advisers on 01525 717 695 with any questions.
NB: You get a copy of The Taxi Shop's Pre-delivery Inspection report
We are the largest supplier of vehicles for the cab trade in England and Wales. We aim to provide the best combination of Price, Service and Delivery. With 70+ years combined experience in the cab trade, we will help you find the perfect vehicle.
Bus and Taxis Direct Ltd T/A The Taxi Shop is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (674319). We act as a credit broker not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders who may be able to offer you finance facilities for your purchase. We will only introduce you to these lenders. We may receive a commission payment from the finance provider if you decide to enter into an agreement with them. You may be able to obtain finance for your purchase from other lenders and you are encouraged to seek alternative quotations. If you would like to know how we handle complaints, please ask for a copy of our complaints handling process. Visit Financial Ombudsman for information about how to refer a complaint.
Company registration number (05306798). Registered in England. Registered address: 28-31 The Stables Wrest Park, Silsoe, MK45 4HR.