Frequently Asked Questions

If you can't find the answer to your question below don't hesitate to contact us: 01525 717 695.

Finance and prices

What is a 'soft' credit search?

It's a simple way to assess whether you may be eligible for motor finance. Our credit checker service is FREE, it won't affect your credit rating, and it doesn't commit you to anything.

Are repayments monthly or weekly?

Repayments are always monthly and are typically over 60 months although shorter terms are possible (all subject to status). We sometimes quote 'weekly equivalent' prices as a guide. 

What are your Finance Terms?

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. You can also find information about referring a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) at financial-ombudsman.org.uk.

Is VAT included?

Yes, all our prices are inclusive of VAT.

Why do your used minibuses have VAT added?

The used minibuses we sell are categorised as commercial vehicles. Customers will pay VAT on any new vehicle, whether it is an MPV or commercial. For used vehicles, if the vehicle is purchased by a Dealer with VAT before it is sold to a customer, it then has to be sold to the customer with VAT. If it is purchased by the Dealer under what is known as the Margin Scheme, VAT does not apply.

Warranties

What warranty will a new vehicle have?

Manufacturers' warranty periods for new vehicles range from 3 years to 7 years. The mileage alternative in a warranty is typically between 60,000-100,000 miles. Warranties are from the manufacturer not The Taxi Shop though we will endeavour to support any reasonable claims.

Do used vehicles have a warranty?

Used vehicles may carry a remaining manufacturer’s warranty; or The Taxi Shop Warranty (both of which shall be specified at point of sale).

Delivery

Is delivery free of charge?

Yes, we will deliver free of charge to any mainland UK address.

Can you deliver to Northern Ireland?

I'm afraid not. We can deliver to any mainland UK port where you can pick up the vehicle. Or, if you fly into Luton, we will pick you up from the airport, collect your vehicle, and you can drive away. We'll also provide a full tank of fuel. Please call and ask for Terry if we can help you further: 01525 717 695.

Our company

Where's your registered office?

Our registered office is at 28-31 The Stables, Wrest Park, Silsoe MK45 4HR.

What's your VAT number?

Our VAT number is GB 138 382 205

What's your Company number?

We are a company registered in England & Wales and our number is 05306798.


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. 


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