I need a replacement hire taxi when mine is repaired after accident

If you run a Taxi business and your vehicle is damaged in an accident, you are going to need a replacement quickly.

We appreciate that as a Taxi operator you can’t just get any old vehicle – you need a specific type of vehicle and it has to be plated an equipped – ready to go.

If you a non-fault accident – we can typically deliver a suitable Taxi to you within 3 hours of starting your Taxi accident claim.

Taxi repairs without a claim on your insurance

Instead of using your insurance company, paying your excess and then having to wait for a refund – our independent non-fault claims service solves all your accident related issues in one go.

Our service also allows you to keep unnecessary non-fault claims off your insurance record and so avoid potential increases in your next insurance premium.

We will arrange your replacement Taxi and the get your own vehicle booked in for repair at one of our UK network of accident repair centres.

Some of our customers prefer to use their own choice of repairer, that is no problem either. Just let us know who you wish to use and we will make the arrangements for you.

An alternative to a claim on your own insurance

We have been helping Taxi drivers for more than ten years now.

We provide accident assistance and then recover the costs directly from the insurer of the at-fault driver on their behalf.

How we can help: -

  • Your Taxi will be recovered to approved accident repair centre or repairer of your choice

  • We will arrange for a comparable replacement Taxi to be delivered to you, typically within 3 hours (if your vehicle is un-drivable) of your case being accepted

  • We can arrange for one of our approved accident repair centres to repair your Taxi or if you prefer, a repairing garage of your own choice

  • If you would like assistance with the recovery of costs for damaged possessions, lost earnings or help with a compensation claim, we can put you in touch with the solicitors we work with who will be happy to help

  • Our UK based claims team are always on hand to deal with your queries, 24/7

To get a replacement Taxi and your own vehicle repaired, call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.

Any policyholder can use this service, and it is your legal right to choose who repairs your vehicle. All assistance offered and information given on this page is provided by Car Call and its partners , no association or affiliation to any particular insurer is intended in any way, and your statutory rights are unaffected.

No need to claim on your insurance

Anyone who has been involved in a road accident has the right to choose who repairs their vehicle. If you were responsible for the accident you were involved in, the company that insures your vehicle would normally deal with your accident claim.

However if you were not at-fault for the accident, you can choose to either claim on your own insurance policy or make a claim independently of your insurer. To find out more call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.

We and our partners help thousands of people make independent accident claims. Our service enables motorists to get the help and assistance they need to resolve their accident related issues, with the costs being recovered directly from the at-fault driver on your behalf.

No excess to pay

Unfortunately even if an accident was not your fault, your insurer will almost certainly require you to pay your excess before any repair is started on your car.

This money should of course be recovered by an insurer at a later date, but with our service - you do not have to pay it at all.

By using our independent claims service, you are not making a claim on your insurance policy and so you will have no excess to pay.

Receive a comparable replacement hire vehicle

Not all insurance policies will include a replacement hire-car for you to use if yours is damaged and unroadworthy. In fact it is typically an 'optional extra' on your policy.

Other policies may offer a 'courtesy car' but this is often just a 'basic' saloon or hatchback which may not be suitable for your needs.

Car Call and its partners will provide a comparable replacement vehicle as part of our service. This means we will endeavour to supply a hire-vehicle that similar to your own in terms of its type, make and engine size.

So whether you drive a small hatchback or a prestige sports car, we will look to provide a similar hire-vehicle that suits your needs.

Manufacturer approved vehicle repairs

If you have been involved in a car accident, the last thing you want to have to worry about is the quality of the repairs to your car. We have a UK wide network of partner approved Accident Repair Centres available to all of our customers.

Many of our accident repair centres are have manufacturer approvals for specific brands, so if you require a manufacturer approved repair centre, simply tell your personal claim handler and they will ensure your vehicle goes to an approved repairer.

Want you vehicle repaired by a specific garage? No problem, we can alternatively use a repairer that you specify.

Legal Assistance

Our partner solicitors provide legal assistance as part of our service. They specialise in motor claims related issues, so you can be assured of the best possible advice and assistance.

They issues they can assist you with include:

  • Recovery of the cost of the replacement hire-vehicle
  • Recovery of the cost of uplifting your damaged vehicle
  • Recovery of all repair costs
  • Recovery of the cost of damaged of personal items
  • Seeking financial compensation for an injury