Who needs Taxi Breakdown Cover?
Taxi Breakdown Cover is designed for any professional driver that carries passengers for profit. If you have ever been in a car accident, or broken down by the road side, you know how arduous it can be to arrange Taxi Roadside Assistance, and that’s without the worry of what to do with your passengers.
Plan Insurance Brokers will make sure that in the event of a road side accident, a highly trained recovery vehicle specialist will be sent to you as soon as possible, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If your vehicle cannot be fixed at the road side then the cover will cater for the cost of on-wards transportation for your passengers and for yourself.
Taxi Breakdown Cover is highly recommended for any Minicab or Private and Taxi Public Hire car drivers. Talk to one of our team here on 0800 542 2743, or request a Call Back to protect your business with Taxi Breakdown Cover.
How does Plan’s Taxi Breakdown Cover compare?
Broadly speaking Taxi Breakdown Cover UK is designed to insure you for three different outcomes when your taxi breaks down with passengers on board:
1. Taxi Roadside assistance
If, during the course of your journey, the vehicle breaks down, your insurer will arrange and pay call-out fees and labour charges needed to get the vehicle back into action.
If the vehicle can’t be repaired at the roadside, the cover will accommodate the costs for getting the vehicle to the nearest garage.
2. Vehicle recovery
If your vehicle breaks down and can’t be repaired at the garage on the same day, the vehicle recovery element of a Taxi Breakdown Policy is designed to cover the cost for getting the vehicle back to your home, office or destination where it can be repaired. There are usually restrictions on distance from the breakdown.
3. Alternative travel / overnight accommodation
If your vehicle breaks down and you are over a given distance from home (often, a policy will stipulate 25 miles) the policy will provide for either alternative Road/Rail Travel for you and passengers to reach your destination or one night’s hotel accommodation for you and paying passengers.
In addition, our Taxi Breakdown Cover provides you with a Home-Start service – where your policy will come to your aid if your vehicle wont start at your home address. Beyond that, a typical Taxi Breakdown Cover Policy should include:
- A 24 hour ‘one call’ break down hot line.
- Onward Transportation if your vehicle can not be repaired at the road side.
- Additional Cover for anyone driving the vehicle who is insured and has your permission
- Roadside Assistance for anywhere in the UK mainland
- Wheel Changes
- Home Start Cover
Unlike some alternative breakdown policies that are designed to cover vehicles used for more standard purposes such as social domestic and pleasure, our taxi policy insures a specific vehicle not an individual.
To compare your breakdown cover options in more detail, call a member of our specialist taxi team on 0800 542 2743 or click Call Me Back to request a return call.
Why compare Taxi Breakdown Cover with Plan?
Being an independent taxi broker, we dedicate our time to getting to know our clients and their businesses. We concentrate on what our customers need from their insurance and arrange cover to suit their requirements.
This means we can give you access to highly competitive rates by making sure you are only paying for what you need.
We focus on staff training and customer service keeping our clients up to date and informed from setting up their policy, renewing it and managing their claims should they need to.
Our team is readily available in our UK offices. We can arrange your comprehensive taxi breakdown policy over the phone and get you insured immediately.
To arrange Taxi Breakdown Cover or discuss your requirements in more detail, call a member of our team on 0800 542 2743 or request a Call Back.
What do I do if my vehicle breaks down or I have an accident?
Just one call to our 24-hour control room is all it takes to get you moving again. We will take details of your vehicle, location and circumstances and then immediately dispatch one of our operators, who will normally be with you in an hour.
Plan’s Claims team will make sure that in the event of a breakdown or accident, a highly trained vehicle recovery specialist will reach you quickly to provide assistance. As well as roadside assistance and breakdown our cover even extends to your home.
What information will I need?
Upon receipt of payment you will be issued with your personal schedule of cover along with your membership card. We recommend you keep this in your vehicle at all times.
Will you repair my vehicle by the side of the road?
A roadside repair will be carried out if at all possible, so you can continue your journey.
What will happen if a roadside repair is not possible?
If a roadside repair is not possible you will be taken to a garage of your choice within a 20 mile radius of the breakdown, and you will be taken to one chosen destination. If your vehicle cannot be repaired on the same day, your vehicle will also be taken to your chosen destination.
Onward transportation cover will only be provided to one destination, and can only be used if the vehicle cannot be repaired at the side of the road.
Is home start cover included?
Home start cover is included in your Breakdown Cover. An agent will attend your address and assist you should your vehicle fail to start. If breakdown recovery agent is unable to repair your vehicle you will be towed to the nearest garage.
What are the benefits of the breakdown cover arranged by Plan?
- Onward transportation
- Friends and relatives message service
- Cover for anyone driving the vehicle who is insured and has your permission
- Roadside assistance
- Wheel changes
- 24 hour 365 days a year assistance to anywhere in the UK mainland
- Home Start Cover
- Optional European breakdown cover
- Home start cover