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Pre-delivery inspection on all used vehicles

Posted On
21 May 2019

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The TaxiShop


1Buying 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 compartment

  • Engine oil level
  • Power steering fluid level
  • Clutch and brake fluid level
  • Hydrolic fuel level
  • Coolant level
  • Wiper/Wash level
  • Battery and battery terminal connections

Vehicle equipment

  • 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)

3Underbody 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)

4Test drive

  • 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


Bus and Taxis Direct Ltd T/A The Taxi Shop ↓

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. 

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