Today, we live in a world where all the information we could need is just a few swipes of the hand away. Computers, tablets and mobile phones alike can provide us with live, up-to-date information on any questions we may have. If not, we at least have the facilities online to ask for it.
Reading taxis are no different. What once required a leaf through a phone directory, or just happening upon an advertisement by chance,you can search for a taxi in a matter of seconds – and as we've got taxi apps these days, you can book and pay for one in seconds too.
With the areas in-and-around Reading growing at a vast rate, so will the demand for taxis. So how can you be sure that you are able to hire a reliable service if you live in the local area? Read on to find out more.
What To Look For In A Reliable Reading Taxis Service
Whether it's work, leisure, nights on the town, a trip to the station or a shopping trip...there is no end of uses that can be experienced by hiring a Reading taxis service.In comparison to public transport, a private hire taxi can eliminate the time spent waiting around in changeable weather for a bus or train. It can get you DIRECT to where you need to go and, especially with constant rises in rail fares, hiring a taxi may actually turn out to provide a more cost-effective service.
But what about the service you hire – how you can be sure that they are a reliable professional company? Here are some things to think about before you go ahead and book:
- A well-established service? It might be something of an 'old chestnut' to some, but the fact that a business is well-established should suggest that it offers a service that is enjoyed by their customers. With a taxi service being somewhat personable, involving a one-to-one transaction, it's simply vital for any taxi business to be able to offer a great service in order for it to continue to assure its customers, who are the very people who keep them running.
- A modernised service? Aside from being well-established,the measure of a great service is that, in order to continue to be a success,they are constantly able to change with the demands of their customers and the technology of the day. What type of cars do they have in their fleet? How many different sizes of vehicles do they have? Have they got GPS/Satellite navigation installed in their cars? Do they have an informative website, that details their service and/or have a taxi app on the biggest app stores? These are all hallmarks of a modernised service that you should look out for.
- How easy is booking? Relating to the previous point; any modern service should be able to provide a number of different ways in which you can book your Reading taxis.Whether it's through the 'traditional' way of popping into the office or giving them a phone call, to 'new' methods of booking through their website, or a mobile app – a taxi company that can present a wide range of options shows that they are able to cater for a wide range of different people, with different demands.
- Are They Friendly & Knowledgeable? A great way to gauge the quality of a taxi company is by making initial contact through a telephone call or e-mail. It's through this that you can get an idea of the friendliness and knowledge of the company,as they'll endeavour to put in place personable and well-informed people who are able to answer the queries of customers.
Why You Should Choose Loddon Cars For Your Reading Taxi Service
If you're looking for a Reading taxis service to provide you with a lift every now-and-again for a night out, after a day out shopping or for work, then we at Loddon Cars can provide the perfect service. Need an account for any regular trips? We are also able to cater for any corporate business, tailored or pay-as-you-go needs.
As a well-established taxi company, we have a fleet of over a hundred vehicles, which gives us the opportunity to offer you our services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each of our modern vehicles are regularly cleaned and valeted, and contain the latest Sat-Nav and air conditioning technology as standard. With such a vast fleet, we are able to offer you the usage of a wide array of different sized vehicles – with minivans and 6-seat vehicles being particular popular hires for groups seeking Reading taxis.
Our approach to offering a modern service is also reflected in our official taxi app that can be downloaded for smartphones from the Google Play and Apple stores. Not only can you book your taxi from this clever little application, but you're also able to receive up-to-date information on its location, its ETA and even securely pay for your journey beforehand, meaning no fumbling around for change – especially helpful if you're in a rush!
Finally, we endeavour to employ only the most personable, knowledgeable and highly-skilled staff as possible. From our call handlers who are able to provide you with clear advice and assistance,to our drivers who are able to put you at ease as you enjoy your journey through one of the UK's fastest-growing towns; our experienced staff are able to deliver the utmost professional service.
Why not get in touch with our friendly customer support team if you would like to learn more?
Contact Loddon Cars Today
If you would like further information on any aspect of our Reading taxis service, then please feel free to give us a call today on 01189321 321. If you would like to send us an e-mail, you can do so by using the form on our contact page.