Why Local Taxi Services Are Better Than Apps Like Uber & Lyft

There’s been much debate over the last few years regarding apps such as Uber and Lyft and their effect on local taxi services as well as some of the larger corporations even in cities such as London and Manchester. The appeal of apps such as Uber and Lyft are their supposed convenience and the ability to simply pay through the app as opposed to using cash or card. With these ‘conveniences’ however, come a lot of downsides as people have no doubt seen on national press in recent times.

The Benefits Of Local Taxi Services

Today however, as opposed to looking at why Uber and Lyft are gaining the poor reputation that they are, we’re choosing to look at why local taxi firms such as Woking Taxi Service in Woking are gaining the amazing reputation that they have. So why exactly are local taxi services better than apps like Uber & Lyft?

Enjoy Human Contact

While you can’t deny technology is indeed a convenient tool, it does limit the amount of human contact one has in a day. From booking the taxi itself to the often silent taxi ride as the driver focuses on their sat nav rather than relying on local knowledge – there’s a lot to be said for a local taxi firm that can be booked through a friendly phone call and a friendly journey with a chatty driver.

Enjoy Local Cab Driver Knowledge

With a local taxi service, you get exactly that, a local driver who enjoys excellent local knowledge. They memorise every road, every one way system, every one way street and even the busiest routes at particular times of the week. You don’t get this with an Uber or Lyft driver, instead you get a driver who relies solely on a satnav.

Rest Assured You’re Safe

Licensed cab drivers have what’s known as a duty of care. It’s part of their job to ensure they do everything they possibly can to get you to your destination safely. What’s more, they’re regulated unlike a lot of app cab drivers who unfortunately aren’t under the same level of scrutinisation.

Enjoy Larger Vehicles When Needed

With app based taxi services, you can’t guarantee the vehicle that will be coming to collect you. So if you’re looking for a larger sized vehicle for an airport run, you could find yourself greatly disappointed. With a local taxi service however, you can stipulate what you need and what you need it for. The local taxi service can then ensure the right vehicle arrives for your journey.

Need A Safe Taxi Service?

In need of a safe taxi service for you and your friends? We recommend you contact Woking Taxi today on 01483 310164. With an array of local and knowledgeable taxi drivers as well as a range of vehicles to cater to your needs, from corporate journeys to airport runs, Woking Taxi has you covered every step of the way.