Gatwick Airport Drop-Off Charges

March 3, 2021 By Taxi Comments Off

Gatwick Airport drop-off charges

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Gatwick drop-off charges

Gatwick Airport Drop-Off Charges of £5.00 will start from 8 March 2021, as a plan of recovery for the pandemic and to keep jobs. So if you want to travel to Gatwick Airport you will have to pay an extra £5.00 fee, for only for 1-10 minutes quick drop off, with £1 for each additional minute up to 20 minutes, and a maximum charge of £25 and the maximum length of stay 30 mins.

But unfortunately, Gatwick Airport is not the only one to start extra charges in the near future. Heathrow Airport drop-off charges may start later this year as officials are considering that also from the end of 2021.

Pro Cars Woking, for instance, charges from Woking to Gatwick £55.00, but from now will have to add an extra for Gatwick Airport drop-off £5.00 to the total charges. Also, an extra £5.00 for the taxi journey from Woking to Heathrow Airport may be added later this year. As an airport transfer company, Pro Cars Woking will have to charge more for the airport journeys even if we don’t want to do that during this hard circumstance already.

We can’t comment on the airport’s measures for the pandemic recovery plan, but we can ask the public if that is the best decision to be made?

We can only hope that all this economical situation will start to get better soon and our economy to get back on track. We all need that as well as the big corporation, maybe even more than they do at this point on time.

For the latest news & updates about Pro Cars Woking and other related local news about Woking taxis, airport transfers and local taxi journeys, please follow our website and our Facebook Page

You can read more about Pro Cars Woking coronavirus prevention measures in place for our cars and drivers, on our post Coronavirus UK Prevention

Follow one of the next posts about Private Hire & Hackney Taxi new legislation coming in force from 2022, with Euro 6 car emissions and electric vehicles.

Gatwick Airport Drop-Off Charges

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Travel Plans 2021

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Travel Plans 2021

Spring-Summer Travel Plans

Pro Cars Woking: Travel plans for the next few days, weeks or months in 2021? Who can help you, and how can you make the best of it? The British Government is creating Steps and a roadmap of easing lockdown restriction and were made public on 22 February 2021 and appears on BBC Latest News to give a bit of hope for the future. As we all know, the steps now will be as follow:
First Step – From 8 March – Step 2, no earlier than 12 April
– Step 3, no earlier than 17 May – Step 4, no earlier than 21 June

Hopefully, soon our life will start to get back to some certain normality and we can all make plans for the future. For your spring-summer travel plans 2021, Pro Cars Woking is offering great services for smooth journeys to any destinations. We did make our travel plans for 2021, and we ready to make the journey happen. Our Woking taxis service is welcoming any local journeys, as Woking train station, shops & pubs or distant destinations as Woking airport transfers, We do have as well on our fleet executive cars for business travellers or corporate & events. 
With great cars and professional drivers, Pro Cars Woking is an Award Winning Taxi Company in Surrey that is ready to go for the “extra mile” with the customer’s satisfaction.

We all hope we can have our spring-summer holiday travel plans for 2021 with a bit more confidence than the previous year. If your dream is to go to an exotic place with a great sandy beach, to a mountain resort, or just visiting friends and families, we all deserve a so long waited break. We can only hope that all this economical situation will start to get better soon and our economy to get back on track. We all need that as well as anyone at this point on time.

Anywhere you will go, make great travel plans 2021, stay safe and enjoy the journey with Pro Cars Woking!

Best Holidays 2021

Pro Cars Woking Taxis

Choosing The Best Woking Taxi

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Choosing The Best Woking Taxi

Choosing The Best Woking Taxis

Choosing the best Woking taxi. Check 3 simple steps: reviews, rating & prices. You’ll find that Pro Cars Woking taxi is your best choice! Why is that? Watch our latest news to find out!

Reviews – Woking Taxi

What are the reviews and ratings? The image of a company and services in the eyes of a customer. And you know that the customer is always right. What if a customer, is using, for instance, a poor company and after an average one? Will, believe that is the best company? Possibly, is a matter of perception, right? So when you choose your company, verify the numbers of reviews and ratings, as the more they have the better it is. Certainly from 100 reviews, it is possible that someone will rate instead of 5 stars only 4 stars. But that is maybe a simple mistake or the perception of a person who aspects more than perfection. So look at the big picture. In the reviews, you will find or not the attributes what you are looking for in a Woking taxi company, like quality, punctuality, reliability, etc. So hopefully, this will help you when choosing the best Woking Taxi.
Generally speaking, out of 100 reviews, a company with a 4.5 on reviews is a good company and over 4.8 is a great company.

Tip – Verify if the reviews they have been answered. A genuine review is having generally an answer from the company, Is a matter of appreciation and joy if they have a good review!
Fake reviews will be answered and challenged but no more answers from customer to prove his allegation!

Ratings -Woking Taxi

Is it enough to type on google: “Best Woking Taxi” to find out what is best for you? Starting with the reviews of a company is simply not enough that if you have 2 reviews of 5 stars, you the best. But neither the worse, as at maybe a new company, right? What if you have a company with 50 reviews but is 4.9 rating, or with 100 reviews but only 4.8 ratings? You have to be able to see the big picture. If you see a few low ratings out of hundreds of ratings in one company, that is more likely to be genuine. That is another secret to choosing the best Woking taxi.

Tip – Is a new company and after 1 week has 100 reviews? Hard to believe! People will generally give reviews to a good company when they are sure about that, or a bad review if they are really disappointed with the service. So look into the time of a company trading and building his reputation.

Prices – Woking Taxi

A good company has good prices, right? Well, that depends on a few factors.
If you go to a supermarket, will find a few types of products. Regular quality and price, better quality and higher price, saving-cheap products, generally with lower quality and price.
But not always cheap is bad and expensive is good, right? That’s why we have to compare price-quality and desired attributes to the expected price.

Tip – Search on google for “Cheap Woking Taxi”. Maybe one of the results will be a big brand name, like Uber or Addison Lee. But are you really looking at the resulting search, or just a simply paid Ad on google? So are there price really the cheapest, or should you check other local Woking taxis company? What about the car-driver quality, punctuality, if they not local how they can get fast a car to you, and make sure is clean and disinfected?
The answer is simple, to get the best quality-price, should always have a local taxis company.

Best Attributes For A Woking Taxi Company

The best attributes to verify when choosing the best Woking taxi service are few, but make sure you will include the most important:
Punctuality – a great taxi company, it will not give a time what is not reachable just because you rushing, but an accurate time, taking into consideration factors like weather, traffic condition, distance to your location, etc. If it is a pre-booked journey, any respectable company will have the car arriving early or on time of the booking.
Cleanliness – a clean/disinfected car is essential on our time, but take into consideration weather, as the cars can’t simply be clean outside always, due to rain, muds on roads or snow. Inside of a car it has to be always clean, is simply no excuse for that.
Politeness – a polite driver will make your journey more pleasant and stress-free and is a must for any taxi driver.
Reliability – if you see positive reviews, years of trading, and a good-clean website, is clear that you will have a reliable taxi company.
Friendliness – a driver can be friendly and try to speak with you, give you information about the journey, even chat with the kids
Helpful Drivers – have good local knowledge is a must, open/closing the door for you, helping with luggage, etc.
Reasonable Price – a reasonable price is not necessarily the cheapest price, as even £1.00 can make a big difference to your car, driver, and journey.

Did you find out the best Woking Taxi company for you?

Pro Cars Woking is an Award Winning Company, for “Most Trusted Taxi Hire Company Surrey -2020“. So even if you need a local Woking taxi journey, a more distant one or an airport transfer, we are ready to help 24 hours a day, Fast online booking available, secure payments, safe journeys. Enjoy the ride!

Read our great reviews from Google but also on Tripadvisor – Trustpilot – Facebook & more!

Lockdown Week – Woking Taxi Service

February 9, 2021 By Taxi Comments Off

Lockdown Woking taxi service.
Lockdown is started over a week, but the Pro Cars Woking taxi service is still open for business.
If you need a local taxi company for your shopping, to the hospital, to work or travelling to the airport, our taxi company will wait for you with a clean and sanitised car. Pro Cars Woking is an Award Winning Company, for “Most Trusted Taxi Hire Company Surrey -2020″.
Great prices, with professional and punctual drivers for all Woking areas, will take you safely to your destination.

Travelling Abroad
Even if we don’t necessarily want to travel at this time abroad, maybe work or personal circumstances force us to do so. So even under lockdown, we plan out our journeys and are one step ahead of the ever-changing conditions and challenges on the road. We guarantee that you will receive a reliable and quality airport taxi transfer between Woking and Heathrow Airport, should you decide to use our services. Our airport transfers services will be made safely and comfortably.

If you are interested and would like to enquire about a Taxi Woking to Heathrow, or Woking To Gatwick taxi, then fill in our contact form. Alternatively, you can make the booking online or simply call our office 24 hour a day. We still operating safely under pandemic and waiting for your bookings. Hopefully not very long until the new lockdown will be finished and the normality will come upon us again. The vaccination program started by the government it seems to go well, so we can only hope for the best.

Book safe, book with Pro Cars Woking taxis!

The first week of Lockdown was hard but the Pro Cars Woking taxi service was excellent. We are happy that our customers are trusting us, even in these difficult times, and we can help them to.

As a local taxi company, we try to help and support our Woking residents to pass easily these difficult times, so even if you just want some shop delivery to your door, we are here to help.

Will come back with the latest news from the travel industry and Woking taxi services.

Pro Cars Woking – Most Trusted Taxi Company

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Latest News – Award-Winning 2020

After years of hard work and dedication, Pro Cars Woking was nominated and awarded for “Most Trusted Taxi Hire Company 2020 – Surrey”.

We will like to thank all our customers for their support, recommendations, and reviews, and also to our great team of drivers and operators, who make all this possible.

Book now your Woking taxi most trusted company!

Listing of companies at the end of August 2020 https://www.sme-news.co.uk/winners/pro-cars-woking/

Book With The Most Trusted Woking Taxi Hire Company!

How we achieved a great Award-Winning for our taxi services?

The best attributes to verify on a taxi service are a few, but we make sure we did include the most important.
Punctuality – a great taxi company, it will not give a time that is not reachable just because you rushing, but an accurate time, taking into consideration factors like weather, traffic condition, distance to your location, etc. If it is a pre-booked journey, any respectable company will have the car arriving early or on time of the booking.
Cleanliness – a clean/disinfected car is essential on our time, but take into consideration weather, as the cars can’t simply be clean outside always, due to rain, muds on roads or snow. Inside of a car it has to be always clean, is simply no excuse for that.
Politeness – a polite driver will make your journey more pleasant and stress-free and is a must for any taxi driver.
Reliability – if you see positive reviews, years of trading, and a good-clean website, is clear that you will have a reliable taxi company.
Friendliness – a driver can be friendly and try to speak with you, give you information about the journey, even chat with the kids
Helpful Driver – have good local knowledge is a must, open/closing the door for you, helping with luggage, etc.
Reasonable Price – a reasonable price is not necessarily the cheapest price, as even £1.00 can make a big difference for the car, driver, and journey.

Keep in touch for more of the latest news about the Pro Cars Woking taxi service. Monthly updates on the taxi industry, travel, prices and more!

COVID 19 – Passenger Guidance

July 6, 2020 By Taxi Comments Off

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Passenger Guidance

Updated: 6th of July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Passenger GuidanceCOVID 19 – Taxi Passenger Guidance – You can rely on Pro Cars Woking Private Hire Taxi Vehicle to help you move around our community at any time of day or night. COVID 19 – Taxi Passenger Guidance is for your safety.
The UK Government is advising against the use of public transport – buses and trains – especially in rush hour. Private-hire taxi vehicles are seen as a better alternative mode of transport in these circumstances.

Our mission has always been to keep our towns and cities moving safely and efficiently. We are implementing additional safeguarding measures to protect you, other passengers and your driver. We will come back with more of the latest news.

Responsible journeys

Anyone showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 is urged to stay at home and not take any journeys. Follow the latest UK Government advice for staying safe outside your home.

Responsible passengers

Wash your hands

The Government is encouraging you to wash your hands before travelling and afterwards, and carry your own hand sanitiser at all times using it before and after each journey.

Sit in the back

To maximise social distancing in an enclosed space all passengers should sit in the rear seats of the vehicle. Preferably on the left if you are travelling alone.

Wear a face covering

From 15 June, the UK Government guidance states you should wear a face-covering when using taxis or private hire vehicles. For more information, click here.

Open a window

During a journey, feel free to open the window or ask for it to be opened if it’s electronic and controlled by the driver.

Take your belongings

Remember to remove all waste and belongings from the vehicle at the end of your journey.

Responsible Driver Partners

We are making face coverings available to all Driver Partners.

Vehicle hygiene & ventilation

Driver Partners continue to keep their vehicles clean inside and out, plus ensure there is sufficient ventilation during journeys.

Contactless payment

To avoid you having to handle cash at the end of your journey, we have contactless payment options available for all journeys using AirPay or our mobile app.

Deliveries

Many of the journeys involve the delivery of items all of which are left at the door to minimise contact.

Book your transport safely!

Coronavirus UK Prevention

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Coronary Deadly Virus UK & Prevention

Pro Cars Woking is ready to take action today to prevent the possible spread of the Coronavirus from China.
As over 12 countries reported the virus spread to their countries, we have to fight in the UK to prevent the spread of the virus.
We don’t have much news about treatment, and as we know the UK has tested over 50 people for the deadly virus and all the results was fortunately negative.
Heathrow Airport started already to have a health hub where is giving advice and mask for abroad travellers.

As a company who mainly runs airport taxi services, Pro Cars Woking will offer to all our customer’s free face masks, hand sanitiser, napkins and hand rubber gloves for people travelling to countries where the virus is been found.

We urge all our customers to keep very strict personal hygiene, not touching the face with hand when travelling without washing and sanitizing and take extra care for the next period.
We will keep you updated with the latest news coming.

We also advise for any company who works and deal with international travelling people, to take extra care and extra measures.

When travelling with Pro Cars Woking, we aim to go above and beyond, which is why so much of our business is from repeat customers! Whether travelling for business or pleasure, many of our customers choose to only use us when travelling between Woking and Heathrow airport. Most of the other airports like Gatwick, Luton and Stansted have reduced their flight number but we still have to keep moving.

We plan out our journeys and are one step ahead of the ever-changing conditions and challenges on the road. We guarantee that you will receive a reliable and quality airport taxi transfer between Woking and Heathrow Airport, should you decide to use our services. If you are interested and would like to enquire about a Taxi Woking to Heathrow, or Woking To Gatwick taxi, then fill in our contact form. Alternatively, you can make the booking online or simply call our office 24 hour a day.

Working as a Private Hire driver for PROCARSWOKING

Drivers needed …

Interested in full time or part-time Pro Cars Taxi and private hire opportunities for Woking’s leading taxi company and airport taxi specialist?

Then you might find this article useful whether you have been a Pro Cars Taxi or private hire driver previously or considering working as a taxi driver for the first time.

Each month I write a blog article. So allow me to introduce myself. I am Gabriela Padureanu, owner of a PROCARSWOKING taxi company.  The range of topics for my blog and making them relevant is challenging, however, I keep one thing in mind and that is to be useful to the local people of Woking and to be of interest to a wider audience.

So this article is relevant to anyone in the taxi and private hire industry in the UK as well as locally to the Borough of Woking including St Johns of Knaphill.

Indeed I have researched some facts and figures on the Pro Cars carriage and private hire industry in the UK commonly referred to as taxi’s and also I will discuss the relevant laws and how to become a taxi driver.

In this article I interchange the term taxi and private hire, technically a taxi is not a private hire service. The difference is explained below. However, most people refer to calling and booking a fare or car ride as ‘calling a taxi’, ‘calling a minicab’ or ‘calling a cab’ rarely does anyone say ‘call a private hire vehicle’ or ‘call a Woking carriage’!

Working as a Private Hire Driver in the Borough of Woking

If you like working with people, want a job where you’re out and about making good use of your driving skills, this career may suit you well.

In this job, you will need to be able to drive safely. You will also need good customer care skills and the ability to plan your time.

Taxis are an important part of any town or city’s transport system. Taxis can be either a ‘black cab’ or a licensed saloon car. Both types have a license plate and roof sign that states they are a taxi. Both may also be known as Woking carriages.

The other type of passenger transport around town is a private hire vehicle that runs through an operator, in the case of Pro Cars Woking Company is an operator and its self-employed drivers are typically private hire drivers but some have their own Pro Cars Carriage license also.

If working for ProCars Woking as a private hire vehicle, you would be:

  • taking job details from the St Johns of Knaphill office via a Pro Cars Woking provided the application as well as by mobile phone
  • helping and talking to your passengers
  • taking payments for pre-booked rides (Pro Cars Woking often takes payment at the time of booking or has a number of customer accounts)
  • keeping the vehicle clean and in a roadworthy condition
  • keeping your self-employed accounts and records up to date

Taxi drivers may be booked in advance, wait on an official taxi rank or pick up passengers while on the move. However, if you work as a private hire driver you would only collect passengers that have pre-booked. You cannot be flagged down in the street or take fares in a taxi rank.

You could be combining normal ‘pick-up’ jobs with contract work such as local businesses and school runs. You might also make longer-distance trips such as taking people to airports, seaports or to and from the theatres.

This job allows you the flexibility to choose your hours, with the busiest periods in the evenings and at weekends. Friday and Saturday evenings would normally be your busiest times. You could expect to work at least 40 hours a week if you make yourself available full-time and especially during busy periods.

Earnings would depend on the level of fares, the number of journeys made, and the hours worked.

About Pro Cars Woking

Pro Cars Woking, is an independently own company, trading proudly under Woking Borough Council. We have a small but yet effective fleet, with well-trained drivers who are dedicated to providing the best customer service, concentrating on quality over quantity and very often going the extra mile.

The process of applying for a Pro Cars carriage and or private hire license

You do not need any particular qualifications to become a taxi or private hire driver, except obviously a valid driver’s license but you will need an operator’s license. You can get this from the licensing unit of the local council in which you operate and where the Operators office is located, in this case, the Borough of Woking as Pro Cars is located in Knaphill

Key points (general overview):

  • You are over 21 years of age
  • Have held the full UK or EC driving licence for at least three years
  • Holds a full UK driving licence
  • Have passed a Driving Standards Agency Pro Cars carriage/private hire test assessment
  • Have passed the written Borough of Woking knowledge assessment
  • A medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner will be required on the initial application and thereafter every five years
  • A check is carried out on your background by the Borough of Woking with the Criminal Records Bureau. This is to ensure that you are a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • The council licence and applications costs are approximately £200 plus a medical examination fee which you arrange yourself
  • The current annual licence renewal fee for the Borough of Woking is £55

If you are considering returning to private hire driving:

  • Complete an application form and provide two passport-sized photographs.
  • Produce a valid driving licence.
  • Return your existing badge.
  • Have been vetted by the police within the previous three years.
  • Have been declared medically fit.

Vehicle requirements:

  • A saloon, estate or hatchback type car with at least four doors and of sufficient seating capacity to carry not less than four and not more than eight passengers in addition to the driver.
  • Any vehicle proposed to be licensed must have been examined mechanically and inspected in relation to the safety and comfort of drivers and passengers, at a garage on the approved list supplied by Woking Council, and a certificate of compliance issued.
  • An insurance certificate that expressly indicates cover for hire or reward on pre-booked journeys.
  • A vehicle registration document or proof of ownership of the vehicle, showing the current owners.
  • A certificate of compliance.
  • A current MOT certificate where applicable

Want to know more or apply?

This article is just a guide and current information can be found on the local council’s website for where you wish to operate and where the operator is located.

I would be happy to talk to anyone considering becoming a taxi driver and I am always looking for more enthusiastic male and female drivers to join the Pro Cars Woking team.

Please get in touch by calling 01483 773531

Pro Cars Woking is a competitive car service. Our rates to airports and collection from airports and other transport hubs are extremely competitive to any other taxi or minicab company running similar services and Pro Cars Woking also includes free of charge hire of a child safety seat, for long journeys, for each child passenger under four years and under the height of 135 cm.

The views in this blog article are my own and based on my own research using the internet and not that of Pro Cars Woking. We will come back if any changes with the latest news.

We are Now Social

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We are Now Social …

Taxi In Woking – We are now social. We would like to share with you how your transfers can be made simple, safe, stress-free & cost-effective. Also, we have signed up for online social mediums such as Facebook and Twitter to interact with you.

We welcome all your valuable feedback on our website or any of the social mediums like Tripadvisor.

Stay in touch and thanks for sharing. Will be back monthly with the latest news in the industry.

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Local Journeys

In Woking and surrounding villages, Pro Cars Woking is offering safe and fast taxi services 24 hours a day. Starting with local shops and shopping centres to schools, hotels, train station taxis and more. We are a pet-friendly company so if you need a pet taxi, you can call us.

A selection of vehicles starting with the saloon cars, executive-business, estates, up to 7-8 seater cars on our fleet.

Distant Journeys & Events

We can provide a taxi service to any destination from Woking -Surrey, to all places in Uk.
Events of all types can be covered as well as business trips. Our professional team of drivers can offer you a great journey in the comfort of our cars. Weddings, party, concerts and any type of places where you may go.
Book in confidence our Woking taxi service and you will find the best taxi service by far.

Woking Airport Taxi Transfers

Great airport taxi transfers with fully qualified drivers and comfortable cars. If you go on a holiday or a business trip, we can assure you that you will have a punctual, polite and helpful driver with a  clean car ready for your airport transfer. Our Woking airport taxi service is based on great knowledge of the local area and the motorways, so you can relax and let us take you on time and safely to the airport. Airports like Heathrow and Gatwick are the most required in our area, but further airport like Luton and Stansted are also places where we travel constantly.

Offering a meet and greet service on your arrival back in Uk, you can relax as we actively monitoring your flights to make sure the designated driver will be on time to pick you up, even in the event of delays or early arrivals. Free drinks on board to all our cars, newspaper and wi-fi are also provided on board of our cars, for the full satisfaction and comfort of the customers.

Payments can be simply made by cash, but if required you can also pay by card to our office or directly on board to your driver. We have the option of online booking and payment can also be made by the time of your booking. For corporates we can offer accounts payment facilities, so you can just relax the journeys and the office will sort things out for you.

For more information of any kind, please visit our website
Follow our latest news for more information about Pro Cars Woking taxi, the industry and our borough.
Other places to find us are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
For even more confidence to book with us, read our great reviews on Google, Tripadvisor, Trustpilot, Freeindex, Yell and more.