How not to buy a car working in a taxi?
How do taxpark implement their used cars?
If with the machine ready for sale it is necessary to swap, then even from the most, it would seem, anywhere unfit for “disintegration” you can create a “candy”. Not that very great luck to the buyer, who will get a car previously working in a taxi.
In order to understand what kind of problems one can expect from the owner of the former taxi driver, it is first necessary to find out in what conditions such cars are contained and how they are “squeezed”.
Vehicles in taxis are operated, as a rule, round the clock. All right, if during this time the engine is running no more than 15-17 hours. Many drivers do not stop the engine at all. It is unclear what is the state of the battery and the starter, and whether the engine can start later.
The average mileage of an automobile is on average 300-600 km. It all depends on the number of calls. For a year, the mileage of an automobile is about 150000 km. Does it make sense to say that before putting the car on sale, the seller of the odometer reading “twists”.
Naturally, during a trip on a broken road, a rare taxi driver cares about the condition of the suspension. Hurrying to the challenge for the client, they practically do not brake in front of holes and rocks.
Also taxi drivers do not pass regular checkups. Otherwise they would have to “peek” at least once every two months to the dealer. And this pleasure is not cheap. The drivers themselves-taxi drivers after 10,000 km. Necessarily change only the oil in the engine and filters, so that the motor prematurely “not knocked”.
In other cases, taxi cars are driven to repair only with serious breakage. Bearing whistles, flying speeds, racing pendant, whistling pads are no good reason for taking off the car from the route and sending it to the TO.
A taxi driver’s day regime is not observed: they work practically without sleep during holidays and weekends. This is the main cause of accidents with their participation. Buffer, wings, dimensions and lanterns in taxis are consumables.
Since cars operating in a taxi are not long-livers, only non-genuine Chinese parts are used for their repair.
A taxi driver, as a rule, is not used for more than a couple or three years, from him, as soon as “juices” are squeezed out of it – they get rid of it. If it is broken into “trash”, then it is disassembled for spare parts. If the car is to be restored after the accident, it is given a decent look, painted and put up at the usual cost for sale, while pointing out, it is “not beaten and not repainted.”
Very often, large taxis “drain” unnecessary, served their cars through partner car dealerships, thereby having a profit from the sale. It is unlikely that the client of the car dealership will conduct an independent examination. The seller itself, in this case, is not responsible for the state of the vehicle.
So, the conclusion suggests itself: the purchased second-hand car should always be checked on a third-party service station. Particular attention should be paid to the thickness of the LCV – if it is uneven, then the car was in an accident. This is a good reason to demand a discount or, more correctly, to completely refuse to purchase such a car.
car working in a taxi
How big are the chances of “rushing” on a car previously operating in a taxi?
It’s hard to say, but judging by the stories of taxi drivers themselves: “recruits” in the fleet are purchased approximately every six months. If the taxi engine hangs new registration numbers, then the old cars the taxi park has already handed over to the car dealership, where they were sold to unlucky motorists.
So, dear motorists, if you want to ride without problems, carefully check the vehicles, especially the models most commonly used in a taxi. Here are just some of them: Chevrolet Lacetti, Ford Focus, Renault Logan and Hyundai Sonata.