Winter is definitely the most complicated season for most drivers. Fog, heavy rain, strong wind and ice and snow are some of the problems drivers face. If you are a taxi driver, you know the importance of preparing for the season, especially because you want to help clients travel from one point to another, no matter how bad the roads in the given area. Unfortunately, this is the season where most car accidents take place and taxi insurance is definitely the most important thing to keep you covered by the unexpected.

But in addition to making sure your taxi insurance policy is valid and valuable in terms of coverage, there are some other things you can do to ensure your taxi stays ready for the tough days ahead.

Windows and windshield

The low sun with a combination of heavy rain can be dangerous when driving. It is important that you continue to clean the windows and windshield of the cabin; not only outside, but also inside to improve visibility. If you need a detergent, make sure it is designed for car glass. Dip a piece of tissue into a clean cleaning screen additive and clean the edges of the cleaning blade to minimize stains. It is also helpful to keep them lifted at night to minimize the chances of them sticking to the screen.


The last thing you want is to have low light in heavy rain, snow or even during the day. Visibility is still very important and this means that you need to make sure the outside light of the taxi is clean and functioning properly. Replace closed or non-functioning bulbs as needed. You can replace it yourself or get help from a garage service center.


What’s under your hood is what should matter. For starters, make sure the coolant container stays at the right levels and consider mixing it with a solution of antifreeze and water. The concentration of antifreeze in the cooling system must also be sufficient and ensure that the battery terminals are not corroded and tight to avoid the frustrating batteries used in winter. If necessary, replace the taxi battery on time. Avoid turning on the fan and headlights unless the engine is running to save battery power.

You rims

The pressure must be checked every week, including the pressure of the spare wheel. It is also very important that you check the pressure before you start or choose your client just to avoid problems along the way. Cabin tires should have a good grip on wet roads, so make sure the tread depth is adequate. If you are confident that you are driving through snow covered roads, investing in winter tires or even snow socks is excellent and be useful.

The air conditioner, fuel, emergency equipment and defrost lock are other things to think about when preparing your taxi for the winter.

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The air conditioner, fuel, emergency equipment and defrost lock are other things to think about when preparing your taxi for the winter.