ACRE Cars likes to be current and utilise useful technology, it stands-to-reason that a smartphone app to book your local taxi for pick up or collection in Hoddesdon and Broxbourne and the surrounding areas makes complete sense.
We believe we are the only company in Hoddesdon at the time of writing to offer taxi bookings via an app, others will follow I am sure, and why not, taxi companies exist to be helpful and useful.
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Each month I write a blog article. So allow me to introduce myself. I am Tristan Priddis, owner of a Hoddesdon taxi company called ACRE Cars. 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 Hertfordshire and to be of interest to a wider audience.
Benefits of a Taxi Booking App
- Save time or make that booking when it is inconvenient to make a phone call (01992 45 11 11)
- It is quicker to book through the app, but you can also book by email or Facebook
- The app locates your position and fills this information in for you or you can add an address
- See your driver on the in-app map making his way to you
- Nominate a friend or relative to receive a text when you are collected and dropped off at the destination booked in the app
- Register an account with ACRE Cars and no need to carry cash!
- Store favourite collection and drop-off locations (saves you retyping for regular journeys)
- See the complete history of journeys you have made and reuse these or save them to your favourites
- Check current availability of an ACRE Cars driver
How it works
- Download from the App store or Google Play depending on your phone. Please click the buttons above.
- Go to settings and complete the details such as your name, number and email.
- Press the home symbol and START BOOKING.
- Choose Search at the bottom of the screen or in the map area Take Me Home or Pick Me Up Here.
- Did you know you can add via addresses also? Collect your friends along the way!
- Complete or select other options as displayed such as text back to confirm the booking and number of passengers to ensure you get the correct passenger carrying size vehicle.
- Click done and either add the destination (if you choose Pick Me Up From Here) address or click Book.
See, we try to be useful!!
It’s better than Uber
Arguably this is similar to Uber, however we have strict controls of operation. We’re registered and our drivers are registered and also checked by the Borough of Broxbourne council who have a strict CRB checking system and all of our drivers are local, so passengers can be secure in the knowledge their driver is safe, knowledgeable and it’s a lot cheaper.
Surge pricing’ or peak pricing periods meaning that customers are given a price when they book through the text back and if you are making the same journey a lot, the price should be the same each time.
Setting up an account
If you already have an account with ACRE Cars simply add your account number or if you would like to set one up whether for business or personal use, please contact the office on 01992 45 11 11 and we can quickly arrange the best account option for you. With have a range of options to suit all needs.
I hope this has been useful and interesting. If you have any questions please do get in touch by email or reply using the blog comments box below.
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Interested in becoming a hackney carriage or private hire driver? You may wish to read this article; Working as a Private Hire driver for ACRE Cars Taxi’s.
ACRE Cars is looking to recruit new drivers, If you have any questions or want to discuss the possibilities please contact me.
ACRE Cars 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 ACRE 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.
We pick up customers locally from Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Wormley, Cheshunt and London as well as Nazeing, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Hertford, Hertford Heath, Hailey and Harlow and all other neighbouring towns and villages. Popular airport taxi transfers include Stansted Airport, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Southend Airport, Luton Airport and London City Airport. Sea Port transfers and major train stations including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Stratford Ebbsfleet and Ashford.
The views in this blog article are my own and based on my own research using the internet and not that of ACRE Cars or ACRE group.