F.A.Q’s

Aquacars – Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. Just click on the question to reveal the answer…

Q: WHAT CAR WILL I GET? - click here

A: We mostly have Skoda Octavia’s all brand new vehicles purchased in 2011, also we have a range of Multi-seater vehicles.

Q: WHO PAYS THE RADIO FEES? - click here

A: This is paid by us and is covered within your car rental.

Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BECOME A PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER? - click here

A: This is dependent upon you and how long it takes you to pass the aqua geography test, and how long it takes to police to process your CRB check generally it takes between two to six weeks.

Q: HOW MUCH WILL I EARN? - click here

A: This is solely down to you, the harder you work the more money you are going to earn.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I BREAK DOWN? - click here

A: All breakdowns are covered by a 24 Hour breakdown service so we can normally be with you within an hour depending on locations. We keep several cars as spares so you’re never off the road for long. The spare cars are also used when your car needs a service or repair. Repairs to your car are not charged to you they are again included in your car rental fee.

Q: CAN I WORK DAYS AND NIGHTS? - click here

A: Within your rental fee you are allocated 12 hours radio time per day. But Friday and Saturday you can work a little longer if you wish. Providing you cover your own shift.

Q: CAN I USE THE CAR FOR MY OWN USE WHEN I’M NOT WORKING? - click here

A: Yes you can, your rental fee entitles you to use the car 24 hours a day, every  car is insured for social, domestic and pleasure purposes, but you must have your badge with you at all times.

Q: HOW WILL I PAY MY TAX AND NATIONAL INSURANCE? - click here

A: As a self-employed driver you are responsible for your own tax and national insurance, but don’t worry about this we will give you all the advice you need and we also have the name and numbers of some very good accountants that deal mainly with taxi drivers.

Q: WHERE DO THE REPAIRS AND SERVICING GET DONE? - click here

A: We have our own garage that maintains all our own vehicles to the highest standards at our head office in Rodney Road, Portsmouth.

Q: WHEN AND HOW DO I PAY MY CAR RENTAL? - click here

A: You pay your car rental every Monday between 8:00 am – 6:00 pm at our office which is at Unit 5 Partnership Business Park, Rodney Road (Fast Track site), Portsmouth.