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Fabulous customer feedback for YLC’s airport transfers

We love it when our customers email us to give us feedback on our private hire care services. This one dropped into our Inbox this morning.

“Just a note to provide some feedback.

I’ve had three taxis with you over the last couple of days, from Heathrow out to Lane End and back and then owing to some BA issues, a taxi from Heathrow up to Gatwick.

Each time, the taxis were there on time, spotless and the drivers were first class.

I enjoyed my journey and the conversations with all of them.

People are quick to complain but not always as quick with the positive feedback.

Please pass my thanks again on to the drivers and I look forward to using you again.



What we particularly like is the feedback on our friendly drivers. We know our passenger don’t always want to chat on their journey, but we’re pleased that when they do, our drivers prove to be good company as well as great drivers!


Airport transfers with Your Local Car

As international travel opens up for spring breaks and summer holidays, we’re getting many more booking for taxis to and from Heathrow and Gatwick. It’s not just about comfort or convenience either. With the rising cost of fuel, train fares and airport parking, a private taxi transfer could be the most cost effective (and relaxing) way for you and your family to travel to and from the airport.

Download our app to get an instant quote for your airport journey, or call us on 01252 674646 with your requirements.


Why choose Your Local Car for your airport transfer

Our local taxi drivers will arrive at your front door, help with your luggage and whisk you in safety and comfort to the airport. We’ll drop you right at the terminal you require. So there’s no parking spaces to find, no waiting for transfer buses, no car parking charges, or hassles dragging luggage over long distances.

You can pre-pay via the app, and all our drivers offer contactless payments too. So no need to pay cash at the kerbside. Just tap, hop out and go!

When you return from your holiday, our driver will be there to greet you, pop your luggage in your clean and comfy transfer taxi, and take you home. It doesn’t matter if you arrive early or late, our driver will be ready with a cheery smile.


Got a big family? No problem!

At Your Local Car we have our own fleet of quality cars and vans, including our two new electric SUVs. Just tell us what size of vehicle you require when you book online, or call us to discuss requirements for larger families and groups of friends.


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Tap. Book. Relax.

How to become a licensed private hire driver in Surrey Heath, Rushmoor or Hart


  • Want flexible work that works around family life?
  • Enjoy driving and have a clean licence?
  • Like meeting and helping people?

Private hire driving is the ideal job for if you are looking to make extra money, create a second income, or want to work where you want, and when you want. You don’t need any specific qualifications, and you can choose your hours to work around family and lifestyle too.

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Carry on cruising in 2021: P&O’s latest cruise ship arrives in Southampton

If you love your cruises, you will be as excited as us to see the latest addition to P&O’s cruise fleet, the Iona, sail into Southampton Water last week. Greeted by a flotilla of small boats and tugs with water hoses, the Iona looked magnificent in her unashamedly British livery on her prow and stern.

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Local pubs with gardens: we’ll do the driving!

The sun is shining, and at last our local pubs can open with their gardens and welcome us back! We’ve listed some of our customers’ favourites, plus some of our own, which are now open and (mostly) serving food.

If you’re planning a visit, do ring and check with the pub first. You’ll usually need to book a table in advance. Also ask what days they are open too – some are not open 7 days a week yet.

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Going to an Easter garden meet-up? Hop in a taxi!

It’s back for Easter – the rule of six! We probably never thought we’d be so glad to see that rule again. As of Monday 29th March, we can now meet with up to five other people from different households in our own gardens, just in time for the Easter holidays. What’s more, two households can meet up, which is great for larger families. (Just remember, social distancing still applies, and the rules apply for outside garden meet-ups only – strictly no mixing indoors.) So, book your private hire taxi now, and hop over to see your family in style!

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Local vaccination centres in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey [Updated 22 Feb 2021]


At Your Local Car, we’ve been helping local people access their COVID vaccinations at local and regional centres since December 2020. Here is our list of the vaccination centres in our three counties of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire that we know about (as of 22 February 2021).

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