Buying a second hand minicab on eBay

Before buying anything on eBay it’s important to check all the facts and this is even more the case when you could be spending thousands on a private hire vehicle!

There are benefits though in that the cars will already be licenced Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) and so you’ll have less hoops to jump through.

  1. Ask any questions you may have.
  2. Check the vehicle using our Licence Checker.
  3. How long is left on the licence? These have to be renewed every 12 months.
  4. Get an insurance quote.
  5. See the vehicle in person and if possible have a mechanic look at it too.
  6. Ensure the car comes with the correct paperwork.
  7. See how old the car is. Vehicles already licensed must be no older than 10 years at time of licensing. This could mean that if you bought a 9 year old car you would only have 1 year left of licensing as a PHV.

2nd hand cars list

This feed automatically updates from eBay with the latest cars with PCO/PHV licensing and will give you an idea of what to expect to pay for a used car: