Taxis and private hire Vehicle renewal - beyond age

To renew your vehicle when it's beyond the age limit, you will need to read the following pages and answer the question on each page as either Yes or No. If your vehicle qualifies, then you will need to complete the online form which will be displayed. Ensure you have read the vehicle policy to ensure you are aware of what the vehicle requirements are.


The average mileage and the actual mileage a vehicle has done will be taken into consideration when assessing the required standard for “exceptional condition”:

  • Hackney carriage - for purpose built hackney carriage vehicles, this will be the average annual mileage used within the Manchester/Halcrow formula is 30,000 per year, if tracked ie 24/7 would be maximum average 90,000; or
  • Private hire - the average mileage is also 30,000.

You will need to provide details of the mileage of the vehicle from it's last annual vehicle inspection or the date of first registration, within the application process if your vehicle has done more than the specified mileage above then you can not renewal your vehicle licence. 

As an indicator, it is not normally expected that vehicles that have accrued higher than average mileage for the particular type of vehicle will be able to meet the required standard for “exceptional condition”. Mileage should be taken from last /new/annual (renewal) test. 

Service history 
A vehicle that is in exceptional condition is one that would normally have a fully documented vehicle service history, that demonstrates regular servicing and maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s service specification. 

The service history needs to be taken to the garage when the vehicle test is due, failure will result in the vehicle failing the test.


Does the vehicle have an average annual mileage of 30,000?

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