In our new space, taxi business grew in addition to "regular" customers, which was a good problem. It challenged us:
- To meet taxi demand without compromising our attention to private vehicle owners
- To accommodate taxi priorities, given that repairs are drop-in, often critical, and need to be done ASAP
- To maintain our standards for transparency, competency, and environmental responsibility, while staying price competitive with other taxi shops
In response we piloted a second shift in November of 2010, running overnight. Today we accommodate commercial vehicles 80 hours a week.
Current hours are weekdays, 8am - Midnight
Our expanded hours meet the needs of San Francisco taxis, as well as Ubers, Lyfts, SideCars, and Homobiles.
We leverage the same expertise, equipment, and facility at the times most convenient for commercial service. Late night, it is common for vehicles to be lined out the door, with a circle of drivers chatting in the kitchen or smoking on the curb, speaking languages from all over the world.
As an independent service provider, LG caters to taxi owner-operators: individuals whose cars are their business. Despite heightened consciousness for turnaround and price, taxi owners share one important need with private hybrid owners: a mechanical advocate. At its core, bridging the technical divide is LG's work, and our dedication, fluency, and honesty are highly appreciated by our customers regardless of their background.
We are also proud to support the city's cab fleet and its effort to lower emissions.
More on SF’s Taxi Fleet:
The San Francisco taxi community is predominantly hybrid based, due to regulations that incentivize the technology. So-called "alternative fueled vehicles" (read: hybrids and natural gas) command a higher "gate fee": what a company or individual owner-operator may charge a driver for use of the vehicle. Drivers prefer these vehicles, despite having to pay the higher "gate", because the fuel savings is greater than the fee increase. Essentially money that was previously paid to oil companies is now being transferred to taxi cab owners and drivers, with the benefit of decreased carbon emissions overall.