No matter where you live, there is a taxi company in your area. Whether you live in a bustling city, or in the quiet Midwest, there will always be a demand for cab service. This guide will give you a basic outline on what to look for when choosing a taxi company.

Even in the smallest of cities, there can be dozens of cab companies operated by owner operators and small businesses. This makes it's hard to weed out the good ones from the bad. The first thing you should do is go online and look for a taxi service directory or use Google "taxi service" followed by "your area". You can explore to find a cab service in your area.

This will pull up a list of local cab companies in your area. From the list, try to select at least three to five taxi companies. Now that you have your list in hand, it's time to do a little research. Most reputable companies will be part of the Better Business Bureau or at the very least a taxi association.

Also, please keep in mind that any reviews on Rip-off Report are only one side of the story and can even be malicious competitors trying to ruin the taxi service's name. Use your own judgment to find out if this person had a genuinely bad experience or is out for blood. Now that you have done your research, it's time to call your list.