Riding in Style: 4 Guidelines to Find a Limo Service

  • Michael Grant
  • September 19, 2017

If you are considering hiring a limo service, chances are, this is probably your first time doing so. You need to know certain things and ask certain questions so that you get the best outcome and the most bang for your buck. If you get everything right, the whole process will truly be enjoyable, otherwise later on, there may be regrets.

Here are some tips and things to know for hiring a limo service
so that it becomes a day you’ll remember for a long time.

1. Find Out What’s Offered

Speak with the limo provider and ask them what types of limousines they offer. Limos come in various shapes and sizes and sometimes it can only seat a couple of passengers. Of course, you need to know how many passengers will be in your party as well. Why do you need the limo? What kind of event is it for? How long do you need it for? If you have this knowledge, you can provide the best information for them to give you the best advice in return.

If you have a few members in your party, you want to make sure there is enough space to move freely and not be too cramped. There is no harm in asking if they also provide buses because it may be a viable option. Is there any entertainment, such as a sound system? Little things like this could make the difference between an enjoyable experience or one with regret.

2. Book In Advance

Remember that many people also need limos, especially for weddings. Many people hire a limo (or book one) in the middle of the year because of weddings. Consider booking well beforehand so that you won’t have any problems. If you book at the last minute, you may not get the ideal vehicle for your needs.

If one company cannot offer what you’re looking for, you may face the same thing with several others. You may end up frantically looking for the right vehicle and even if you eventually find one, it would have caused a lot of panic and stress.

3. The Cost

When considering the cost, you want to make sure that you get the most for what you pay for and not have to sacrifice too much. You want great service but you don’t want to break the bank. You need to find out about mileage costs, hourly costs, any initial costs, hidden fees or insurance costs.

Not all companies work the same way right? So, this may not be a standard thing, as all companies have their own policies, so be aware of any additional charges. There may be fuel surcharges or gratuities for the driver. Once you go through all of this, get a written agreement.

4. The Driver

Get assurances regarding the drivers the company hires. Have they been thoroughly investigated and have a clean record? You want to have a good time and feel safe as well, so the last thing you need is a driver who is slightly intoxicated and has several cautions against his name. Even worse, you wouldn’t want the driver to give up his post and join you at the back for some good times! Make sure the driver is professional.

Consider these tips before you hire a limo service. Once you feel happy about the answers and assurances from them, you can confidently move forward and book a service to remember.

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Hello, my name is Michael and I'm a cancer survivor. I'm also a home entrepreneur and stay-at-home grandfather. In the past thirty years, I've dabbled in the the financial sector, the technology industry, as well as a little business consulting. I guess you can call me a jack of all trades!