People have many different reasons for hiring a limo: Maybe you are planning to go to prom with a limo, you want to show up in class on your birthday party or maybe you just want to pick up your friends in style. When hiring a limousine there is plenty of choice on which company to pick and which limousine you should hire. Today we’ll go over all the top tips for hiring a limousine so that you find the right limousine for your event and to get the right price.
When picking a limousine hiring service
Check for references and reviews
This is so important. Positive or negative reviews can tell you a lot about the quality of the services of this company. So always look for a company with a lot of positive reviews to get the best experience there is. No one knows better how good a company is than former customers, they’ve been there and know what they are talking about.
Look out for the number of years in business – Check if they are insured
There are some shady companies out there. Companies who don’t even insure their vehicles. When something were to happen during the ride and their not insured this could cause some trouble. So ask for proof of their insurance before hiring a limo there.
Companies that have existed for longer are more experienced than many new companies out there, so these are probably a better choice for hiring your limousine. This doesn’t mean that new companies can’t be good, but more experienced companies are usually better at what they do, that’s why they’ve been around for so long.
Beware of the deposit
It’s normal to have to make a deposit when hiring a limousine. Usually these deposits are between 20% and 50% of the total price. But beware when the deposit is above 50%, this is a sign of it being a scam. So avoid companies who ask for such a huge deposit
When picking your vehicle – See the vehicle in real life before hiring it
Of course pictures can tell you a lot about how the limo looks, but everyone can fake a picture. So it’s important to go check out your limousine in real life before hiring it. This way you can be sure that the limousine looks the way it looks in the picture and that it isn’t a very old picture for example.
Determine how many persons are coming
Limousines usually come in sizes for 6, 8 and 10 persons, so try to fill up the limousine you’re going to hire. You don’t want to be travelling with five persons in an 8 person limousine. Watch out for companies wanting you to order an extra stretch limo when you’re with a small group. You will have to pay for that extra space, and you don’t even need it.
Getting the right price – When possible hire on a weekday
Limousines are a lot cheaper during the week than they are in the weekend. Maybe your limousine is for an event and you don’t have a choice, but when you are flexible travel on a weekday. This will take a lot off the price, I promise.
Negotiate and ask a lot of questions
The price of a limousine is tricky. Obviously there is an hourly rate, but you have to pay a lot more than that. You’ll have to pay for the gasoline, possible for the chauffeur. And some companies will fill their limousine with bottles of champagne and charge you for that too. So interrogate many companies thoroughly so that you know exactly which one offers the right price. In case of the champagne, you could ask beforehand if you can bring your own drinks, this will save you money as well. These companies will charge you a lot more for the bottles than they actually cost
So that was all then, I bet that you are fully informed on what to do when you’re going to hire a limousine. All there is left for me to is wish you a lot of luck with picking out the right limousine for you.