No matter what the event or special occasion is, the mode of transportation you decide on can make or break the evening. That is why contacting a limo rental company is one of the best things you can do if you have an upcoming event. Showing up in style isn’t the only reason to hire a limo service.
Hiring a driver is also a much safer choice, especially if you plan on having a few drinks. You won’t have to worry about finding a designated driver. When you hire a professional limo driver, he or she will have complete knowledge of the roads, a thorough understanding of traffic and safety laws, and will get you to the event on time.
Convinced that hiring a limo service is right for you? While you do your research to find the best possible option, these 5 tips will help to narrow down the many options.
Tip #1: Read online reviews
There’s no better resource than online reviews. Review platforms like Yelp and Google, even social media accounts for businesses, are a great way to get a peek into the way the company operates. Reading up on others’ opinions is the ultimate way to narrow down your search to 2 or 3 options, instead of 10 or 20.
Tip #2: Consider how long the company has been in business
The next step is to compare the amount of time each company you are considering has been in the limo renting industry. Generally speaking, the longer a limo service (or any type of company for that matter) has been in business, the better the service provided. Try to find a limo service that has been in the biz for at least a decade.
Tip #3: Check into safety records
One of the main reasons to hire a driver of any kind is to have the safest experience possible. Sure, it feels luxurious to have someone driving you around, but that luxury can quickly be ruined if safety isn’t the first priority. You should might not be able to get full access to the company’s driving records, but you should get a solid feel for safety by reading reviews and testimonials.
Tip #4: Consider your budget
Did you know that renting a limo can actually be extremely cost effective. Think about it… if you’re splitting the cost of the service among 15+ people, you’re not looking at a huge price tag per person. That being said, some services do cost more than others, but this is often for a reason – the quality of the service will typically be higher.
Tip #5: Look into their fleet options
The top-quality limo services have a variety when it comes to their fleet. Check to see what’s available. You should have the choice between a stretch limo, Hummer limo, stretch SUV, mini party bus, or a Mercedes sprinter. You might even have the choice of a custom-built trolley. You should be able to find all of this information online, but if you have time check out the fleet options in person.
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