For whatever reason you’re renting a limo—be it for concerts or a trip to Wrigley Field, weddings, nights on the town, or time-pressed transportation to O’Hare– it is important to know that you are picking the right limo service for you and for the transportation needs at hand. Here are a few items that will help you find the limo service that suits your night out or your strictly transport trip.
1. Age of Operation
If a company has been around a while, it is a good bet that they are a reliable service. Newer companies are harder to research, with fewer reviews and less built reputation. I usually work with companies that have been in business over five years. Through the Internet, it is easier to find customer reviews, rates of satisfaction, and other details of the company. Plus, the longer the company has been in operation, the more situations they have had to deal with and the better they will be at reacting to any problem that may arise during your limo trip.
2. Available Vehicles
Certain occasions call for different types of limos. Would you want your prom ride to be the same car you would take to the airport? Limo company fleets range when it comes to the vehicles they provide and it is important to find a good match for your event. For really important events like a wedding or work party, you can even go beforehand to inspect the vehicle that you find best for the job.
3. Quality of Chauffeurs
It is sometimes difficult to get a feeling for chauffeurs at companies, because everyone will claim theirs are the best. To find out firmer details, ask the company for references from previous clients. You can call the clients and ask how they felt about their chauffeur. You may also want to ask the company about their driver-training program. There are also many sites that post user reviews of their limo experiences, and often people will name a particular driver if they were exceptionally good or someone to be specifically avoided.
From company to company, costs will vary dramatically. This is for several reasons, but after shopping around a little bit it isn’t always best to go with the cheapest pick. Sometimes for the best service and experience, you have to pay the most (or, definitely more than the least!). The lowest price is a good call when every other aspect of the company lines up with what you think suits your transportation needs. If they have the best drivers, quality vehicles, reliable service and are an established business, there is certainly no problem going with the lowest rate. However, extra costs are worth it to get the service that is right for you.