Limousine rental services can be pricey, especially when coupled with the high cost of gas and the above average cost of living in many metropolitan areas.
And it doesn’t really matter why you’re hiring a limousine service in the first place. If you do not get the limo rental service that you expect, you are going to end up disappointed with the experience.
The simple fact of the matter is, there are certain minimal things that you should receive from any limousine service and others that you should make sure that they offer before you sign on the dotted line.
Here are 3 good questions to ask any limousine company that you intend on using with as well as some of the services that you should expect to receive.
1) First of all, you should realize that hiring the least expensive limousine company is not necessarily going provide you with the best value.
After all, many companies can generally cut their prices to a certain level because they will also be cutting some of the services that they offer. Yes, there are some limousine services that will give you excellent service at a discount rate. But they are a definitely scarce commodity.
It is a much better idea for you to spend a little bit more money on a limousine service that comes highly recommended or that you know will give you great service. The extra money that you spend will be well worth it.
2) If you are renting a limo for your corporation, you should always ask the limo company to see any corporate references that they have. Any limousine service that is worth hiring for corporate reasons is going to have plenty of these references to back them up.
It is also a good idea for you to check any insurance and permits that the company has. Each limousine company is required by law to carry these documents but there are some fly-by-night companies that will attempt to run their service without them.
3) Finally, you should make sure that you always get a signed a contract where you clearly understand the pricing as well as any guarantees.
This hold true whether you’re going to be hiring a limousine service for a large event or just booking the service for a small get-together.
Yes, getting a signed contract sounds almost too obvious to mention. However, many customers can get caught up in the moment when they see the luxury found in most high-end limousines. Many limos come equipped with everything from disco strobe lights to bubble machines and even big screen TVs.
So getting a signed contract where you fully understand all the contingencies is very important. Be sure to ask about your expected refund in cases where you need to cancel due to illness or if your event gets cancelled. Most limo companies offer at least a partial or full refund as long as you give 48 hours notice.