What could be more luxurious than travelling in your own limousine? As you relax in comfort, letting your chauffeur do all the work, you’ll feel like a true VIP. And there’s no more impressive way to arrive at your destination than by stepping from a gleaming limo. It’s an experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. But be careful – hiring the wrong limo can be an expensive mistake. So here are a few simple tips to help you choose the perfect limo service for any journey.
Limousines come in all shapes and sizes
The limo you want for your wedding day could be very different from the one you send to collect an important client from the airport – and different again from the pimped-up fun palace on wheels that would be perfect for a night out with friends. Be sure to compare the models available from several different companies to find the one that suits your needs. Does it have enough seats? All the facilities you need? Will it create the right impression when you reach your destination? All important things to consider! Once you think you’ve found your limo, ask if you can see it. A picture on the internet isn’t as good as climbing inside for a proper look around. If possible, ask if you can meet your chauffeur too.
It goes without saying that you should check whether the limo service company you use has the right insurance and licenses. Ask if they belong to a trade organization such as the top Limousine Ottawa Association or the Minority Limousine Operators of America. Also be sure to check that their chauffeurs are properly trained and licensed. A professional driver won’t just make your journey more pleasant – they’ll also have the skills and knowledge to keep you safe should there be an accident, a breakdown or other problems during your journey.
Part of the fun of a limo service is all the extras you can have: from champagne on ice to music and DVD’s and even party balloons. Be sure to discuss exactly what you want in your limo when making the booking – and check that everything is included in the price. Unexpected extras can soon make the costs mount up. Ask for a written contract that includes all the details including the make and model of the limo, the date and times of your hire and the total price. A reputable company will have no problem in providing one.
Price isn’t everything.
You wouldn’t choose the cheapest wine on the menu – so don’t automatically go for the cheapest limo service quote you receive. Whatever the occasion, you want your limousine ride to be everything you dreamed of – so it’s worth paying a few extra dollars to make sure everything’s perfect.