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Don’t Make a Precious Limousine Rental Mistake!
Most people wouldn’t hire the cheapest surgeon, or stay at the cheapest hotel, yet, many customers shop for a limousine service in this fashion. The biggest mistake you can make when looking to hire a limousine service is basing your decision solely on the “best price”. This translates into a large risk for you. Do you want to accept the risks outlined below?
Risks You Accept When Shopping for the ‘Best Limo Price’
- Your limousine does not show up. You miss your concert.
- Your limousine is late. You miss your flight.
- A 1987 Lincoln Limousine rusting at the seams arrives at your door when you were expecting a 2004 model. Instead of being lavished in luxury, you are embarrassed.
- Your limousine chauffeur exercises poor customer service with your company’s most influential client. You loose the account.
- Your limousine breaks down on the motorway during transport to the Super Bowl. You and 7 of your friends missed the big game—yet, you saved $35.
- Your limousine service gets into an accident and does not have proper insurance to cover the damages involved in your injuries.
- Your limousine shows up late for your wedding. The groom doesn’t get to the church until 1 hour later amongst bewildered and disgruntled guests. Yet, you saved $50. Is Any Of This Worth Saving a Few Bucks?
Ask to See The Company’s Limos
- Check out the vehicle you plan on renting. Some companies utilize older limo fleets. You don’t want to be surprised on your wedding day when a 1988 limousine shows up at the church when you were expecting a year 2003 model!
Get A Signed Contract for Any Reservation
- Reliable and professional service will be more than happy to provide you with a signed-contract for service. Companies who can’t supply a contract may not be confident in their ability to fulfill your reservation.
Ask About Limo Insurance & Permits
- All limousines are required by law to be licensed, have insurance ($1.5 Million - $5 Million per limousine) and proper permits. Unfortunately, the Yellow Pages and advertising services do not require the same in order to advertise. To protect yourself from “dodgy companies”, ask for proof of these with your signed contract.
Ask About Limo Industry Associations
- Companies who belong to industry associations usually must abide by special insurance regulations and service rules. Reputable associations such as the National Limousine Association (NLA) are good indications that your service provider does their due diligence.
- “We don’t have your reservation”
- Don’t be the bride which gets the “We don’t have your reservation” story. Cover yourself by getting a signed contract and by shopping smart. Shopping on price alone is dangerous. Some unethical operators do not hesitate to drop a reservation to pickup a better paying fare.