Renting A Limo: Things to Consider


Today, limousines are more than standard sized black colored luxury cars. Limos come in all colors, types, and sizes. Most people still rent the standard sized black limousine also called a limo. Others rent the extra long limousines in the standard colors of black and white. Then, there are the party buses which are referred to as limousines. Safe to say, when ordering a limousine, you need to be specific about what color, type, and size of a limousine that you want to rent. Also, consider the limousine service company to use. Before you choose a limousine service company, conduct research to review various rental companies. Most people don’t consider the details involved with car rentals such as money, insurance, and cost per hour or per day. You will want to check the limo company’s safety and driving records. When renting a limousine, there are many details to consider. For example, if a minor wants to rent a limousine to use for a prom or other event, first, they must have a signed parental consent form.

Before you rent a limo, ask a lot of questions, such as, is there travel time charged? Save money on travel time charges by choosing a local company. Ask questions about the company’s years of experience. Ask about the type of services offered and their service specialty. Do they service airport rides, only business clients for meetings, or provide limos for weddings? Ask about their business reputation rating and check it with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Check online reviews. Ask about proof of insurance coverage, a valid business license, services offered as guaranteed, and discounts offered. Make sure that the company’s business license is valid for the state where the business is located or the state of business operation. Avoid using companies that do not provide proof of insurance and business license. If you are unsure about any company, find another reputable limo service.

Some tips: Ensure that the written agreement includes details such as the model of the limo, its year and make of the limousine. The contract should list all charges (including all surcharges and taxes). As well, the contract should list all services to be provided and all guarantees offered by the company.

Ask the limo rental company to list all charges in writing. Before you sign a contract, be very sure that you are satisfied with your choice of a limousine rental service. You will spend a lot of money to rent a limo so pay for only what is listed in the limousine rental contract. Don’t let the limo service company tack on extra charges. Also before signing a rental contract, settle on the exact price and ask if you will need extra money to tip the driver. Ask whether the tip is included in the contracted charges. Make sure that you don’t pay twice for tipping the driver. Also, don’t go for cheap rental prices used to attract customers. Often, cheaper prices can lead to substandard service