Sometimes bigger is better – although more expensive as well. When deciding on the size of your limo and the amount of passengers, keep in mind that most car rentals see an “average” passenger as weighing 150lbs. This means that, in a six-passenger limousine, passengers in a limo can get quite cramped if there are six full-grown adults riding along.
You also need to factor in the following when you ask for quotes at a limousine rental company: If you require a few stops along the route, the might be extra charges that you need to be aware of.
The driver should get a tip. This is typically around 10% to 20% of the base price. Ask the company if they have already calculated this into your invoice, otherwise you need to set money aside for this. Find out if there will be any surcharges regarding fuel – to avoid unpleasant surprises when you get your statement. One really important thing to keep in mind is the costs added if you have to keep the driver over the agreed upon time. Although this might not be part of your plans, it might happen and, again, you want to be prepared. As they say: Foresight is better than hindsight.
When you get your quotes on rentals, keep in mind that the make, year and model of the vehicle are big factors. Older vehicles often have lower rates, and although it might sound like a good deal – remember that old is not always vintage. Make sure you know ahead of time what you are getting. Any good limo company will be glad if you take the time to come inspect the vehicle before your event, because both of you will then know that you are happy and looking forward to the ride.
Last but not least:
Before you commit to a rental contract – even if you think you have found the best company, search the web, phone around and read customer reviews and ratings. By reading reviews you will get a good idea as to what kind of service to expect.
So now you have found your company and would like to use them again. Remember to be polite and well-mannered towards everybody you encounter at the company. You expect your driver to behave and treat you with dignity and respect. You should probably do the same. Return customers might just get a few perks here and there and I’m sure you won’t say no to a little friendliness.