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Right Way to Hire a Limo

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During the course of this little conversation we are going to take a look at the steps you should take when trying to hire a limo service provide. All of these tips are simple to follow and if you follow them properly you will save both time and money. We cannot recommend a particular limo hire company because the market is constantly changing so it would be a waste of your time and ours. With that in mind it is time to begin the review of all the limo companies that are out there.

Identifying Limo Hire Companies in Your Area

This step is quite simple, you can go to Google and look for limo hire companies. The search engines are great at getting the names of the company but it will not tell you who to hire, that is a decision you need to come to on your own. After you have the names of all the limo firms you can start the actual screening process, don’t worry it is not complicated. Start by visiting the website of the limo company, does it look like a website that belongs to a successful organization? The question may sound sarcastic but limo service is associated with luxury so if the limo company does not have a professional looking website then chances are they are not a good prospect. If the websites are professional looking then you can move on to the next step.

  • Does the limo company have a newer fleet of limos? It is human nature to want the newest and best of everything. Review the fleet of limos the prospective company has and ask yourself whether these limos look good to you, if they do not then now would be the time to remove them from your list of prospects. If the fleet of vehicles does look good then you can put that particular limo hire firm on the top of your list.

Now that you know which of these limo companies has the most modern website and fleet you can start taking a closer look at them in detail. Find out how long the limo company has actually been in operation, you can get that information by going to the about section of the website. Try to list the firms from the top down based on the number of years they have been in operation.

Not All Limo Companies are Created Equal

When you have figured out which of these limo companies have been operating for the longest period of time you can start screening them based on the types of activities they focus on. There will be limo companies that specialize in weddings, graduations, stag parties etc… The list can be quite extensive but if you are looking to hire a limo for a wedding then you would naturally want to find those that specialize in weddings.

After you have found all of the limo companies that specialize in the type of activity you want you should take a look at their respective customer satisfaction track records. The simplest way to achieve that goal is to look online for testimonials left by other people who also dealt with the limo company in the past couple of years. To find that information you could look on their website but those testimonials are not always transparent. What you could do is go to the Facebook  page belonging to the limo company and review all of the comments made by former clients. You won’t find a perfect track record because you can’t please everyone all of the time but the limo company should have considerably more positive reviews than negative ones. When you have the list of limo companies that have considerably more positive reviews than negative ones you can look at their drivers.

Having a great looking limo is only half of the equation, you need a limo driver that is good behind the wheel but also understands the needs of their clients. This is an acquired skill that comes with experience and cannot be taught. One way to assess this is finding out how long the drivers have been working with the limo company. On their website there is usually a section for the “team” so go there and find out how long the drivers have been working with the limo company. If the drivers are new or have been there for less than two years then that limo company has a high turnover rate and probably wouldn’t be a suitable candidate.

Now that you know which of these limo companies have a stable workforce you can start contacting them for quotes. The costs associated with hiring a limo vary from company to company so it would be in your best interest to contact each of the companies on your list and ask them to provide you with a quote in writing on what they are going to charge. There are a few different billing models that are currently being used. One of them is to charge a flat rate for the entire night, the other is by the hour both have their benefits so what you have to do is think about how long you are going to need the limo for and based on that you can determine which billing model makes the most sense (pun intended). The last thing you should confirm is whether the price being quoted will include gratuity for the driver or is that something you discuss with the driver. If you have covered all of the steps we have mentioned then you should have no problems making the right decision on which limo company to hire.

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