Whether you’re going to an exclusive event or just need airport service, riding in a chauffeured car or limo is a convenient and elegant way to travel. No matter if you’re a seasoned car service veteran or a fist time limo renter there are questions you should always ask before booking chauffeured services. Here are some great questions to help before booking your car/limo:
When will I need to pay for the Chauffeured Car/limo Services?
Finding out when your payment is due really depends on the type of service you’re looking for, either point to point or hourly billing. Once that’s decided, you will need to find out if payment in full or a deposit is collected at the time of booking. You will also need to know if the full balance will be due at the beginning of your trip or once services have been completed.
Is the tip for the chauffeur included in my payment?
Most limo companies have a policy that an additional 20% for the Chauffeurs tip is added at the time of the initial booking.
Is there a minimum if I choose hourly services?
If you decide to go with hourly services you will need to find out if there are a minimum number of hours required to rent the car/limo for. On average, this can range from 2 to 4 hours of a minimum charge.
Will I be able to get in touch with the chauffeur?
Make sure to ask if you will be able to get in touch with the Chauffeur who will be assigned to you and you can request the cell phone number of the person who will be picking you up and providing your Chauffeured services. This will be helpful to have before, during and after your trip.
Will alcohol beverages be allowed in the limo?
Of course the legal age for consuming alcohol beverages is 21 and most reputable companies will be fine with you consuming them, but check to make sure if they allow you to bring in your own items or if this is a service that will be provided for you.
For Parents who are renting a limo for their children who are under the legal age, make sure the company is aware there will be no adult supervision and confirm their policy regarding under age drinking. Most reputable limousine service companies will have you sign a waiver acknowledging this, for insurance and liability provisions.