When you’re hiring or scouting for a limousine service, it’s important to be picky and for good reason. This is true with all facts of life, you don’t want to settle for the second best or what you think is just mediocre for you. You want to make sure you get the absolute best and you want to make sure you’re getting the best deal at all times. The problem is, most people don’t know what questions to ask when interviewing magazine companies and don’t want to know what to look for. There’s at least 5 different points on here that you should ask for or look into before going with a limousine company.
Experience – Before anything takes place or any kind of transaction talk takes place, inquire about the experience of the company and make sure they’ve aged in the business. This isn’t to say that new companies are bad and don’t deserve the business but it’s the more experienced and the longer the limousine company has been in business, it’s guaranteed to be better than others.
Licensed – Ask about their license and if they’re legally licensed to operate in that area. Every single transportation company that’s collecting profit from companies is under federal law to have a license from the transportation department, their local state and any other state required firm.
Insurance – What happens if there’s an accident while you’re in the limousine? Accidents happen and they can often be unpredictable so you need to make sure you’re covered in case something happens to you.
Affiliation – What kind of companies or organizations is this limousine company affiliated with? Do they have credibly affiliations with reputable places like the NLA (National Limousine Association) and any other associations they might be affiliated with.
Testimonials – Making your own background check on a company is highly important. Thankfully today, there’s places like yelp that exist that allow us to look up reviews on different companies and see what people are saying about them. If there’s one thing people aren’t shy about online, it’s leaving their unbiased opinion, especially if the opinion is bad. People only leave their review usually when a service is really good or really bad.
Gratuity – ask them about their gratuity policy because some limousine companies actually encourage or require you to give the driver some kind of tip. Is it mandatory for all of them and do you HAVE to pay the driver in most cases? Not exactly but believe me when I say that driver will remember you if you don’t and you’re probably not have going to a memorable next driver.
Again, use common sense when dictating what ride you should get into and what ride you shouldn’t. If something doesn’t feel like a safe ride or feel right, then go with your gut instinct. Don’t get into a shady looking limousine that doesn’t look safe or feel professional. You want to relax as much as possible, not worry about something going wrong. Also, make 100% sure they have insurance to cover an accident.