Sometimes the concept of a limousine service is a little bit misunderstood. We have talked with a number of people, and a surprising number of them thought you would only contact a limousine service if you wanted to hire a stretch limo for a special event. And while you can most definitely get a stretch limo for such events, there are plenty of other occasions where you would want to contact a limousine service provider. With that in mind, we have listed some answers to frequently asked questions about limousine services.
What type of cars are available from a limousine service?
Aside from stretch limos, it is possible to request a black sedan, SUV, party bus or passenger bus when you contact a limousine service company. A stretch limo does not make sense if you are wanting to go to the airport, which is why the luxury sedans and SUVs are an option. If you have a party of ten or more people who are attending the same event, hiring a party or passenger bus makes a lot of sense. With all of these vehicles, you are going to get a highly qualified driver who will ensure you get to your destination safely and on time.
When to reserve a limo or luxury vehicle?
Unlike taxis, Ubers or Lyfts, there are advantages to requesting a limousine service ahead of time. Not only are you guaranteed to get the specific vehicle you requested, but you are giving the limousine service company plenty of notice about when they need to arrive at your location. For instance, if you have a flight at 9pm on Friday, you may want to get to the airport at 730pm. By filling out the reservation form at least 24 hours in advance, you have a guarantee that a driver will be at your location at the scheduled time. There is absolutely no need to mess around with taxis 20 minutes before you are looking to leave the house – not when you can have a limo or luxury sedan requested and booked 24 hours in advance.
Can I request a vehicle for a certain period of time?
Yes, many customers who request limousine services intend to keep the vehicle at their behest for a certain period of time. If you are attending an event that will last for a few hours, you may want your limo to remain waiting for you when the event finishes up. All you have to do is request the “hourly charters” service and specify how many hours you are requesting. The form will indicate the limousine service company’s hourly rate.
Do I need to provide a credit card number at the time of the reservation?
Yes, when you are reserving a limo or luxury vehicle, you are making a commitment to using the company’s service. They are only going to come through on your reservation if you have a valid credit card on file when you make your booking. Most companies have a specific cancellation policy (a certain number of hours before your scheduled trip). If you cancel beforehand, you are not charged. But if you do not cancel at the required time, you will be charged for the service even if you end up changing your mind at the last minute.