Whether you are heading out for a night out on the town with your bachelorettes, trying to find a luxury ride to your Prom, or in need of a vehicle for an important client, you might look into renting a limousine. While there are likely many companies in your area that offer limousine rental, it’s important to know the following tips in order to save yourself time, money and a hassle later on.
The first step for renting a luxury vehicle is to plan ahead. Around 60% of limousine services have fewer than 5 vehicles, meaning that during a busy season (such as prom season), you may end up unable to find a limo unless you plan ahead.
Decide on the Number of People
The second step when looking into a stretch limo rental service is to determine the number of people that will be riding in the luxury vehicle. If there are only a few of you, it may be better to go with a different vehicle option rather than a stretch limousine. There are many other options, such as regular limousines, sedans, and party buses, as is explained in the next tip.
Decide on the Vehicle
Depending on the number of people who will be riding in the vehicle, and the reason for renting, it may benefit you to look into other options besides a stretch limo rental. For example, stretch limousines are actually the second most popular choice for business clients, as the majority request sedans. However, if you have 12 people who will be riding in the vehicle, your best option is to look into a party bus or stretch limousine rental.
Research Companies in Your Area
Most companies that offer stretch limo rental services will have websites that you can look at. Some of these websites will include the pricing for their vehicles; however, many require that you request an estimate for your specific limo rental service. This is another reason to plan ahead, as you may find that some companies are much more expensive than others. You should also research the reviews on each limousine service, as you will want to avoid any with negative reviews, especially because most times they will be for important events.
Figure Out the Cost and Book!
The last step is to figure out the final cost of the stretch limo rental and, in the case of Proms and Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, share that with the others who will be riding along. In this case, you’ll want to split the cost of the limousine rental. When you book the limousine service, make sure that you get a written confirmation (via email or by mail) of your confirmed date, time and vehicle so you don’t face problems later!
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