Limousine Hire 101: What to Consider When Hiring a Limo
When planning your special event, finding a fantastic limousine to hire is essential to the travel experience. At Limousine King, we want you to have the most enjoyable journey in your limousine, which is why we’ve compiled these helpful tips to make booking your next limo a bit easier.
Plan the Details of Your Event
Before you know which limousine to hire, you should ask yourself some questions about the event you’re attending.
- What kind of event are you attending?
- How many people will you be traveling with?
- Will you need music or entertainment during your journey?
- If you’re attending a wedding, will your limousine need a bridal door?
- Will you be bringing luggage or other accessories with you?
If you can organise these details before booking your limousine, you’ll have a much better chance of choosing the right vehicle for your occasion.
No matter what event you’re planning, we recommend you book as early as possible.
For weddings, many people book months – possibly a year or more – in advance to secure their spot. Booking a month or more in advance is a good idea for other essential events like proms, birthdays, graduation ceremonies, or corporate events.
By booking your limo for hire early – you’ll avoid disappointment later on.
Inspect the Vehicle
Any reputable limo hire company will gladly show you their fleet in person.
At Limousine King, we’re happy to show our vehicles to any prospective clients. During this meeting, we also take the time to meet you and become familiar with the type of event you’re attending.
Any limousine you hire in Melbourne should look like a luxury vehicle. The paint job should be spotless, while the interior and upholstery should be spotless. Your car should also have plenty of space to suit your amount guests.
If you’re looking for entertainment options like a fully-equipped bar, sound systems, TVs, and Blu-Ray players – be sure to enquire about these features.
Meet the Chauffeur
If possible, take the time to become acquainted with your driver.
A great driver will be friendly, pleasant, and courteous towards you. They should be well-presented and take the time to understand our particular needs for the event. Most importantly, your chauffeurs must be licensed by the Taxi Services Commission.
If you’re lucky, your driver will go above and beyond for the event and give you a fantastic limo-for-hire experience in Melbourne.
Read Reviews and Testimonials for Limousine Hire
One thing you cannot judge based on the car or chauffeurs alone… is the overall experience.
Read comments, star ratings, and reviews left by previous customers.
If the company has a Facebook page, check out the reviews. You can also check Google, local hire websites, and the company’s testimonial page.
When reading reviews, you should remember their use of words and language. Does the review read like a real person wrote it? Be wary of any review using too much ‘sales talk’ or industry jargon, as the company or an unrelated third party probably wrote them.