Today, finding a stretched limousine to hire is as easy as finding apples at a fruit market. Every seller has a different brand, sizing, color, feel, quantity and price.
BUT WHICH ONE SHOULD WE BUY?
There are so many limousines and limousine companies to choose from when deciding on who to trust with your event but the problem is that just like the apples at the fruit market, the good are mixed in with the bad. So it’s a must to choose a company that will tick all the boxes so you and your group have a smooth and stress free ride.
In the below, I will discuss the most common fears people have when it comes to booking in a hire car or stretched limousine.
1.VEHICLES NOT SHOWING UP
This is every passenger’s worst nightmare. So often we hear of stories in the industry of vehicles not arriving to their customers, sometimes not on time and sometimes not at all.
This is when the panic sinks in. After so much planning on your event: venues, guests, catering, times, Dj’s, music and lighting, air flights, accommodation, dinner reservations, effort and money all it takes is the vehicle to not show up and that can destroy all of that planning.
So often we receive calls from stranded passengers being left at the airport with no lift home or a Hens night gone wrong and even wedding vehicles not showing. SO! It’s important to pick the right company, one that understands your needs and can erase any doubt or worry of something going wrong on the day.
2. LATE VEHICLES
In our books, this problem is as bad as the first. When planning a special event there is usually a timeline that is scheduled so that everything fits in to place now so much as an unorganized driver, wrong GPS scheduling, previous bookings running over time and even so much as a flat tire without a spare can set your plans and schedule back hours. What a disaster!
3. BEING SENT THE WRONG VEHICLE
Too often we hear of this one happening in the industry, now this is one to look out for. Often, smaller companies advertise that their fleet size is a lot larger than what they can offer when realistically they operate off one or two vehicles. This can cause great risk as vehicles can get double booked, bookings can over lap and interrupt your booking and even risk not showing up.
Not to mention it is a major disappointment when promised a certain vehicle and when it comes to the event a totally different stretched limousine arrives. “This isn’t what I booked” “they have stuffed up and they just got here” are all words you want kept out of your mouth.
So it is important to ask questions about the fleet upon booking a stretched limousine. Things like “how many of the stretched Chryslers do you have on your fleet” “ how many depots do you have”
4. DIRTY VEHICLES
On the busiest nights in the busiest of cities it is easy for companies to send out stretched limousines without a care and their most common excuse is “sorry it’s a busy night” which doesn’t excuse the empty champagne bottles in the rear and a trashed limousine interior. “Get Chauffeured” carries cleaning packs in each vehicle so no matter how many transfers the vehicle has on that night it will always arrive clean and ready to impress.
5. UNPROFESSIONAL CHAUFFEUR’S
In an industry as fun and exciting as the limousine business, you need a Chauffeur that loves what he does. Too often we hear of experiences being ruined because the Chauffeur was in a bad mood, unprofessional or unmotivated.
You can combat this by asking the company things like; how long their Chauffeur’s have worked for the company and/or if they own and operate the vehicles on a daily basis.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT!
These are the top five biggest scares in the limousine industry and with our inside knowledge you should be able to iron out a few creases that could potentially ruin your event. It is important to see what is happening in this industry as so many limousine companies are out there and it is easy to get mixed up between the good and the bad.
If you have any other questions regarding limousine hire, the vehicles we have or the services we offer please call us on 1300553376 for more information.
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