When most people think about hiring a limousine perhaps one of the things that instantly comes to mind is size. Most people are often looking for the largest and most luxurious limousines in the market regardless of if they want to be shuttled to an airport, meeting or to their wedding. However, apart from considering what type of limousine you want you also need to consider the limousine hire company. Since there are numerous companies to choose from how exactly do you know which ones you can trust beyond just want you read in their glossy advertisements? Below we look at five of the most important considerations you should make.
Consideration no. 1: The reputation of the company
Yes, this happens to be one of the first things that you should consider with any company prior to even deciding to do business with them. However, the problem with limousine hire companies is that there are so many out there that even people you know and who regularly rent limousines may not know which ones are the best. They will know that the ones they regularly work with are good but how comparatively good they are depends on how much deeper you dig. Do a bit of Googling for reviews and opinions from people in your city who have used the service. There are many rating sites that even rate these services based on the feedback they have received to date. This should help give you a good starting point from where you can choose which companies to do business with.
Consideration no. 2: Price consideration
Obviously everyone wants the best possible limousine hire but in the lowest possible price. Realistically though for service providers maintaining a great limousine costs money and its money that they need to charge people who rent these limousines or else they will not make a profit. So, well maintained limousines are obviously slightly more expensive, but the keyword here is “slightly”. You shouldn’t have to pay 100% or even 35% more for a well maintained vehicle. This is why to find the best price you need to shop around, get quotes and do a bit of bargaining.
Consideration no. 3: Do they provide a replacement guarantee?
What happens when the rented limousine suddenly breaks down half way to your meeting, tradeshow or wedding? Will you need to sit and wait for a replacement to arrive or will you just have to take the cab and pounder upon why you wasted that much money on a limousine. This all depends on the type of guarantee that the company provided. When a limousine hire company provides you with a guarantee this should almost always include immediately providing you with a replacement limousine which is exactly the same. However, many cheap and small limousine hire companies do not have replacements but they will also not mention what will happen in the event the limo breaks down. So, this is something you may want to ask them prior to even considering their limousine.
Consideration no. 4: Does the limousine hire company have a website
Any self-respecting limousine company nowadays should have a website. However in this day and age of the internet there are still a few companies that do not have websites and this often means that they are running a fly-by-night operation. Companies without a website cannot be thoroughly researched and there is no way for you to know much about them. You also cannot browse through their inventory of limousines for hire. So, the best thing to do is to stay away from.
Consideration on. 5: Make sure that the company is registered
The limousine hire company you end up giving your business to should be licensed and registered. This means that it is a legal business and not one run from a shabby office or from a home with three limousines on the lot. This also means that the business is responsible for their actions. Businesses like http://www.superstretch300.com.au has been around for a long time and are not just registered but also one of the leading suppliers of limousines for rent. These are the types of businesses you should trust when hiring a limo.
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Mark is one of the leading experts on limousine hire in Australia. He has run his own hire company with over a dozen or so limousine and luxury cars for over a decade. A trusted and reputed member of his community Mark also writes regularly for numerous magazines and blogs offering advice to wedding couples.