Want to Ride in a Limo? Here's What You Need to Know

Regardless of what age you are, you’re never too old to experience riding in a limo. Whether you’re planning for a wedding, an airport pickup, or a classy night around town, limos will get you where you need to go in style.
However, renting a limo can seem difficult if you’ve never done it before. There are many models to choose from and large variations in price. So what do you need to know that can make the process simpler?
If you’re planning on renting a limo soon, keep reading for a guide that’ll teach you everything you need to know.
A Limo Ride Makes a Great Gift 
Are you someone who struggles with getting your loved ones the right holiday gift? Do you end up running around at the last minute, searching for the perfect gift like 60% of other Americans? If you do, consider gifting someone (or a group of people) a limo ride. 
Limo rides can work great as holiday, anniversary, and birthday gifts. Although it may seem expensive, remember that you pay for the car, not the number of people. This means that if you give a group of people a limo ride, you won’t have to worry about other gifts for anyone.
The most excited people are often those who the limo surprised and picked up. Giving someone a limo ride as a surprise gift will, without a doubt, be something they don’t forget. 
Try to Go on off Days
If you have any flexibility on which days you can rent the limo, try your best to do so during the week. For most limo drivers, the weekend is their busiest time. This can make it harder to reserve a spot and can also jack up the prices.
Traveling on a Monday or Tuesday should give you the cheapest rates. Later days in the week should also be alright, although depending on where you are, chauffeurs may also be catering to clients attending conventions. 
Decide Which Model You Want
Most people who decide on renting a limo go with a traditional stretch limo. Although these can be great and classy options, remember that there are many other types of limos to choose from.
For a more modern option, consider going with a party bus. This is a large limousine that can fit more people. Most party buses come decked out with speakers, lights, and other amenities meant to give you and the other passengers the time of your lives.
If you need a professional option, consider going with an executive SUV limo. These work great for airport pickups, meetings, and other types of limo drop off and pick up service.
Use Numbers to Your Advantage
As mentioned, the majority of limo services charge you per car, as opposed to per person. This means that by traveling with the right number of people, you’ll be able to get the most out of your money.
Most limo services offer six-person, eight-person, and ten-person car options. Six-passenger cars are the cheapest option, so by filling it with five other passengers, you’ll get the best deal.
If you and the other passengers don’t mind, you can also request to ride in an older limousine. These will be clean, comfortable, and as luxurious as other models, but at a lower price. Make sure to ensure that it’s in good condition before committing to it. 
Understand What You’ll Be Paying For
When you fly in an airplane, you pay for your seat and nothing else. You don’t have to pay for aviation fuel or other costs. However, when renting a limo, the company will also charge you for gasoline. 
When you call the limousine company to make the reservation, they’ll ask you where you want to go. They use this information to estimate the cost for gas and then add the fuel cost to the final price that you pay. 
Aside from gasoline, you’ll also need to pay for any tolls or parking. Depending on how long of a journey you have planned, this can add up to a sizeable amount. Be aware of what costs you can expect, so you don’t run into any surprise expenses. 
Compare Different Companies and Rates
When booking any service, it’s essential that you do your research beforehand. There are many companies out there that are happy to scam you into paying ridiculous rates and fees.
Make sure to do some digging beforehand. Read up on reviews to see what past customers are saying about their limo experience. If possible, you can also try to get a referral, which can provide you with a firsthand testimonial. 
Once you narrow down your search to a few different companies, give them a call to see what their estimates and rates are. You can also check out their fleet and see if there’s a car that stands out to you. Then, do the same for a few other companies to find out which offer is the best. 
Limos for Every Occasion 
Renting a limo can seem difficult, but as this guide explains, it’s quite easy. By following these tips, you’ll be able to choose from the best limos and get the one that’s perfect for you and your loved ones. Get ready to have the time of your life!
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