AB Limousine FAQ & Tips
Opening your door to arriving in style. We can help you find the right limo or for your event. Whether you are going to the planning a wedding, prom or headed to the big game, it is important that you get the best vehicle and service for your money. There are many factors to consider when booking limo service. We hope this guide helps you get the most from your luxury transportation experience.
Getting the right limo often depends on the type of occasion, number of people, number of hours you’ll need and how far you’re going. Most companies will need to know if this is for a wedding, concert, prom, birthday party or maybe an anniversary – and they often specialize in certain events to deliver the best possible experience. The more details you can provide, the better the value and service you’ll receive.
Not all limousine services are equal. Price should not be the only factor in your search. Much like renting a hotel, different price points often mean different service levels. It good to have a budget determined ahead of time, but also know what type of experience you want.
Often times, the right vehicle can make all the difference. A stretch SUV Limo for your next bachelor party or a classic antique for riding off in style from the wedding. Ensure the vehicle your getting has the space, features and look for your next event. Try to book a vehicle that has room for at least one to two more people than are in your party. Some companies provide music (radio or satellite radio), so ask in advance or be prepared to take your iPod or a mix CD with enough music to last the whole ride. Also ask about features like the seating arrangement and luggage capacity for large group vehicles.
Always make sure you are checking prices apples-to-apples between services. Each limousine company will generally have their own unique pricing policies. Most companies offer services priced by the hour – but may also offer flat/guaranteed rates for airport rides or sometimes all-inclusive packages. Pay attention to “add on’s” like fuel surcharges or other services fees not included in the base price. FYI, it is customary to tip drivers 18-20% of the base price. Most companies automatically charge a driver tip, while some leave it the customer to decide. Be sure you get the full price up front when weighing your options.
A package is often the best choice for special occasions like weddings, concerts, prom, sporting events or other ride types with a predictable start and end time. Packages will generally provide a set number of hours, in a vehicle that fits your party size and event for a fixed, all-inclusive price. Some companies offer packages for every type of service and most give substantial “bulk rate” price breaks.
RESERVE EARLY – ESPECIALLY FOR BIG EVENTS
The most important thing to consider when booking a limo is safety for yourself and your party. Legitimate limo companies need to be registered with their Municipal and Provincial with Licensing and Insurance Requirements. Never book a limo with a company that can’t promptly show you their licensing and insurance credentials – don’t take chances.
Think about all the details of your ride experience. Do you need ice or drinks? Do you have a preferred route for your ride? What stops would you like to make? Providing these details to your chosen limo service provider will help them meet your needs – and do this for the right price.