Limos are more than just a Car. It’s a luxurious way of moving around the city and the perfect option if you are attending a ball, party or your bestie is getting married.

Rental limousine services are, hands down, one of the best way to be taken anywhere. Whether it’s a bachelor/bachelorette party, birthday party, graduation, or just about any other happy occasion, being picked up or dropped off with a limousine, especially a stretch limousine, is the way to go. However, there are a few things that need to be considered before doing so. The following is a checklist for those thinking about renting a limousine for a friend’s big day.

It’s All About the Car

Most people, when they hear the words “limousine service” immediately think of a stretched car driven by a uniformed chauffeur. In reality, limo service can encompass different vehicles such as large sedans, SUV’s and vans. Limo services are also known as black car service. And no, they are not only meant for movie stars and rock stars. In fact, with a little bit of research and a few phone calls, you may be surprised at how affordable it can be.

When booking a vehicle always make sure you understand which type of vehicle you want. Next, ask about what make and model vehicles they have. If you do not specify, they may send an older car that may not be in good condition. Make sure to get all prices up front. Some Rental Limousine services will charge by the hour/miles, and others will charge for a block of time. Prices are rarely carved in stone, so don’t hesitate to negotiate and get a lower price. Look at all the options and start asking around for best prices and cars. Some limo companies may have access to exotic stretch cars for a reasonable price.

Chauffeurs can Make all the Difference

The chauffeur you are going to get is as important as the type of car. In fact, a bad chauffeur can ruin the whole experience. Therefore, be sure to ask for a chauffeur who is experienced and knows his way around the town. A good chauffeur is someone who is a safe driver, has a good knowledge of the locality and understands what good customer service is all about. Most limo services companies will include beverages upon request, especially for stretch limo services. Ideally, the car should come with champagne glasses, soft drinks, ice, and snacks. This will depend on the company and what you negotiated with them. Again, just as you would bargain for the best car, you can bargain for good service.

The Time of the Week and Year

So the next time you think about rental limousine services do not hesitate to look around and ask around. Remember, weekends are the busiest days of the week for any limo company. As far as the time of year goes, April and May are some of the busiest seasons for limo companies, because of school and college graduation ceremonies. December and January are some of the slowest months because even wedding season winds down by then.

So, if your friend’s big day is just around the corner, start looking for a good limo service right away. Do the booking done before everything gets booked.