Hiring A Limousine: What To Keep In Mind
Are you planning to hire a limo for an upcoming social event? If you have never hired one before, you may be worried about doing something wrong. But fear not – limousines are also vehicles. Here are some useful tips to consider:
- Offseasons and discounts – this point is especially relevant if you are looking for wedding limos Sydney are on a somewhat tight budget (but still want to hire a limo for your wedding). The late spring and early summer seasons are usually the peak wedding season in most countries, which means that most services related to the wedding industry will likely up their prices. On the reverse side, this also means that there is what you would call an offseason for weddings, and it comes with lower prices (or discounts, so to say). If you want to avoid paying a hefty chunk for your services, it might be worthwhile scheduling your wedding date in the autumn and winter seasons, which see a significantly lower number of weddings. Not to add, it will be considerably easier to find rental companies which are not fully booked for the months ahead.
- Options – when it comes to limousines, there are varieties (though you might not be expecting that!). The differences are in the seating options provided. The standard limousines are six-passenger vehicles, but you also have options for eight and ten passengers respectively, and there are the ‘stretched limos’ which are considerably more spacious. Of course, the pricing increases with the bigger models. The six-seater is the most economical option, especially if you are planning to share the ride with other people (and can therefore split the price). This also applies if you are planning on renting one as a wedding car hire.
- Pricing – when it comes to the pricing, there are a number of things you should be on the lookout for, but chiefly you should be paying attention to two main things: the deposit percentage, and the itemization of the costs for the quote you are given. Most rental companies will ask for an initial deposit that is between twenty and fifty percent of the total price; avoid any companies that ask upfront for higher percentages. And of course, do not forget to ask the agent in question how exactly the quote is made up: it needs to include the fuel, any tolls, driver fees, etc.
- Inspections – and finally, make sure to pay a personal visit to the limousine you are intending to hire before you agree to the contract and shell out your money! The reason is not only because you need to make sure that the vehicle is as described and in proper condition, but also because you need to see that it is properly cleaned! Limos are often rented out for parties and similar events, and the aftermath does not leave a pretty (or pleasant smelling) interior, so make sure to peep in inside.