How to Rent Your Limo

If you're planning a special occasion, one involving formal dress and a visit to a top notch venue, getting there in style is as important as wearing something stylish. Limousine service can be the right choice for you and your date and for your friends, family members and business associates. How should you go about…

If you're planning a special occasion, one involving formal dress and a visit to a top notch venue, getting there in style is as important as wearing something stylish. Limousine service can be the right choice for you and your date and for your friends, family members and business associates.

How should you go about renting a limo? What are your options? Those questions and more are answered as we take a look at this fantastic car service option.

Special Occasions

You've seen limos arrive at Hollywood and Broadway events, dropping off starlets and other VIPs who embarked stretched limousines for a walk up the red carpet. Luxury car service is available for everyone, but for a price. Weddings, sweet sixteen parties, high school prom and graduations are among the reasons why people choose to rent a limousine. If you're attending a formal dinner party, the grand opening of a new store, or some other special event, then securing car service for this festive occasion is important.

Choose Your Ride

What sort of car service you choose will depend on a occasion and number of people in your party. Weddings and proms are ideal reasons to secure a stretched limousine, typically a Lincoln Town Car, but sometimes a Lexus, Cadillac or even a Hummer. Go with a regular length limo if it is just you and your date else, of course, you want to impress people with your stretched ride.

Shop & Compare

Renting any vehicle can set you back hundreds of dollars for the evening as you secure the car and the services of a chauffeur to whisk you where where you are going and to wait for you upon your return. Determine the vehicle you want to rent first and the amount of time you'll need it. For example, if you are attending a two- to three-hour dinner engagement, you'll need the limousine for at least four hours to include picking you up and dropping you off. Contact the car service company and compare rates between equivalent vehicles and times. You'll also be paying the driver a tip, usually 20 percent of your total bill – some companies add that amount to your bill, while others expect you to tip the driver directly.

Reserve Your Ride

If you are attending a special occasion or other event where car service demand is likely to be strong, you should book your reservation immediately. Not just weeks in advance, but oftentimes many months, perhaps more than one year for signature occasions. Let the company know if you need drinks and food onboard or if you have a preferred route to take. Perhaps you have special stop you would like to make a long the way, just long enough to step out and wave to a friend or pick up other people en route.

Finally, make sure that the company you hire is licensed to serve in your state and is insured. You'll want to sign a contract – read it first – and you may want to obtain references.

Limo service is the absolute best way to go if you want to enjoy exceptional service while leaving the driving to a licensed and trained professional.