Tips on Having the Best Limo Ride Ever

If you have found us then you must be interested in having the best limo ride ever or just interested in learning about limos in general, whatever brought you here we would like to welcome you to what we feel is a great resource for everything related to the limo hire world. We are not going to tell you which limo company you should hire and which to avoid, it wouldn’t be fair to you so we have put together these suggestions that will make the entire experience simpler.

Not All Limo Companies Are Created the Same

Open up a tab in your browser so you can flip back from us and the new tab, is it open? Great, so do a search for limos or some variation in the world and you will be given a large list of limos for hire in the area. Each and every one of these websites are going to say they are the “best” however we all know that the “best” is highly subjective so we come up with a few easy to ask questions that should help you narrow down the list of prospects.

  • What type of vehicles does the limo company have? The majority of us think a limo is a long, white car but that is just one variation of the vehicles that are available. While looking at the fleet try to find out what the seating capacity is of the limos and whether the vehicles are new. This sounds like a lot of research but you can tell just by looking at the photos whether the limos are newer. If they are newer and have a large seating capacity, then move them up on your list of prospects.
  • Does the vehicles come with WiFi built in? This is a modern creature comfort but chances are you and the people riding with you will want to stream the activities from inside the limo and having WiFi will help make that a reality.
  • Are the drivers professional and have a clear criminal record? There are some limo companies that are not very particular about who drives their vehicles and while that is their preference you should seek out limo companies that hire professional looking individuals who do not have criminal records.
  • How long has the limo company been in business? If you are planning a very important event, then you want to be absolutely sure the limo company is going to be punctual. One way of protecting yourself is focusing on limo companies that have been in business for a couple of years and have a track record that you can substantiate. Can you imagine hiring an inexperienced limo company only to realise they are not able to show up when you needed them the most!

Additional Odds and Ends to Consider

When you have gone through the preliminary screening to only list the limo companies that seem to be good candidates then you can start to really get down to the nuts and bolts.  You should try to find out how the limo company bills for their services, is it by the mile, by time or both? What you should do is look on the website to get this information, if you can’t find their billing information then call into their customer support division and find out directly from them.

Now that you know how the limo companies are billing for their time the next thing you will need to find out is whether the limo has alcohol inside and if you have to pay extra for it or was that already factored into the pricing? The majority of limo companies will include the cost of alcohol in their quoted rate but that is not always the case so what you have to do is confirm this before you move on to the next step which is assessing the limo companies based on their track record in the community. Circling back to what we said at the start of our conversation, the limo companies all claim they are the best but this is where the rubber meets the road. One of the simplest ways to establish the reputation of the prospective limo companies is by doing some research on social networking websites starting with Facebook.

Take your time reading over the feedback left on these social networking websites and pay close attention to complaints about the limo never showing up as promised. The reason you have to really focus on reliability is when you have everyone expecting a limo and it doesn’t show up you will lose respect and that is something you cannot put a price tag on. When you have figured out which limo companies have the best “show rate” the next step is contacting them and finding out whether they have a contract or agreement to review. Inside the agreement it should cover items like what happens if you want to keep the limo longer than expected, whether there is a deposit upfront and if so how much will it be. After you have reviewed those items the last thing you will need to do before making the appointment is confirm with your group they are available and interested in going out with you. Can you imagine how it would feel to book a limo and not have anyone to go out with to party!

While we have covered a lot once you actually put the suggestions into action you will realise it does not take much effort to find a great limo for hire. What you should do is document your experience by posting feedback online so other individuals can benefit from your insight, that is the best way to keep limo companies honest.


Top Tips on Hiring a Limo

Last week was hectic. I was covered with files and papers from head to toe. Making and receiving calls, meeting clients and all the bells and whistles of a 9 to 5 job really wore me out. The thought of coming week kept me going because some of my old buddies were in town and we had planned a crazy week together. So I worked extra hours daily and went to my boss and requested him to give me a few days off. Seeing my recent performance and hard work, he was more than happy to give me a few days off.

I won’t get into too much details about my crazy time with my pals but believe me, it was awesome. We rented a Limo for 5 hours daily and hit every place we used to hang out. I’ve rode limos in the past but it was an unforgettable experience because this time I rented it by myself, with a thorough research so that we could get the best service in the best price possible.

Being a “The Limo King” (yes that’s what I like to call myself now and yes I know it’s cheesy) I thought I should share my experience and may be some tips to you people about renting a Limo. So let’s get going.

Google is your best Friend:

Now a days every search starts with Google. Whether you are looking for, a phone, a classic book or any service you’ll find that on internet. Following the norm, I started my search with google and went through a bunch of websites of different Limo services in my area.

Starting your search from internet is very helpful because:

  • You have a starting point for your search.
  • You can compare the prices and the quality of service you’ll be getting.
  • You can read the reviews (not always authentic, we’ll discuss it later in the article) and make an informed decision.

In a nutshell, you’ll be able to see a complete picture before renting a Limo.

Pick Up the Phone and Start Asking Questions:

After the google search you now have a list of different limo service providers. Note down their phone numbers and start calling them. Although you already have some information about their services but contacting them directly can get you some more perks because the market is very competitive and companies have to go an extra mile to beat their competitor.

You can also judge their customer service in this way, not to mention you can get answers to the questions that are not mentioned on their website. You can ask them about the number of years they’ve been in this market, how many vehicles do they have, do they have a “Private Hire Insurance”, are their chauffeurs licensed etc.

If you want a specific type of vehicle or if you have any other requirement you can ask their customer service about it and clear your doubts so that there isn’t a problem afterwards that could ruin your day.

Ask others who Have used the Service Before:

Before you go on and pay the advance, make sure to check the references. Although you can do this on internet but the online reviews are not always legit. Anyone can make an account and can easily rate a service best or worst without even experiencing it. So online ratings are not usually reliable.

Check with the former customers, they can provide you a fair review of the service you’ve chosen.

Settle the Amount Before You Mount:

Well, I’ve tried my best to grab your attention with a corny title because this is the most important aspect of hiring a limo.

You should ALWAYS settle all the costs and prices before your trip.

Ask the Limo company to tell you all the fees and surcharges up front. Limo companies usually don’t mention the exact prices, the price you’ve seen on their website or brochure may not include fuel cost. So when a Limo company tells you that you will be charged $90/hour, make sure to ask them if it includes all the fees or is this the rate excluding the cost of fuel and other perks i.e. some limo companies provide drinks and snacks and charge them separately too. Asking the prices up front will save you from all the hassle later on.

Good limo service providers will tell you their price plan without any hesitation.

Check Your Ride Before the Trip:

Before your trip make sure to pay a visit to the renting company’s office personally and ask them to show you the limo you’ll be hiring. Thoroughly check it so you won’t end up riding a vehicle that could ruin your mood and day.

Enough about selecting a limo service, now here are a few tips that will help you save some bucks while hiring a limo servce.

  • Try to rent a limo on weekdays. Weekdays are not ‘hot’ in terms of business for the limo providers so you can easily get a discount if you rent a limo on weekdays.
  • Ask for an old but clean vehicle. New vehicles cost more but there is not much difference in the riding experience. Old vehicle can reduce the cost but make sure to get a clean vehicle, not ‘too old’ preferably.
  • You can take your own snacks and drinks hence cutting the money spent on Extras offered by the Limo services.

So folks, that’s all from my side. I know you have learnt a few good things from this article that will hopefully make your experience more enjoyable and economic. Your feedback is always valuable to us. Let us know your experience!








First thing’s first: the price. Sure, there are many limo services out there who will give you and your guests a great night out in the town for 150 dollars or more per hour, which adds up fast (if you want to have a decent party length that is). Ouch! Well, rest easy, because not all limo services are outrageous. You will have to be willing to pay a little bit after all; you are going to be riding in a limo. However, there are many affordable limo services out there for those of us who want to have fun, and still not break the bank. You just have to do your homework and search for good prices, because they are out there!

Crack open that phone book, and open that internet browser: time to start looking for a limo service.

Time to start looking for the perfect limo service for you. Search, search, and search are my advice for you! Use different keywords frequently, and re-search-it may help you find what you’re looking for faster that way. Enter keywords like limos plus [your city name] in your search box to see what you can find. If you’re looking for affordable limo services, try typing affordable limo services with [your city name] in your search box. Look in your local phone book as well for limo services. There are a ton of limo services to choose from no matter which resource, the internet or phone book, you use.

Say you’re looking for the perfect limo hire service for you, but you do just not seem to find anything. Keep looking, and don’t give up! You will find something! I almost felt like giving up at one point, but then up came the perfect limo service right there, waiting for me. Keep your chin up you will find the perfect limo service that works for if you!

Once you have your limo set and ready to go, it’s now time to invite everyone! Make some cute invitations that have to do with the theme of your party (if you’re a party has a theme), etc.-get creative with it! Let all of your guests know they’re invited to your party well in advance to be polite. Ask your guests to R.S.V.P. as soon as possible, that way you know who’s coming, and who’s not (if anyone).

Think about maybe buying some party favours. They add flair to any party, and get people in the mood for fun. Even if they’re little cheesy things, they’re still fun, and your guests are bound to appreciate the effort you’ve made. Think of a theme, or some type of party favours you’d like to get. I personally did leis-I got tons of them for my guests, and we all had a ball with those.

Also, if your limo does not provide sodas, you may be able to bring your own ask ahead of time, though. The limo service I got provided glasses (champagne and regular), with water and ice. Most of my guests are not major water drinkers, so I asked the limo people if it was alright if I brought some sodas of my own along, and they said it was fine. So you never know just ask. On the topic of drinks you’re going to want something fun and festive to drink those drinks out of, right? You can find those awesome little plastic champagne glasses at Party City; etc.-any party store should have plastic champagne glasses. Those are always fun, and they make everyone feel fancy. Sometimes, though, like with my limo, they provided actual champagne glasses. Accidentally, I had forgotten to bring my champagne glasses, but luckily, we had the ones that were provided with our limo. Don’t like the look of the usual plastic champagne glasses? No worries! Other types of plastic champagne glasses actually look like real champagne glasses! You just have to search for some. If your local party store does not have the type of champagne glasses you’re looking for, maybe buy some online you can get tons at a low price! If you’re unsure what all is going to be in your limo for drinks, ask! Don’t be afraid you’re the customer, and they want you to be happy. Call them to ask about anything that’s going to be in your limo at that!

Play music! Tell your friends to bring their CDs/DVDs (if your limo has a DVD player) too. Yes, it is your party, but by letting everyone bring their own music too, they’ll have more fun. Everyone likes listening to their favourite music. Take turns, and be a good sport. There should be a radio in your limo as well, though, if you and your guests would just prefer to station surf.

Take pictures! One of the most important things to do besides having fun! Tell all of your guests to bring their cameras as well, and then send all of the pictures to everyone the next day to laugh and reminisce about your awesome party! And call Derby limos.