Limos 101

Suggestions for Finding the Perfect Car Service

Elite Limo can help you find the right limo or other chauffeured transportation option for your event. Whether you are going to the airport, planning a wedding or 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 ground transportation service. We hope this guide helps you get the most from your luxury transportation experience.

Plan ahead

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 chauffeured service provider will help them meet your needs – for the right price.

Focus on value: the best service at the best price

Not all ground transportation 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’s good to have a budget determined ahead of time, but also know what type of experience you want. Discerning clients value their time, value their safety and appreciate great customer service.

Know before you go

Getting the right vehicle often depends on the type of occasion, number of people, number of hours you’ll need and how far you’re going. For some special occasions, like birthday bash, bachelor party, or prom, a 20-passenger party bus could be the best option, and for other events, like airport transfer or hourly car service on a business trip, a classic Lincoln town car would suit the most. Many companies specialize in certain events to deliver the best possible experience. The operators often offer limousine and other vehicle packages for popular events like weddings, anniversaries, concerts, and wine tours. The more details you can provide, the better the value and service you’ll receive. Elite Limo allows you to enter all your trip details to get a custom quote online.

Get the right ride

Often times, the right vehicle can make all the difference – a stretch Hummer limo for your next bachelorette party or a classic antique car for riding off in style from the wedding. Ensure the vehicle can accommodate all passengers and bags, 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. Not sure which is the best ride for you? Check out our Vehicle Guide to learn more about party buses, stretch SUVs, luxury sedans, deluxe motor coaches and other vehicles our operators provide.

Reserve early – especially for big events

Start searching well before you need your limousine or party bus. In general, it is best to start looking 3-4 weeks before your event. After you’ve selected the right car service provider, get confirmation in writing or via e-mail. For special occasions, it’s generally a good idea to contact your provider a week before the event, just to ensure everything is confirmed.

Safety first

The most important thing to consider when booking a limousine or car service is safety for yourself and your party. Legitimate limo companies need to be registered with their state (US only), have the proper levels of insurance and be properly licensed. Never book a limo with a company that can’t promptly show you their licensing and insurance credentials – don’t take chances.