Tips for Finding the Perfect Limo or Car Service
Limos.com 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.
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.
Limos.com allows you to enter all your trip details to get the most accurate quotes online - and only displays car & limo companies who can service your occasion, passengers and meet our strict requirements.
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.
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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 you're getting has the space, features and look for your next event. 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 Limo Pricing Guide to learn more about party buses, stretch SUVs, luxury sedans, deluxe motor coaches and other vehicles our operators provide.
Limos.com service partners offer vehicle pictures, descriptions and videos, and are available to answer any questions you may have prior to your trip.
Get the whole price
Always make sure you are checking prices and comparing apples-to-apples between car services. Each limousine company will generally have their own unique pricing policies. Most companies offer services priced by the hour - but may also offer flat/guaranteed rates for airport car rides or sometimes all-inclusive packages. Pay attention to "add on's" like fuel surcharges or other service fees not included in the base price. FYI, it is customary to tip drivers 18-20% of the base price. Most companies automatically charge a driver tip, while some leave it to the customer to decide. Be sure you get the full price up front when weighing your options.
Limos.com service partners always provide you the full price for every quote - with no hidden fees or other surprises!
A package is often the best choice for special occasions like weddings, night on the town, sporting events or other ride types. Packages will generally provide a set number of hours in a vehicle that fits your party size and event for a fixed, all-inclusive price. Some companies offer package deals for every type of service and most give substantial "bulk rate" price discounts.
Limos.com service partners offer car service & limo packages for all types of occasions and specially negotiated deals you can't find anywhere else.
Reserve early - especially for big events
Start searching well before you need your limousine or party bus. For wedding limos, some people book 12-18 months in advance. Other events, like proms, are best to book a vehicle a few months in advance. 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.
Limos.com allows you to get quotes and reserve ground transportation service as far as 24 months in advance.
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.
Limos.com reviews the insurance and licensing of our service partners prior to allowing them into our elite network.
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.
Limos.com allows you to provide a detailed ride summary and submit special requests as part of your reservation request.