As a consumer and someone wanting to invest in a Limousine experience, you probably want to make the right decision who you will hire. We are in the information age, and the more educated you are on a service, the better the choice you will be able to make! There are a ton of Limousine companies in Phoenix each with something unique to offer. Some are cheap, where others are slightly more expensive. Some cater to a high-status crowd, while others accept all clientele. You’ll want to know what will suit you best, and that way your informed decision will lead you to having a positive experience. Here are the most insightful considerations to make when prospective different limo companies!
First, you will want to know about their credentials.
Every limousine company has a driver or a team of drivers. Driving is a profession and like all professions has protocols that are implemented to ensure the safety of the client and everyone around the vehicle. So ask your prospective Limo provider what sort of training their drivers have? Specifically, you’ll want to know about any defensive driving certificates they have. Following that, you’ll want to make sure that the company is licensed to operate and insured for any liabilities. Finally, as an added precaution depending on the circumstances, ask about how their drivers are vetted. Do they have to pass a criminal record check? Are they tested for drugs and alcohol regularly? Basically, are the drivers of a respectable character that will ensure the safe transport of you and your peers?
Second, ask about their fleet and if you can view the vehicles ahead of time.
Any respectable Limousine service wants to showcase their fleet. Their fleet is basically their merchandise, and they should be placing great effort and care in showcasing their vehicles. Sometimes a website will have pictures, but take web photos with a grain of salt. Websites are not always updated, and it’s possible the business is using stock photos. But if you called and asked to see the vehicles, they could email you or even show you in person. In essence, this will enable you to know what you’re paying for. See the goods before you pay!
Third, what is the maintenance schedule?
The last thing you want on your wedding night is to be stranded alongside the highway because your limousine broke down. Likewise, if you were to use a limousine to chauffeur your client or a VIP around, would you risk your first impression by using a dirty vehicle? Maintenance has two forms, the vehicle, and the interior. So ask the company once you call how often are the vehicles maintained, specifically how recent was YOUR vehicle maintained, and when was the vehicle last detailed? You will want to be looking for Frequency. The more frequent the vehicle is maintained and detailed, the more taken care it will be, and the more likely it becomes that you will enjoy your experience.
Fourth, what is the make and model of the vehicle you want?
If you find out the age of the vehicles before you do business with them, you will know whether you are getting the best bang for your buck. Ask yourself, does it make sense if a company is charging you a competitive rate if their vehicle is a decade old? Likewise, if you are looking for a deal, you can anticipate the vehicle will be older, bringing with it the disadvantages of an older vehicle.
Fifth, ask the company what makes them so special?
This question will enable you to learn how the prospective limo company matches up with the competition. This is where you can really determine how much value they offer inside the price they charge. Is it their experience? Is it their attention to detail? Is it their connections with venues and local amenities? Is it that they really want to take care of you? Find out what resonates with you, and follow your gut. If you like their answer, you probably found the right one!
There should be no hidden fees or surprises!
Ask the company when you call them how much exactly the trip will cost. Are there any variable costs, such as mileage? Is there a flat fee? Is there a bagging fee? What about meet and greets at the airport? Bag service? The price usually depends on the size of vehicle and number of guests, among other factors they will inquire to you about. Once the company knows what you are looking for in terms of trip details, they will be able to provide you with a quote. If they are unable to quote you, move on to the next company as you are not dealing with a professional.
Why choose Sonoran Chauffeur?
Sonoran Chauffeur is the premier limousine service in Phoenix AZ. Our drivers are professionally vetted with over 25 years experience driving around Arizona. The fleet is maintained before and after every trip, to ensure a clean and safe ride. The vehicles are modern luxury, providing you with a stylish and sensual experience for whatever occasion you are planning. Give us a call today to learn how we can serve you best. Thank you for reading, and we look forward to the next post!