If you have never rented a limo, you have come to the right place. There are many occasions/events in which renting a limo would be an excellent idea. It could be for prom, a bachelorette party, a wedding, or even airport transfers. You can hire a limo with the sole purpose of just making a grand entrance at an event; the kind of that gets noticed. There are different types of limos depending on the occasion.
As a first-time limo renter, you most likely have questions you would like to ask before renting a limo. You are curious and perhaps excited, of the idea of renting a limo. It is normal to feel this way, especially when you are about to experience something you have never experienced before. Know the right questions to ask is critical in helping you get the best deal within your budget. You also want to make sure you will ultimately enjoy the ride once you hire the limo. The following are some of the questions you should ask yourself when renting a limo.
1. Am I Allowed to Drink in a Limo?
Are you allowed to drink in a limo? By law, you are not allowed to drink in a limo while it is on the road as this is considered street drinking. The only exception to this rule is if the limo service provider has a liquor license. You are also not allowed to drink alcohol if you are below the legal drinking age
2. What Does the Inside of a Limo Look Like?
The interior of a limo is one of its most significant selling points. A limo is a luxury car and, for sure, nothing says ‘luxury’ the way a limo does. Different limousines feature different interiors depending on the occasion. The interior of most limos features leather seats, lights, screens and a small fridge to stock cold drinks you may have brought with you.
3. What Are Limo Drivers Called?
An individual employed to drive a luxurious passenger motor vehicle such as a limousine is known as a chauffeur if they are male. A female limo driver is known as a chauffeuse. It would help if you had a special endorsement on your driver’s license to get a professional driving job. This endorsement is called a chauffeur’s license and is what separates a chauffeur/chauffeuse from other drivers.
4. Can Limo Drivers See In The Back of the Car?
Almost all limos have a privacy window also known as a privacy barrier. With the privacy widow up, or closed, the driver cannot see or hear anything at the back unless the occupants are shouting themselves hoarse. The other exception is if there are security cameras installed at the back of the limo. Privacy is an integral part of the luxury that comes with a limo.
5. How Dark Is Limo Tint?
The tint on a window is measured by the amount of visible light that can make its way through it. The front windows should be able to allow at least 35% of light into the motor vehicle, mainly because of the driver. If the tint is too dark, the driver’s ability to see well will be affected. The darkness of the tint for the windows at the back seat and the rear windshield is all up to you.
6. What Should I Bring to a Limo Ride?
There are no fixed rules as to what to bring on a limo ride. You can bring your snacks and even drinks on the ride because most limousines have a fridge. You could also go ahead and make a music playlist beforehand. This way, you do not have to rely on the musical taste of the driver considering that not everyone has the same musical taste as you do. You may even end up choosing to ride in silence because the driver’s playlist might not please you.
7. How Many People Can the Limo Accommodate?
Most limousines will comfortably accommodate between 8 to around 18 people at a go depending on the type of vehicle you will be using. If it is a stretch SUV, you can have up to 14 people in the car. On the other hand, a stretch hummer can accommodate up to 20 people. The more people you have with you on the ride, the more fun you will have; or as the saying goes, ‘the more, the merrier,’ but you are not be allowed to overload the limo.
8. For How Long Will You Hire The Limo?
You should know exactly how long you will need the limo to avoid paying extra. In some situations, you may want the limo for a short appearance at an event. In this case, renting the limo for a whole day would not make sense. You could just rent the limo to escort you to the destination specifically and then leave. This way, you pay less as opposed to having the limo driver waiting for you. On the other hand, if you will be going to different places around the city, you could hire the limo for the whole day.
9. Can You Leave Your Personal Belongings in the Limo?
The answer is yes. You can leave your belongings without having to worry about their safety because limo drivers are professionally trained to have the best interests of their customers at heart. They will make sure that anything you leave behind is safe until you come back for them. However, if the driver is only supposed to drop you off, it makes sense to go with your personal belongings.
10. What Are the Available Limo Types?
The most common type of limousine is a sedan limo. It is sophisticated and classy. Business executives mostly hire a sedan limo. Next is the hummer limousine. With this limousine, you will have all eyes on you as you ride through the streets. The word ‘robust’ best describes the appearance of this limo. You might also come across an SUV limousine. If you are planning a road trip or a family vacation around the countryside, the SUV limo is your best bet.
Now that I have answered almost all of your questions, you can confidently go ahead and hire that limo! You are in for a ride of a lifetime!