THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BOOKING YOUR GRAD LIMO
Here are some important guidelines to follow to ensure your graduation limousine service meets, or even exceeds, your expectations!
-1: Avoid Shopping for limos based on price alone.
In the Central Alberta limousine industry, there is a wide range of quality and price. More often than not, lower pricing quickly translates into higher risk.
Some Limousine company offer lower costs. They also have less leg room.
Some Limousine company show up with their idea of special limousines.
Some Limousine company have those extreme passenger capacities. These specialty vehicles dont always get you to where you want to go.
Other risks range from old, dirty, or poorly maintained limousines.
Poor limousine service standards with unprofessional, unhygienic limousine chauffeurs causing you to be late, or even worse, stranded.
-2: Double check that the service provider is legitimate.:
All Albertan limousines are required to carry commercial insurance and proper limousine permits. The Yellow Pages and Internet do not require the same in order to advertise. Some limousine companies found listed on the Internet are not even located in the Central Alberta area.
Read reviews posted by other clients.
Not all reviews are positive as this one found on a Red Deer Site.
-3: Verify the address of the limo company
Out-of-town limousine companies farm out their work and have little control over what the limousines look like or even if the limousine chauffeurs are properly licensed! They seek out the cheapest rate while still charging a premium limousine service fee. Ask the company where they are located and if you can look at the limousine you'll be using.
-4: We suggest you ask to see paperwork
To protect yourself even further and feel completely secure in your graduation limousine service decision, ask your limousine service provider for proof of commercial insurance and proper limousine permits.
There are a number of factors that determine the cost of graduation limousine services:
- The type of limousine rented including year & model
- The hourly charge for the graduation limousine service
- Any additional graduation limousine service fees including travel time
Graduation limousine service fees run in the neighbourhood of $165 - $300 per hour with a MINIMUM of 4 to 8 consecutive hours booked. This is due to the huge demand on limousines during grad season. March through June are also busy wedding months which also inflate minimum hourly requirements and rental costs.
If there are more than 4 hours between drop-off and pick-up with minimum travel time, some companies may offer a "split" - just a rental to-and-from your destination with no charge for waiting time in between. However, minimum hourly booking requirements still apply.
If you are pleased with your graduation limousine service, the standard tip is 15% of the total fare. If you feel your limousine chauffeur has performed beyond the call of duty, then it is not unheard of to offer more.
Some limousine companies will AUTOMATICALLY include the gratuity (tip) in their total graduation limousine service price quote. When making your graduation limousine service reservations, always ask if a GRATUITY is included in the total price.