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Guide on How to Hire the Right Limo in Calgary

Feb 4th 2015 at 3:28 AM

There are lots of limo service providers available in Calgary. So how do you know which Calgary limo service to hire? How can you filter out the inferior providers and find your perfect limo service provider? Here are some handful tips that will save your time and guide what to look for.

Check Reviews Online: Most limo services that have been around for quite some time have probably earned online reviews. Simply enter the company’s name into Google and add the word “reviews” at the end, and you should be able to get information that will give you sufficient idea of what to look for.

Years in Business: Limo services that have been around for a longer time are more likely to offer a high quality service and great prices; certainly a reason for its longer stay in the market. Because it’s very easy to enter the limo service business with little training and capital, there are a lot of ‘newbie’s’ that have no clue what they are doing. Look for older limo hire providers to be sure. Longevity is an indication that they are good at what they do.

Licensing and Insurance: By law, limo services need to be licensed by the city in order to operate. Check if the limousine company has been granted a license by the City Of Calgary. Their vehicles should also be fully insured. Don’t simply assume that limo driver and the car have adequate insurance, always ask.

Hours of Operation: Most limo hire companies operate ‘round the clock’. They may not be able to accept new dispatches in the middle of the night, but always assure that the office provides assistance all throughout the day, this information in handy in case of any breakdowns or accidents.

Driver Screening: Are their limo drivers screened for drugs? Were they asked to go through a physical exam? Did the company do a thorough criminal background check before hiring their drivers? Don’t be shy to ask.

Size of the Fleet: The number of limousines a company owns is not necessarily a sign of quality limo service, but it can be a good indicator of their success.

Rates: Don’t be tempted to simply hire the cheapest limo. Always compute for the total amount charged. Limo hire companies typically have their own unique pricing and quotation policies. Be alert-don’t be tricked into signing up for a service because it is the cheapest. Price shouldn’t be the only deciding factor. You might be able to save money by using a limo hire service that charges hourly if you do not expect to use the car for a long period of time. Otherwise, you will save money with flat rates and all-inclusive packages. Make sure that the quotation includes all the add-ons such as taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees to avoid bill shock. You should also ask if the driver’s tip is included in price. If not, you should tip to the driver; the amount should be about 20 percent of the base price.

About the author:

This article is written by Aman Dhaliwal, who is the owner of Quest Limos. Quest Limos is the best limo service provider in Calgary providing the most hassle-free transportation experience. Their Calgary limo services can take you to and from the airport, weddings, business meetings, social dinners, and from one club to the next.

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