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Hourly Limo Rental Tips

If you are looking to rent a limousine for an hourly service from a limousine company here are a few tips you need to keep in mind.

First of all, you should avoid selecting a limousine service based on limo price alone. This is because there is no real standard for limousine rates and hourly rentals in the industry. You could spend a lot of money and then still end up with a limo that is not in the best shape. Also the cheaper the limo rental the less likely it is to translate into a ‘five star experience’. You could end up dealing with rude or untrained chauffeurs, dirty cars or in a vehicle that has not been properly maintained for a while. The less you pay the more likely you are going to end up with delayed service or even a limousine rental that does not show up at all. This is the last thing you need on a big day like a prom or a wedding.

To make sure that you do not become a victim of the broken down limo or the lost reservation make sure that you research your limo company a bit before placing a reservation with them. Every once in a while those broken limos are not broken at all and your reservation may be lost because your limousine driver was offered a better flat fee elsewhere than your hourly rate deal. Deal with a company that is reputable, preferably local and has good references. You can find out a lot about limo companies by talking to your friends or simply researching them on our site.

Before signing on the dotted line you also need to make sure the limo rental company is carrying commercial insurance and proper permits. Unfortunately you have to ask limo companies if they have this kind of documentation, as there is no law saying they have to state to customers that they have this type of certification. There is also no law saying that they have to disclose this details in their advertisements in local papers or phone books.

Usually the hourly cost of the limousine is directly proportionate to its size. So stretch limos that can seat 14 to 24 people obviously would cost a lot more per hour than regular limos that only seat four people. Luxury sedans are also less costly then stretch limos. Out of all SUV limos Hummer SUVs are the most expensive as they are pretty rare and very flashy.

The hourly limousine rental rate may also vary according to the season. Booking a limo during times of higher demand such as on holidays like St. Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day could end up being more expensive. If your transportation requires traveling a long way then some limo vendors may charge you extra fee for that.

However, in general, the hourly rate for a limo varies from anywhere to $35 to $150 depending on many different factors. Use these number as just very rough guidelines as to what to expect when it comes to limo rental pricing.

Keeping the above tips in mind when you rent a limo will give you the most positive rental experience possible when it comes to booking this sophisticated and luxurious form of transportation.

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