Considering A Limo For An Event With A Dozen Friends: What To Know Before Putting Down A Deposit

Posted on: 28 March 2020


If you need to rent a limo for an event coming up for a dozen people or so and you aren't sure which company to pick, take a little time before putting down a deposit. You don't want to break the bank getting the ride that you need, but you also want a high quality and respectable experience.

Not all limo services offer the same quality of vehicles, drivers, and they have different restrictions and amenities. Here are some suggestions to consider before booking any specific company.

Check with the BBB

You can learn a lot by flipping through a business's social media pages, but it's worth the time to check in with the Better Business Bureau. Doing this allows you to see:

  • If there are pending lawsuits
  • Complaints about accidents or mistreatment
  • Unfair business practices
  • Their BBB rating compared to other companies

This is something that you'll want to do before you book the company for your event, and before you put down any type of deposit.

Understand Your Needs and Billing Hours

If you need the limo to get you to and from somewhere, the amount of time you are at that specific event will cost you. You aren't just getting charged for the time that you are in the limo.

Find out how much it costs for the different packages, what the rate will be for the date and time you need it, and see if your date and times are available. Weekends often have higher rates along with evening hours.

Know the Limitations

There are different amenities and limitations in different limos and with different services. Some of the companies will allow you to eat or drink alcohol in their vehicles, others may have restrictions. If you are looking for a limo that has unique lighting, a television, great surround sound system or other features, these are things to inquire about in advance.

As soon as you know the date that you'll be looking for a ride or limo services, you want to start calling around to see if you can book what you need. These services book up fast, and popular dates or events will be competitive.

Talk with your group and find out what the budget is for the day, and how much you can spend when picking a limo. Once the limo service has your deposit, you'll be ready to go for your big event.