Owned by the Sultan of Brunei, the most expensive limousine in the world cost $14 million and is 24 karat gold plated. Of course, there are plenty of affordable limos and limo rental services available, and you don’t have to shell out millions to enjoy the luxurious experience that comes with any limo ride. ‘Why rent a limo,’ you’re wondering? There are countless reasons — weddings, birthdays, corporate events, and more. But before researching limo rental companies, you should be aware of some mistakes that could serve as potential setbacks along the way. With that in mind, here are just a few common and costly mistakes to avoid when renting a limo.
Renting sight unseen
As is the case with any considerable investment or rental, it’s important to make sure you’re aware of what you’re getting before signing any agreements or contracts. Ask the limo rental companies you’re interested in to tour the insides of each of the different models they have available based on your party size and needs. Make sure you also know whether or not the vehicle you saw is the same one you’ll be renting for your event.
Looking for last-minute rentals
It should also come as no surprise that waiting too long to look at rental companies and rates can lead to disappointment. Limo services often get booked long in advance, especially during the busy seasons, like prom season, the summer wedding season, and the holiday season. You can never be too early when it comes to researching prices, availability, and features.
Not comparing features
In addition to comparing features, it helps to answer preliminary questions the rental company may ask to better understand your needs. These questions may include things like, ‘why rent a limo?’ or ‘how many people do you need accommodation for?’ It helps to have these details ready to get a more accurate price estimate.
There are more than 130,000 limousines currently in service around the country, and the majority provide nothing but professional and luxurious service. Still, avoiding these mistakes can save you money and time during the search process. For more information about limo or party bus rentals, contact American Limo.