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Limo Van Rental Checklist: What to Do Before You Book

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Approximately 50% of all weekly limo services are used for businesses and corporate customers, but many passengers are looking for a way to travel in style to a special event. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, commemorating your last night of single freedom, or sending off your teen to prom, limo van rentals can provide the perfect solution. But no matter your reasons to rent a van, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve made a good decision on the type of vehicle and the company you choose to work with. To that end, here are a few “musts” before you book.

  • Plan Ahead: Waiting until the last minute to book will only result in disappointment. By doing all the legwork ahead of time, this will allow you to make an informed decision about the type of vehicle you actually need and ensure that the company of your choice will be able to provide it. You’ll need to get a clear headcount of attendees since occupancy is a key part of choosing a particular vehicle within a fleet. Our limo van rentals, for instance, can seat up to 14 people in lavish comfort. But because many limo services have fewer “in-between” vehicles (i.e., not quite a limo and not quite a party bus), you’ll need to make your reservation fairly far in advance. The last thing you’ll want is to overpay for too much space or find your party has to rent two vehicles to accommodate everyone.
  • Research Local Companies: Now that you know which limo van rentals would suit your purposes, you’ll need to decide on your transportation company. While there will likely be a number of limousine rental companies in your area, you should focus on those with a large, up-to-date fleet of vehicles and a good reputation. Be sure to peruse their websites and social media pages to get a good feel for what they can provide. Then, conduct an internet search for customer reviews, BBB certifications, and other relevant info. After you narrow down the list, contact your top companies directly for a quote and schedule a visit to their facilities (more on that later).
  • Inspect the Vehicle: Don’t book blindly over the internet or the phone. This could leave you vulnerable to being scammed; some companies will seize the opportunity to literally and figuratively take you for a ride. With limo rentals, van rentals, party bus rentals, and any other type of transportation booking, you should inspect the vehicles in person prior to signing any agreement. That way, you can assess whether the vehicles are new and well-maintained. Skip this step and you could be stuck with an unsafe vehicle in poor condition — or worse yet, no vehicle at all!
Regardless of the type of vehicle you need for your event, American Limousines has you covered. To find out more about our fleet of vehicles and how we can help make your occasion go more smoothly, please contact us today.