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Limousine Rental FAQs

Low angle view of black limousine in city at nightIf you want to rent a limo for prom, a wedding, a bachelorette party, an anniversary, or any other special occasion, it’s understandable you’d have some questions and concerns about the process. Every company operates a little bit differently, so it’s important to ask about what’s most important to you before you sign on the dotted line. To alleviate your worries, we want to provide as much information as possible up-front. That’s why we’ve put together this handy FAQ post for you. Be sure to see the separate FAQ section of our website for even more information.


How early should I reserve my limo?

This is one of the top questions we get. The answer is pretty simple: as soon as you can. That way, you’ll have the best choice of vehicles available. If you know you’ll need limo services during a particularly busy time of year (like the spring and summer seasons), you’ll want to really prioritize booking early. Of course, it’s important to have all the information you need prior to booking so that you aren’t forced to make any big changes (and risk not being able to be accommodated).


What information is necessary for a limousine rental reservation?

Generally speaking, limo companies need to know the date of the event, specific times and number of hours you’ll be booking, the number of passengers in your party (and their names, in some cases), pickup and drop-off locations, special requests, contact information, and a form of payment. However, the limo company you choose will let you know exactly what they need for your individual reservation.


How do I know which vehicle to rent?

This can be tough, particularly when the company you choose has several vehicles to choose from. Although 60% of limousine rental companies have fewer than five vehicles in their fleet, our company has far more than that. The best vehicle for your situation really depends on the size of your party and your budget. We’d be happy to assist you in making your choice and introducing you to our fleet in person.


Is alcohol consumption allowed?

Assuming all limo passengers are 21 or over, we will allow alcohol within the vehicle for your enjoyment. We do not, however, provide alcohol for our clients. You are free to provide your own. Please contact us for further information on this matter.


Can I smoke inside my limousine rental?

For the health and comfort of every rider, most limo companies will not allow smoking inside their vehicles. Because cigarette smoke lingers and can compromise the experience for guests, refrain from smoking inside your limo rental.


Should I tip my limo driver?

Though it is not required nor expected, tipping is a much-appreciated gesture for stellar service. How much to tip is entirely up to you (unless your limo company has a built-in gratuity policy). A 20% tip is considered to be standard for an excellent experience, though you can choose to tip more or less depending on your preferences.

Here at American Limousines, we strive to make every occasion a truly special one. For more information about booking a limousine rental for an upcoming event or to ask any questions that were not answered here, please get in touch with us today.