The very first limousines had only enough room for four people, but limo services have come a long way since then. Now, the accommodations have become even more impressive and attainable for almost anyone. For many teenagers, renting limos or party buses may be an important part of their high school rites of passage. Securing stylish transportation can help create treasured memories and ensure they’re safe. But before you reserve a party bus rental for prom, you should consider the following points.
Less expensive doesn’t equal better
While it’s true that these services don’t come cheap, that’s actually a good thing. You want to get what you pay for and ensure your child and their friends are in good hands. Cost will likely come into play, but price should not be your only determining factor when reserving this vehicle. Being overly frugal here could result in being stuck with a subpar company (and a subsequently subpar vehicle). You should certainly ask about cost, but remember to check online reviews, ask questions about the business, and get quotes from a few different companies in the area to compare.
Always see the bus first
Of course, it’s only natural to assume a business is on the up-and-up. But these days, you can’t be too careful. Anyone can fake a website and steal photos from another company, so don’t take businesses at their word. Reputable limo companies will be glad to show you their vehicles in person and allow you to compare the ID or license plate to what’s on your agreement. This is also a good opportunity to ensure the look and feel will meet your needs. If you get any push back about viewing the bus in person or you sense something seems off when you visit, listen to your instincts and go with another company entirely. The last thing you want is to be a victim of the bait-and-switch or be in any way displeased on prom night.
Collect payment well in advance
When you book your party bus rental, you’ll typically need to put down a deposit and sign a contract. This protects both you and the company. After that, you’ll need to collect money from passengers to ensure you won’t be stuck with the rest of the payment. We recommend that you do this as far in advance as possible. When teenagers are involved, it becomes all too easy to put off payments or forget them the night-of. To reduce stress and the need to frantically run around collecting money at the last minute, it’s best to get everything squared away as soon as possible. It may help to remind families that doing so will allow them to get the best possible selection of vehicles! Prom night is meant to be one your teenager and their friends won’t soon forget. Renting a bus with all the bells and whistles is a great way to get the evening started. To find out more about our vehicle rentals, please contact us today.