Getting the best price when hiring a limousine is not complicated if you know what you are looking for and how much you are willing to spend. There are a number of points to consider before you begin your search for the best price on a limo hire. Any reputable limousine service will be happy to answer your questions.
Before you can enquire about prices, you must decide what you want in terms of the limousine, the amount of rental time wanted, and the locations it will take you. This information is important to have prior to searching for a limo hire because they will ask what limo and services you wish to have. Some companies offer package services for such things as weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions. Be sure to ask the limo hire about any packaged services they may offer.
Things that can affect the price that a a limo hire company will charge include the type of limousine leased, so it is best to have two or three limousines styles in mind prior to calling about prices. Limousines come in a variety of sizes. For example, some stretched limos for hire may include Hummer limos, Navigator limos, and Lincoln limos. Some companies offer specialty limos such as fire engine limos and party bus limos.
The size of the limo depends on the amount of people that will be travelling with you. A standard limo for hire sits 6-8 passengers comfortable, a stretch limo will seat 10 passengers and an ultra stretch limo, such as a Hummer extended limo, will seat 14 passengers comfortable. The size of the limousine it will affect price, sometimes it is cheaper to hire two limos instead of one, so ask for two price quotes to effectively compare prices.
The time when you are hiring a limo also affects price. Holidays, such as New Years Eve and Valentine’s Day are often higher in price and it is always cheaper to hire a limo in Birmingham mid-week as opposed to the weekend.
Many limo hires set their prices based on the number of hours leased. The standard time is between two to three hours. Time over the set lease period is charge with an additional fee. Make sure to include this cost when comparing limo hires. Pick-up, driving destination, and drop off locations also factor into the cost of limo hire. Prices will be less expensive if you choose a limo hire closest to your area. Also, expect additional fees if you are planning to collect other passengers from their homes. When comparing limo hires make sure to ask about any hidden fees such as paying for petrol or the driver’s over-time salary if your trip runs late.
If price is an issue, ask each limo hire company if they have older limousines available at a lower hire cost. Older limousines are likely to be a bit worn and in poorer condition, but their hire price maybe within your desired price range.