So in today's blog post, I'll be talking about a common misconception about limousines and the costs of renting one. That being that it's an expensive luxury, or something that isn't affordable etc. Prices, when it comes to limousines, really vary on the type of vehicle you use, the number of people using it, the number of hours you need it for and the day of the week in which you will be using it. There are basically so many factors that add into the total amount needed to use a limousine service.
The good news is, that in today's day and age you can have access to many different local companies and check out their rates. A simple call will do the trick and you can price shop for the best package and offer. A key thing you need to understand, is the day of the week for which you need the limo. Weekends are usually extremely busy, as weddings take place and many other formal events. However if the day you need this luxury service is a Tuesday or a Monday, you can get a pretty good bargain out of it.
Limousine owners (including myself) always want to make sure the limousines are being booked 7 days a week. It makes sense that the more vehicles are out on the road, the more easy it is for the owner to pay everyone their entitled amounts, cover vehicle expenses etc. So if you are looking for a limo service during the middle of the week, know that you have an upper hand in the negotiation. Unless it's a very specific holiday or occasion of course or the owner is somehow extremely busy and needs to deny business.
Number of hours is a very good factor to fit in when planning and shopping around for prices. Generally speaking, the more hours you book a limousine for, the less you will pay for it (considering the initial hourly rate.) So rule of thumb when it comes to number of hours is that they longer you need the limousine, the better package they will generally get you. Many limousine companies have a minimum of 3 hours rental policy. We do not have such annoying policies or company rules. Even if you need a simple pickup, call us and we will be there in no time.
Number of passengers can sometimes be a factor that will change the pricing. Usually you pay for the limousine itself (no matter if 1 or 21 people are attending.) However I know that around the country, each limousine business operates slightly differently. We personally rent you a limousine as a whole. So we don't really mind if you got a few people in there, or if all seats are used up. It's your Columbia limousine for the day, so enjoy it!
I hope there were some helpful ideas and tips here to make sure you too can afford a limousine.