Tips For Limo & Car Service First Timers

1. Don’t Use The Glasses

When renting a limo or car service, don’t use the glasses. We know this sounds nuts, but seriously, don’t drink out of the glasses. Limousine companies aren’t restaurants so they rarely have a dishwasher. If the glasses are cleaned, it’s typically by the driver using Windex.

2. Provide Stops Ahead Of Time

When you have a trip with multiple stops, provide the addresses ahead of time. This will give the limo driver time to figure out the best routes to your desired locations.

3. Choose A Leader

When you’re partying with a group of friends, pick one responsible person to communicate with the driver. The driver needs to know where he’s going and how long he should wait. When everyone is so inebriated they can’t communicate, it can turn into an ugly situation. It’s cool to have a good time, just let the limo driver know what’s going on.

4. Acknowledge the Driver

Upon arrival at the pickup location, the driver usually SMS the passenger for confirmation, let the driver know by replying the text message or if there is any delay to the original pickup time. For your airport arrival, your driver will receive a text message on his mobile when your plane has landed. He will then call or text you and introduce himself and give you his staging location. Let the driver know if you need to collect any luggage or not, and your sedan or limousine will arrive as promptly as airport traffic will allow.

5. Don’t Smoke

Don’t smoke in the car. In Australia, it’s illegal to smoke in a limousine. Also, limo & car services typically forbid it to protect the vehicles.

6. Ask For A Business Card

Always ask for the chauffeur’s business card when you get into the car. It’s easy to forget, so it’s best to ask at the beginning of the trip.

7. Request Liquor

If you want liquor in a limo, request it when you make the reservation. As standard policy, many services roll dry, but most companies will honor this request.