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June 15, 2010

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What you should know before hiring limousine.

The word “limousine” comes from a town in France called Limousin. The original limousine wasn’t a vehicle at all – it was a piece of clothing. Shepherds in Limousin created a raincoat with a hood to protect them from the elements. They called this hooded cloak a limousine. Eventually, coach-builders in Paris began to call covered coaches limousines (some speculate the first coach-builder to do so was from Limousin). Wealthy passengers could sit under cover while a driver handled the horses.

Limousine hire services have become popular since people are able to enjoy the feeling of being in a very luxurious vehicle, enjoying the condiments provided in and out of the car as well as the warm friendliness of courteous chauffeurs. It is perfect for any occasion and although you do have to pay huge costs for the service, it is still the convenient and stylish way to go for weddings, important business meetings and dates. You do have to ask some important questions so that the whole rental service will be worth the amount you’re paying for.

If you are looking for limousine hire, there are three things that are likely to be uppermost in your mind when you are going through your decision making process. You will want to find a trustworthy limousine company, you will want the very best choice of the latest limos and above all, you will want to ensure that the limousine hire company and of course the actual limousines are licensed.

As the limousine industry grows, many new businesses are starting up. Most small companies start on a part time basis until they can grow and can afford to run their business full time.

As a customer, you’re not interested whether the business is being run part or full time. You just want a good and safe service at the price you paid. However, it’s quite important to know who you have booked the limousine with and a bit of background on the business. Also Limousine hire companies such as realize that there are many, many different uses for their limos and therefore are accustomed to tailoring packages depending on the needs of the hirer.

Listed here are some things you should ask the limousine hire companies you are contacting in your searching.

How long have you been operating this business?

How many vehicles do you have?

Where is your office located?

How old are you vehicles?

Can I view your limousines?

Are there any minimum charges or minimum hire times?

Is this your sole occupation?

Does the price include any extras drinks, balloons, umbrellas, red carpet?

What happens to me if the limousine I hire breaks down?

How will you guarantee I will receive this exact limo?

Do you have the appropriate insurance policy and can I see it?

Will I receive a written confirmation of the price and inclusions?

What methods of payment do you accept?

What is the deposit and when is the balance due?

What colors, logos or decals are on your limos and are they appropriate for my needs?

As conclusion I would like to say that when searching for limousine hire I advice you check the following information to ensure you are getting the right deal and being looked after by a professional company.

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