Choosing Luxury Transportation: Vehicle Choice and References
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on the important variables to keep in mind when selecting luxury transportation. From ensuring you're dealing with a quality chauffer service to checking on vehicle condition and several other areas, you can take a few basic steps to be sure you're getting exactly what you want every time.
At Black Car IQ, we're happy to provide a wide range of chauffer and car service options to clients like executives, celebrities and many others. When you're calling us for service, or even if you're comparing us to other similar services in the area, what are the important factors you should be considering? Here are several others to keep in mind.
Ensuring the Right Vehicle
Depending on both your transportation needs and your comfort desires, you may be looking for a limousine, an SUV, or perhaps another option. Your choice here will obviously vary somewhat significantly between situations where just one or two people are being transported versus those where a larger party is involved.
No matter how big the group, you will want to ensure that the car or limousine at your disposal suits your needs with regard to both type and size. If you need a stretch, for instance, make sure it's long enough for all of your guests, while limiting any excess length so as to not take up more room than you need. Likewise, if you're headed out with a smaller group, it may be worth your while to look at sedans (which are often more affordable) or even minivans in order to limit excess cargo space.
For the sake of comfort, make sure that all of the seats in question are comfortable yet still accommodating. If you're in an SUV or van, be sure that all passengers can ride comfortably while still remaining safe and secure during the drive.
Check for Past References
One important process you should not gloss over here: Checking for references and perhaps even viewing online reviews to ensure that your chauffeured transportation will be up to snuff. These can give you valuable insight into both client satisfaction and the services in question, allowing you to make a more informed decision when it comes time to choose a company or kind of service.
You may also want to inquire about how many years each driving professional has been in the industry, for example, or how long a company has been in business. A larger outfit with a lengthy history of service is going to be providing, on average, better quality care and more satisfied clients than a brand-new startup.
For more on how to choose the ideal luxury transportation service based on your needs and budget, or to learn about any of our shuttle transportation services, speak to the pros at Black Car IQ today.