There are several walks of life where simple etiquette and behavioral norms are important, and some of these include situations where services are being provided to you. A good example here is the realm of luxury transportation, where there are a few simple pieces of etiquette generally considered standard across most of the industry.
At Black Car IQ, we're happy to provide the best luxury transportation and car service programs in Utah, Las Vegas and other areas, getting executives, celebrities and other clients where they need to go in style. If this is your first time utilizing a luxury car service, or if it's been a while for you, this two-part blog series will go over some simple etiquette tips to keep in mind while obtaining such services.
Book In Advance
While we can certainly arrange short-notice transportation in most cases, it's always best to book your rides as far ahead of time as you can. This gives us a chance to make sure we have the right vehicle available for you and also allows us to plan our schedules appropriately. It's also generally considered more polite to book in advance whenever possible.
This really comes down to thinking about others as well as yourself - if everyone books their rides at the last minute, it can put a lot of stress on the company and make it difficult to accommodate everyone. So, whenever you know you'll need transportation services, try to book ahead of time to make things easier for everyone involved.
Arrive On Time
This one should be pretty self-explanatory, but it's important to arrive on time for your transportation. Just like with any other service, being punctual is courteous and shows that you respect the time of those providing the service.
If you know you're going to be running late for some reason, it's always best to let us know as soon as possible. That way, we can make any necessary adjustments to our schedule and ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Be Mindful of Your Belongings
When you're getting into a luxury car, it's important to be mindful of your belongings and take care not to damage the vehicle. Make sure you don't drag any sharp or pointy objects along the upholstery, and try to avoid putting any food or drink in the car if possible.
Of course, accidents happen and we understand that things can get a little messy sometimes. If something does happen, please let us know so we can take care of it as soon as possible.
Be Respectful to Your Driver
Your driver is there to provide a service and make sure you get to your destination safely. They are not your personal assistant or servant, so please be respectful of their time and space.
This means not asking them to do things that are outside of their job description, such as running errands for you or carrying your heavy bags. It also means being courteous and polite at all times.
For more on some basic luxury transportation etiquette tips, or to learn about any of our chauffeured transportation or related services in Utah or other areas, speak to the team at Black Car IQ today.