It’s once again the time of the year when high school and college students begin planning for their prom or graduation ceremony. Arriving in a limousine adds a special touch to the evening, but one that can come at a price. Luckily, with these four tips, you can get a great value while showing up in style.
Determine the Appropriate Size
Not only does sharing a limo save you money, it’s also a great way to have fun getting to and from the dance. It does need some organizing in advance, however, because you’ll need to determine how many people are going with you so you can figure out how big the limo should be. Rental car sizes include sedans, 6-12 passenger limousines, SUV limousines, Hummer limousines, small shuttle buses, coach buses, small limo buses, coach limo buses, and classic cars.
Create a Budget
Most people don’t know how much it costs to rent a limousine for an evening or a few hours, so before you create your budget you will need to get some basic pricing information. You can accomplish this by performing an online search or by visiting local renters. When searching online, be sure to search for limo services in your particular zip code. This way you can ensure that the pricing information is as accurate as possible for your area.
Typically, the peak season for limousine rentals is during the months of May and June. This is no coincidence, as you know; prom and graduation ceremonies occur during May and June. Because those months are peak season, if you are looking to rent a limo during that time, perhaps for your own graduation or prom, then you may want to consider being a little flexible in your renting plans. For example, if your prom is on a Friday night you may want to consider renting it in advance for two nights to ensure the rental’s availability. Doing so could also end up saving you money, as the rental company may wind up throwing in incentives such as discounts on a two-day rental or a few extra perks. Either way, you can appreciate the peace of mind that comes from knowing everything is arranged.
Focus on Value
Last, but certainly not least, it’s important to keep a focus on value. Remember, you are renting from a car service so that you don’t have to worry about transportation during one of your life’s landmark celebrations. Therefore, it’s important to focus on finding a high-value rental, rather than the cheapest one. For example, if you need extra time to allow for every member of your party to arrive home safe and sound, then by all means extend your rental contract.
For all of your limo questions or concerns, feel free to contact your local car service.