The Low-down on Limo Fleet

July 15th, 2015

Not all limo companies are created equal.  Some companies are small and run with just a single limo while others have a whole fleet of limos, cars and buses.  This article may help you decide on which type of vehicle to rent for your upcoming occasion or transportation need.  Limos are not rented only for special occasions.  Often times it’s needed for basic transport and chartering for large groups of people.

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4-Door Sedans

Commonly known as the Lincoln Town Car or you may also see some companies carry luxury sedans like Mercedes, BMW and the Chrysler 300.  Often times, the sedans are spacious to accommodate comfortable seating and room for luggage during airport transfers, which is what they are used for the majority of the time.  Other times they are rented for charters for 1-4 passengers.

SUV

Pretty much used for the same purpose as a sedan except can accommodate more people and luggages.  You will often see 7-passenger types like the Escalade, Yukon, Suburban.

Traditional Stretch Limo

Most people are familiar with the classic Lincoln Town Car stretch limo which usually comes in different sizes– 6, 8, and 10-passenger.  You will also see other types of stretch limos like the Chrysler 300 stretch which has gotten popular and has a more sleek and modern look than the old-fashioned Lincoln.  These vehicles are equipped with basic limo amenities like TV, DVD and CD players, fiberoptic lighting, full bar with complementary drinks, sound system, music hook up with iPod, leather seating.  They’re perfect for any occasion such as weddings, prom, birthdays, wine tours, anniversaries, and more.

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SUV Stretch Limo

Like the name says these are SUVs that are stretch out to accommodate 12-22 passengers.  With more room and height compared to a traditional stretch, these vehicles typically include the Escalade stretch limo, Hummer stretch, Expedition stretch, Excursion stretch, Navigator stretch, and so forth.  Like the traditional stretch limo, the SUV stretches also come with fun amenities like TV, DVD and CD player, full bar and complementary drinks, leather seats, sound system with music hook up, fiber optic lighting.  They are fabulous for any occasions.

Party Bus

The party bus has gained popularity over the years and is requested quite frequently over the limousine. Many people like to have room to move and stand and this is the perfect vehicle for it.  Party buses nowadays are not used just for parties anymore.  You will see them rented for wine tours, concerts, sporting events, prom, quinceaneras, weddings, family reunions, and more.  They come with all the same great features as the limousines.

Rent a Party Bus this Summer!

June 4th, 2015

Many of you automatically lean towards booking limousines and vans for summer outings, but what you really ought to look into is booking a party or limo bus instead!  While they can cost slightly more than a limousine, it may be cheaper per person with 20 or 30 people along.  In addition, party buses have more room to get around and comes with all the fun amenities that you find in a limousine.  You’ll definitely travel with more comfort.

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Imagine stepping into your party bus with soft leather seats wrapped around the sides with a full bar, flat screen TV, DVD player, CD player, state-of-the-art sound system, music hook up and bluetooth connection for music, fiber optic lighting, and hardwood floors.  It is a fun way to get around, especially during hour long rides to your destination.

Limo buses are perfect for wine tours, for example.  Whether you are heading to Napa, Sonoma, Livermore, Santa Cruz or Los Gatos, you and your friends and family will enjoy the trip in a roomier vehicle.  They are also great for group concerts, brewery tours, sporting events, casino tours, city tours, and corporate events. They are also perfect for special occasions, like weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, proms graduation, quinceaneras, and more!

If looking for a party bus, call around to limo companies and party bus companies and find out the rate and whether the quoted prices includes driver’s gratuity, taxes, and fuel.  You may also want to ask if it comes with complementary beverages.  Besides that it is always best to ask about their reservation and cancellation policy.  Every company requires a different amount in deposit to reserve the bus.  You may also want to see if they have a cash only discount.

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Party buses have been awfully popular for proms this year.  Many book buses of 20, 30, and 40 passenger sizes.  However due to demand, may companies require 4 or 6 hour minimums.  If you are booking for a night with friends at the club, some party bus companies offer packages that include bus, admission to club and pizza and beverages in bus.  Something you may want to look into if you decide to rent a party bus to the club for your birthday.

To take your transportation to another level with party bus rentals.  Get out with the old and in with the new. Party buses are in and a fun and fabulous way to travel.  Don’t forget to leave a great review for the company if you’ve had a positive experience!

Make the Most of Prom

May 13th, 2015

Are you looking for a limo for prom?  It’s that time of the year where Seniors are nearing the end of high school with prom and graduation approaching.  This is the time to make the most of the end of your high school memories and there is no better way to do it than to enjoy prom with your friends in a limousine.

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You can pick from traditional to SUV stretch.  What’s popular nowadays are also party buses.  So if you can gather a large group of committed friends to go in on the party bus, that would be the ultimate fun way to celebrate prom.  The buses are decked out like fancy limousines with the leather seats around the sides, a refreshment bar for beverages, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player, full sound system, music hook up, dance pole, fiber optic lighting, hardwood floors and more!  It’s one heck of a ride, however can cost a bit more than a limousine.

If cost is an issue, then look into a classic stretch limo or an SUV limo.  Both come equipped with fun amenities as well, such as leather seats, wet bar, TV, DVD, sound system, music, fiber optic lighting, and all.

Some like to book for both pre-prom pics and post-prom festivities and others do just one or the other.  Many companies set 4-6 hour limits on the weekends, especially around prom season, therefore it will be best to determine what your budget is and how to best utilize the limo time with that budget.  If using it for the entire during of the prom is too costly, you may just want to rent it for pick up, prom pictures, dinner and drop off at prom.

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Others like to do pick up after prom and go to eat and hang out afterwards and then drop off at home.  So it all depends on what you and your friends want to do.  Be sure to call the limo and party bus companies early on.  I would recommend 2 months in advance as many are booked up even a month prior.

Be sure to do your research and ask all the pertinent questions.  Ask for a quote on the number of hours you are seeking.  Find out if driver’s tip, taxes and fuel are included.  Ask about the booking and cancellation policy.  Make sure your friends are committed to going in on the limo.  I would recommend collecting the money upfront from your friends before booking.  With the right preparation, everybody can have a fun and stress free prom.

 

How to Rent a Limousine For Your Wedding

February 26th, 2015

What’s a storybook wedding without a lovely chariot to take the bride and groom home to live happily ever after? Wedding limousines are a memorable part of the beginning and the end of a special day of pampering, people, and a perfect reception. Probably the biggest hesitation for anyone looking to rent a limo for their wedding is that most of the big name companies can be very expensive to hire. That’s why you should take the time to plan ahead and see what works best for you, according to Wedding.com.

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Get a head-start

When it comes to renting a limo for any important event, you want to make sure you do it as far into the future as possible to make sure you aren’t handicapping your selection of limousines due to other bookings. The most economical limousine companies aren’t going to have the biggest fleets, so that is more the reason to book far in-advanced.

At the very least, you should be able to choose whether you want a white or black limo, but there’s also some that carry a nice variety models like the stretch Hummer, Escalade, or if you need to go big, there’s the party buses outfitted with every luxury and entertainment accessories you can dream up.

Keep your eye on the price

While the initial cost of renting a limousine for your wedding might be incredibly cheap, which could be due to the drop in gas prices, you can easily rack-up other extra costs if you don’t read the fine print. Some companies give you one base package that shows you exactly what you’ll pay, while others will leave it up to you on how much you are willing to pay per bottle of champagne, gasoline, by the hour, and etc.

Just make sure you get everything written in your contract, so there can be no misunderstandings. Same goes for making sure the limousine company is certified and carries liability insurance. This includes all vehicles being DOT-inspected and DPU-certified by the state. The last thing you want is to be in a limo or waiting on your limo to arrive, only to find out that it has broken down and you’re a sitting duck at your wedding.

With a bit of research on reviews and rates online, you should get a good idea of which limousine company is right for you to chauffer your wedding, and maybe even your honeymoon!

This article is brought to you by San Francisco Limo Company, offering the premiere luxury limo San Francisco has to offer.