FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A CHAUFFEUR SERVICE12 Mar 2016
One of the major benefits of basing your business in a major city is that there’s often no shortage of chauffeur services available to provide a corporate travel solution. Not that most companies cater solely for businesses. For individuals too, there’s a good number of options for enjoying high class travel in a top of the range luxury car, often driven by your own personal chauffeur.
Yet there are occasions when having so many options at your disposal is less than ideal. After all, the car you arrive in -and the chauffeur who drives it- often creates a lasting firsting impression, so it’s important that the service you do eventually opt for creates exactly the kind of image you’re looking for.
If you’re currently looking to find a chauffeur service that does just that, here’s five things you may want to consider first.
Choice of vehicles
Whether you’re arriving at an important business meeting, a corporate conference or an exclusive VIP event, there’s nothing more certain to create that memorable first impression than the car you choose to get there in.
So it goes without saying that when you’re choosing a chauffeur service for any of those occasions, one of the first things you’ll want to consider is the actual choice of vehicles available to you.
For style and sophistication, you might want to opt for something like a premium model Rolls Royce or a Bentley, whilst to create an image of extravagance and cool, an exhilarating sports car such as the Ferrari California T or the Lamborghini Huracán may be more up your street. Either way, take some time to browse through the website of your potential new chauffeur service to see what’s available.
Of course, merely having the right car among their fleet is no guarantee that it’s in the kind of exceptional condition you need to create a good impression. After all, what’s the point in showing up in a first class Mercedes S500 hire car if it doesn’t glisten on the outside and perform perfectly under the hood.
Any good chauffeur service should be more than happy to tell you about the kind of standards they keep when maintaining their fleet, so that you can be sure that whichever car you choose, you know it’s arriving in tip condition.
Background and training
With a top quality car should naturally come a top quality chauffeur, one with the skills and know-how needed to ensure that you’re treated to the kind of VIP treatment you deserve when hiring a luxury chauffeur service.
Your chosen company should have carried out complete background and vetting checks on all of their chauffeurs to ensure your peace of mind, and carried out their own in-house training to ensure that the driver who serves you comes armed with impeccable levels of professionalism, presentation, and punctuality.
Speaking of punctuality, a chauffeur service is only as good as their track record of getting passengers where they need to be, when they need to be there, and let’s face it, in a major city, that’s often easier said than done.
When you hire a chauffeur with expert local knowledge of your city, you’ll again enjoy a certain peace of mind, this time from knowing that your driver can escort you from A to B using the most efficient routes possible, yet without sacrificing on the smooth, safe and enjoyable journey you’ve been looking forward to.
Last but not least, look for a chauffeur company who’ll be there when you need them. If a company’s booking line is only manned during office hours yet you’re far more likely to want to make a booking during the evening, they’re hardly a good fit, are they.
Where possible, look for a chauffeur service operating 24/7 to guarantee that you’ll get exactly the first class transport and five star service you want, exactly when you want it.