When he first started his limo service at the age of 18, Edward Slinin had only one option to offer his executive transportation customers. That was a few decades ago. Today Slinin’s company, Corporate Transportation Group, has over 1,400 cars in its fleet and Ed Slinin is the go-to expert for choosing the perfect limousine for you and your situation.
What’s the Occasion?
Before you go any further, you need to know what you will be using the limousine transportation for. Limos are not just limos. There are several different types, and multiple sizes of each type. Don’t just settle. Know which model and size would work best for what you are doing. In fact, there are several different types of limousine service. CTG, for example, has multiple different subsidiary companies that specials in a specific type of transportation service. When you contact a limousine service, be sure to fully explain your plans. Don’t just say “a party” or “a wedding.” Get specific, and they will be better able to serve you.
Get the Best Price
Clearly, when you are selecting limousine service, price is a prime consideration. But prices vary not just among different services but between different companies for the same services. But don’t just always automatically look for the cheapest ride. That old adage is in effect here – you get what you pay for. And, when you are renting a limousine, do not just consider the vehicle. Consider the reputation of the carrier, the professionalism of the driver and the variety offered. More choices means a better fit for your purpose and your chosen price point.
Budget and price may seem the same, but, when it comes to renting a limousine, they are definitely not. Here’s why. Price can be the price for a package deal or for individual services. When considering your budget, you may be able to get a better deal by mixing and matching options based on your personal priorities. And never forget to ask your customer service representative about any possible discounts or special deals being offered at that time. Just because there may not be any being advertised doesn’t mean there are not any available. Remember, you can’t know if you don’t ask. So, ask for deals and ask about package options. Otherwise you may miss out.
Picking the Right Vehicle
We touched on it briefly before, but, when you are picking from 1,400 vehicles, variety is not a worry. Edward Slinin learned early that customers want choices, and he has made certain that CTG is there with every possible transportation option, from single cars to group stretch limos. But, before you decide that biggest is best, consider what you will be doing and how many people will be with you. A stretch Hummer may look cool, but it’s not exactly the most cozy and romantic limo for an anniversary or important date night. On the other hand, if you have a big group, there is no reason to pick a limo where everyone is stuck together like sardines. You may choose to get close, but let it be an option, not a necessity.