Though chauffeur hires are usually seen as an unnecessary use of money, the truth is that there are situations in which they are quite cost-efficient.
That long, beautiful car stopping right where you are. That elegant chauffeur stepping out to open the rear door for you. That gorgeous and huge cabin just for you and whoever is traveling with you. Beautiful décor to soothe your eyes, smooth music to please your ears, your favorite drinks to suit your taste… it is almost impossible to resist the numerous ways in which a limousine pampers you.
For most of us, the only reason why limousine services are not part of our routine is their cost; at a first glance, they are much more expensive than taxis or app rides, let alone public transportation. However, it is necessary to mention “at a first glance” because there are many variables to analyze. This article will show you that, in the end, limousine services deserve more attention than they get.
Limousines are safer
All limousine services are arranged beforehand, whether through an app or a phone call. Therefore, you do not need to worry about anything on the day: the car is going to arrive at the specified place and time. You will have no problems like app rides repeatedly canceling on you late at night, a taxi stop out of cars when you need one the most, or spending too much time alone on an empty street.
Another point is that building a strong image is essential to any limousine service. All chauffeurs are extensively trained and subjected to strict work protocols, not to mention that the company will be open to any reports you may have. In other words, you can expect only the best service and, in case something still goes wrong, you will have the means to report it and eventually come to a solution.
Limousines are healthier
The concern with their image is also the reason why limousine companies keep their cars clean and well-maintained all the time. For you, that means not only a pleasant cabin where to ride, but also a cabin with pure air, clean surfaces, the absence or mold or bugs, and no odors at all. Unfortunately, that is not the reality of several taxis and most of the vehicles employed in public transportation.
Choosing a limousine hire will benefit your ears as well. Older buses, cars and trains usually have a loud engine, not to mention clanking noise from defective trim parts. High-end cars are designed to reach as close as possible to absolute silence inside, so you can perfectly carry a conversation with your travel group or even catch up with some work while you have not arrived at your destination.
Limousines are more predictable
Arranging the ride beforehand allows you to rest assured that you are going to have a car available as you specified, and that it is going to have a trustworthy driver, as mentioned. Besides that, these services offer all-inclusive prices: you will sign a comprehensive contract that specifies the allowed luggage, what costs are included, and even what protection will be offered in case of an emergency.
With that contract, you are free from the problem of a driver taking a longer route to make you pay more, and the hassle of having unexpected expenses such as toll and luggage fees. Not to mention you will be informed of what assistance you are going to obtain in case of need. When we travel to a new place and/or are on a tight schedule, such predictability is more valuable than some dollars.
We know that the cost of a chauffeur service in Paris is usually high. However, this text aims to show you that such price does not come exclusively from luxury or ostentation: limousine services can, indeed, be a rational choice once you consider all factors involved. What do you think of that side of limousine rides?