Answers to some of the questions that customers most often have about booking car services.
It may sound cliché but the truth is, you get what you pay for. Renting a limousine for a night on the town or on your wedding day is a luxury experience, like selecting a 5-star hotel or restaurant, and is typically reserved for a special occasion. If your choice is based on price you run the risk of being taken advantage of – usually resulting in serious disappointment on that special day. Our passion is your satisfaction!
Lower prices may be a red flag for such things as:
Running a luxury transportation company is not cheap. Is it worth it for you to save $25.00-$30.00 on your special occasion?
Austin Black Car Service is proud to provide clean, well maintained, properly licensed and permitted vehicles driven by well trained professional chauffeurs who are courteous, prompt and helpful.
Any transportation company that is being run properly should be able to answer these questions:
Rental costs vary based on a variety of considerations. The specific cost for your limousine rental will depend on some of the following:
In order to better serve you, we’ve listed some national hourly rate averages below. These figures are examples only and do not construe an offer to solicit for ground transportation, nor do these rates reflect those of Austin Black Car Service. Please call 512.590.1986, or email to request a quote for our best possible rate!
Vehicle Type National Rate Averages (based on a 3-hour rental):
According to recent studies it is estimated that 95% of the limousine industry does not provide limousine service for one hour, and there are good business reasons for this. To maintain a high quality of service for the consumer there is usually 1-2 hours of total prep (before the job) and cleanup time (after the job) for any booking regardless of length, and it simply is not cost effective for most companies to send a stretch limo out for only one hour.
To hire a limousine, most providers require a minimum hourly booking, typically 4 to 8 hours. Particular times of the year can be much busier, such as the spring. This increased demand can equate to longer hourly minimums.
Each limousine service charges a standard gratuity which is based on the total fare. The average gratuity is 15-20%. Be sure to ask if it is not made clear. Either way, it is customary to budget gratuity in your rental cost. Limousine chauffeurs earn their living by providing excellent service in exchange for gratuities, much like waiters do in fine dining establishments. Please tip your chauffeur in addition to the gratuity that is already included!
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