What to check for before taking that limo

Posted on October 16, 2015

Limo in Massachusetts from A-ExecutiveYou are looking to rent that limo for your big event. How will you know it is the right one for you? Not all limousines are created equal. Most limo companies do much heavy lifting behind the curtains. They clean and keep their limo’s well maintained and in tip top shape. There are those, however, who put in less than a stellar effort and you never really know until you are left stranded on the side of the road on your big night out? So, what should you be looking for before you rent your limo?

  • You need to take the time to check out your ride before the big day. Even checking to ensure that the vehicle has the proper state license is important. You want to know that your state has officially sanctioned your limo company. Make sure all other licenses or permits are current for what you are looking for.
  • Always check the odometer. Ideally, you will want a limo with less than 200K miles on it. Check for dents and scratches as well as for rust underneath. You can’t take any chances with your big night.
  • If you are renting a stretch, ask a driver to get in and turn on the heat or the air conditioning depending on the season. Generally, the back of the stretch doesn’t have that great of a circulation situation so if the air or heat goes down, you will be in for a rather miserable big night. Also, make sure all of the interior lights are in perfect working order.
  • The interior of the limo should be extremely clean and smell nice. Most companies take great pains to clean up after their guests but check for cleanliness anyway. Also, you don’t want the car to smell. Knowing what you are renting before your special occasion arrives, may save you a lot of headaches and will ensure that your special night will be just that.