There are many reasons why you may need a limo service while in Toronto. You may be hosting a wedding, holding a high-profile event or simply for executive transportation for your firm. Either way, you need to be very careful when selecting the limo service to partner with since this decision might be the difference between you enjoying your day or having your event ruined. There are many factors that you need to look for pertaining to legal compliance, professionalism, and reputation. They include:
1. Ensure that you are working with a registered limo service
The first thing that you need to verify with a limo service is whether it has valid registration documents. Toronto requires all public transportation providers, which includes limo services, to be registered before offering their services to the public. The registration process ensures that their vehicles are safe, their drivers qualified, and that their business practices meet the required industry standards. It also ensures that they have a comprehensive insurance policy that covers all passengers in case the vehicle is involved in an accident. Whatever cost benefits you might get by working with a fly-by-night limo operator will not be sufficient to cover the protections that you waive in case things don’t go as planned. Ensure that you can verify their registration.
2. Ensure that they have a fleet that meets your needs
When booking a limo service, you should ensure that you are not coerced into using vehicles that do not meet your needs. A professionally-run limo service will ensure that they have an adequate fleet in terms of diversity and the capacity (numbers) to meet your needs. If they have to lease vehicles from their competitors, then they lack the capacity to meet your needs and you should walk away.
3. Ensure that they are well reviewed
Nothing beats the recommendations of past clients when making a decision on whether you should engage the services of a limo service. Check popular review sites such as Yelp.com and the online yellow pages to see the experiences of clients that have used their services in the past. If they experienced problems with the professionalism or overall service quality of the company, then you should expect the same.
4. Ask for their experience with clients with similar needs
Different transportation jobs have different needs. A company that concentrates on wedding services (regardless of their positive reviews) might not be well equipped to handle executive transport, and vice versa. With many Toronto limo services offering all types of services, you need to ensure that they have sufficient experience with your needs. If you need a wedding limo service, ask to see references from past wedding clients. Also, ask questions about their ability to meet your transportation needs for such needs/events. If you are not satisfied with their experience or capacity to adequately provide their services to you then you may need to find another company that does.
Don’t feel pressurized to accept the services of the first limo service that you interact with. Toronto has a lot to offer; shop around to find the right limo service for you.