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4 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Limo Service October 12, 2018

Washington Heights, Manhattan
4 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Limo Service, Manhattan, New York

Whether you’re looking to hire a limo service for a wedding, birthday, or formal business event, you’ll need a company you can trust. As with any transportation service, it’s important for the limo service to be reputable, safe, and reliable. Here are four questions to ask before making a decision. 

What to Ask Before Hiring a Limo Service 

Are You Certified, Insured & Licensed?

Never work with a transportation company that isn’t certified, licensed, and insured. Certification shows the drivers have adequate training while licensure indicates the company is legally permitted to do business. Insurance covers you in case of an emergency, ensuring you won’t be financially liable for damages in an accident. 

What Are Your Rates?

limoserviceLike any service, transportation rates differ significantly based on factors such as experience and location. Some companies may also implement rate hikes during peak hours. Ask about these and other tolls, gratuities, and taxes ahead of time to get an accurate price estimate. 

What Are Your Backup Plans?

Ask what the limo service’s backup plan is in case a vehicle breaks down or is involved in an accident. Most companies offer contingency plans, but it’s helpful to know what to do if you’re stranded, the vehicle is late, or there’s an accident. Knowing the procedure ahead of time reduces stress and ensures you’ll get to the destination as quickly as possible. 

How Many Passengers Can You Accommodate?

A standard stretch limo can typically seat eight passengers. If you have more people in the party, you may need to book a bigger vehicle or multiple cars. Also, formal attire, particularly gowns, can take up more space, so although 10 may fit into a super-stretch limo, they may not be able to ride comfortably. State laws dictate you can’t put additional people into seats without seatbelts, so ask about the maximum capacity for each vehicle early on and ensure the company can accommodate your needs. 


Riverside Car & Limo in New York, NY, is one of the area’s leading taxi and limo services. Since 1991, they’ve offered a comprehensive range of services including corporate and airport transportation and limousines. In addition to their standard vehicles, their fleet also includes wheelchair-accessible vans and energy-efficient hybrid vehicles for eco-conscious passengers. Call (212) 923-1111 or visit the website to learn more about the company.

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