Hiring a limo service can make you feel like an important celebrity or business person. It makes sense, considering approximately 50% of limousine services are provided to business and corporate parties during the week.
But just because you feel like royalty doesn’t mean you get to do whatever you want during a limo ride. Here are a few important limo etiquette tips to keep in mind during your next ride.
Make Your Request Detailed
Before you even step into the limo, make sure your booking request is as detailed as possible. The limousine company should know how many people are going to be in your party, as well as if you prefer a smoking or non-smoking limo and if there are any places you’d like to stop before you reach your final destination. Preparation is key!
Allow Your Chauffeur to Help
You’re paying for a limousine service, which means you’ll be getting all of the perks that come with it. So when you’re entering and exiting the limo, it’s important that you’re polite to the chauffeur and let them help you. This includes letting them open and close the door, as well as assist you in exiting if needed.
Keep Drinking to a Minimum
Although you’ll likely be provided with alcohol during your limo ride, it’s important to remember that your relationship with the limo, the driver, and the limo service itself is a professional one. Keep drinking within the vehicle to a minimum and make sure your party knows to respect the driver and the limousine company’s property.
Keep Your Body in the Vehicle
Riding in a limo with your head poking out of the sunroof might seem fun, but it’s extremely dangerous. Not only are you putting your safety at risk, you could be putting your driver’s job at risk. Make sure you keep all hands, feet, and heads inside the vehicle during your ride.
Don’t Forget to Tip!
As previously stated, your relationship with the limo service is professional. And why wouldn’t you tip your driver for getting your party from point A to point B? Tipping between 15-20% of your total bill is encouraged.
Limos can be incredibly fun and a great way to spend time taking in the sights, but make sure you’re keeping these etiquette tips in mind during your ride.