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Limousines and Party Buses 101: Tips and Information for the Consumer

Do you want to arrive to the big event in style and get home safely?  
 
Are you going to the airport and want curb side service at 3:00 or 4:00am and can’t get your Uncle to do it? 
 
All Around Limousin Service can help you find the right limo or chauffeured transportation
option for your event. Whether you are going to the airport, planning
a wedding or prom, or a night on the town, it is important that you
get the best vehicle and service for your money. There are many
factors to consider when booking limo service. We hope this guide
helps you get the most from your luxury transportation experience.

Get the right vehicle:


Make sure that the vehicle you reserve will work for your group. 
When you call a limousine service there will be many different vehicles
 to choose from. 
  
Sedans
 
The standard sedan is a Lincoln Town Executive, Signature or L series.
Any full size luxury sedan can hold between 1-3 passengers
comfortably.
 
Vans
 
Normally used for airport trips to O’Hare or Midway.  1-15 passengers
with minimal amenities. 
 
Limousines


Party Buses
 
A 26 passenger party bus, can fit comfortably 20-24 passengers
depending on the size of each passenger.

Get the whole price


  Give the limousine company and driver as much information as
possible to make the trip go smoothly. (addresses, phone numbers, times)
 
Ways to Save

Ask if cash discounts are available.
Book a limo on a weeknight.
 
Call (219) 980-3636 to reserve a vehicle today.
 

   Many limousine companies offer package deals for weddings,
concerts, and proms.  Often these packages have a 3 hour minimum, any time
needed after the 3 hour minimum is normally charged at a discounted rate.

Plan Ahead  The earlier the better within reason.  1-3 months is sufficient for
most dates, but popular dates can get reserved quickly. This happens
during Prom time and Wedding season.  1month is plenty of time to
reserve a limousine for airport trips to O’Hare or Midway.

Package Deals  All passenger vehicles in Indiana are required have a minimum state
required 1.5 million dollar insurance policy.  Party buses with 15 or
more passengers are required to have a 5 million dollar policy.  If
you are unsure about the company ask for a copy of their insurance
information.  All Around Limousine Service is insured with Affiliated
Insurance Brokerage 3030 Granade Ave, Suite A, Oakdale, MN. 55128,
Policy Number: ECA0000204.

Reserve Early  Ask if there are any tolls, fuel surcharges, and if gratuity for
the driver is included.  For large groups gratuity is typically
included in the fare at 15-20%.  Many small businesses also include a
credit card convenience charge of 1-3.5% if paying by credit card to
offset the expenses from the card processing companies.

Safety and InsuranceThe standard limousine is stretched 120″ and it is referred to in the
business as a 10 passenger limo.  10 passengers is the max, based on
the size of each passenger, I would try and keep it around 8-9 to get
the most comfort out of the limousine experience.
So our 14 passenger, or 180″ stretch limo fits 12 adults comfortably.