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The Benefits of a Professional Limo Service vs Uber and Lyft

It’s no secret that ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have become increasingly popular in recent years.  But, at the end of the day, they aren’t always worthy of the accolades many bestow upon them. Rude drivers, abrupt cancellations, and surge charges only begin to scratch the surface of the issues that plague the industry, which is why professional limousine service is still a much better option.

Still not convinced that limos are the way to go? Perhaps the following benefits will change your mind.

Know Who You’re Riding With

Drivers who work for the Uber and Lyft platforms are just your typical Sam or Sally from around the corner, trying to make an extra buck. While all ride-sharing services do require their drivers to have proof of identification, insurance, and a valid driver’s license, extensive background checks aren’t usually performed.

A ride-sharing service can also be incredibly unreliable. Often times, especially during big events or busy nights, delays are inevitable since the number of drivers available is limited, which can cause you to arrive unfashionably late.

When you book a ride with a professional limousine service, however, there’s no need to worry.  You can rest easy knowing that your driver is a licensed professional who has undergone extensive background checks.  What’s more, since this is something your driver does every day, he will know traffic patterns, as well as the ins and outs of the city he’s driving in, so you will arrive safely to your destination.  And, on time.  After all, it’s not like you’ll be standing around on a street corner waiting for the next available driver to swing by.

Ride Comfortably and Arrive in Style

Drivers for ride-sharing services drive their own cars and set their own standards for cleanliness. So, when you book an Uber, you’re riding around in somebody’s everyday vehicle, where they tote their friends, kids, pets, and probably even their dirty laundry. With Uber and Lyft, you never know if you’ll be squeezing into a Volkswagen Beetle or climbing into a soccer mom’s mini-van catastrophe.

Professional limousine services offer top-of-the-line vehicles with plenty of space for you, your guests, and anything else you may be toting along with you, like luggage. You simply book your ride in advance and choose the specific vehicle you want to pick you up, so there are never any surprises. Drivers meticulously clean out their vehicles after every ride, so you’ll never have to worry about melted chocolate on the seats or trash all over the floor.

Avoid “Primetime” Pricing

Perhaps one of the biggest downsides to ride-sharing services is that they are notorious for price gouging. “Primetime” pricing, also known as “surge” pricing, refers to the increase in price during busy hours, weekends, and holidays. Sometimes, the price can double or triple, which can get expensive quickly.

Professional limousine services generally provide set rates, or rates that change very little throughout the year. Because you will most likely be booking your limo service in advance, you’ll have already paid for your ride, which means you won’t have sticker shock when you check your bank account and see what charges have been taken out.

Booking a professional limo service to get you around town definitely has its advantages over ride-sharing services. If you want to experience a hassle-free ride AND arrive on time, every time, contact Dream Limousines Inc today!