Several Benefits of a Luxury Chauffeur Service:
Luxury Base compared to Black Car, Livery, and Uber services
Choosing which type of service is needed to transport you for either business or pleasure can be a tricky decision, especially when there are so many choices. Each type of transportation service has its own benefits, and whether you live in an urban or rural environment, there is a service to suit your needs. Here we’ll compare the services offered to commuting customers by the likes of Uber, black car services, livery car services and luxury chauffeur service.
Luxury Base Chauffeur
A luxury base chauffeur service is by far the most professional outfit around when it comes to transportation, especially when it comes to living in a big city like New York. This type of service more than likely owns a garage base and the entirety of the fleet is owned and maintained by the company.
Each of the vehicles is emblazoned with the company’s emblems and vanity plates for that extra professional look and feel compared to other transportation services. This type of outfit also ensures that the highest levels of insurance are sought for each vehicle in the fleet, not just the bare minimum.
Chauffeurs report to work at the base and are assigned vehicles and jobs throughout the day. Professional chauffeurs prefer this style of service over the others due to higher wages and tips, quality of vehicles, and ability to serve affluent clientele. Chauffeurs in the company are uniformed with the company’s emblazoned logo. A luxury base chauffeur is considered the most professional and knowledgeable and this is what truly separates a luxury base company from everyone else.
Black Car Service
Black car services do offer a much higher quality of transportation than the likes of Uber, but again it can be hit and miss when it comes to your ‘driver’ as opposed to the vetted ‘chauffeur that a luxury service offers. The cars are often neglected as there is no central system to keep check of all the drivers and the condition of the vehicles.
Black car service companies can offer a wide range of vehicles, but because many of the classier types of vehicle such as the limousine are only requested seasonally- for example, wine tours and proms, the company is forced to keep older vehicles for years down the line. This reflects poorly on the service, and many of the drivers may even be part-time, serving as firemen for some of the week when business is quiet.
An Uber service is similar to a taxi rank or company in that it provides an on-demand transportation service. Uber drivers own their own car and anybody can register to be a driver, it’s a real mixed bag, and you will never know who you’re going to get.
The state of the vehicle is another issue to take into consideration, as there is no external vetting of the vehicles interior or on-hand mechanic. Drivers and customers can leave a short review after using a service like Uber or Lyft, but this is no guarantee of a quality service for a particular trip on the day you use it.
Livery is a term used for a chauffeur service which dates back to the time horses drew carriages- coming from the livery stable. It is a rented vehicle service, however, the driver does not own the vehicle they are driving. There is much less quality control with this type of livery service, as the driver does not bear the responsibility to maintain the vehicle they are renting.
Benefits of a Luxury Limousine Service
- Compared to the other forms of service, a luxury chauffeur service stands above the crowd in more ways than one. Not only does it benefit from having the most up-to-date vehicles on the market, but these vehicles are also kept in the best condition possible.
- Luxury limousines services in New York and other major cities know that they have to be at the top of their game, transporting celebrities and high-profile business figures who expect the best- they won’t be opting for an unsafe Uber like the majority.
- You won’t find a luxury limousine driven by just anybody wearing whatever suits them; you benefit from a wealth of driving experience, proper vetting and a desire to please at every turn.
- All vehicles in the fleet can easily be maintained from the same location by a team of dedicated mechanics and attendants. Every car that leaves from this luxury base chauffeur service is guaranteed to be in top condition, maintained to a high standard.
So if you want to travel in style, in safe and enjoyable surroundings trust a luxury base chauffeur service like Bermuda Limousine International to provide you just that. It’s not always about simply getting from A to B, and many of our customers choose us for reasons other than transportation.