Before You Step In: Private Car Service Questions You Should Ask


Hiring private car service is really a no-brainer, right? You call ahead, book the type and color of vehicle you want, and arrive at the airport or pick-up location on time. Some other car services allow you to book service the minute your plane lands and you are waiting in the lobby. Whichever way you prefer, you know there will be a private car waiting for you. What you do not know is that you should first engage the driver with some pointed questions. Do not get in the vehicle until you verify the following.

License and Registration

Drivers of private cars, such as those who work for LA VIP Car Service, are required to carry up-to-date licenses and vehicle registration. Like most people, you may take it for granted that your driver and the vehicle you are riding in are legal. However, it may surprise you to learn that there is a percentage of private drivers on the road that either do not have a current driver's license or their vehicles have lapsed registrations. Before you get in and relax, ask your driver to see both. You do not want your plans and route delayed because your driver gets pulled over and cannot show proof of license and registration.


Most limo companies do have insurance for business purposes, but the drivers should also be insured. Ask to see both the driver's insurance card and the company's insurance on the vehicle. You may be in quite a hurry and want to skip this, but in the event of an accident, this information is vital to any personal injury case you choose to file. (If the driver tries to brush you off, just explain that it is for your own sense of safety or that you have anxiety and want to be reassured. Most drivers understand and will comply if it helps get you into the vehicle.)

Advance Photo of the Person Picking You Up

Most private car services understand that it is an uncomfortable situation to get into a vehicle with someone you have never seen or met. For that reason, many private car services now send you a photo of your driver in advance to your pick up date and time. You may also get a name, in which case you should ask to see the driver's license so that you can verify both your driver's identity and ability to drive legally. It also helps if you have to search through a sea of drivers and cars to find your driver.


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Surviving a Move

Twelve years ago, I moved to a new location. At first the change was extremely frightening. However, I quickly fell in love with my new hometown. Are you planning an upcoming move? If you don’t own an automobile, you might worry how you’re going to get from one place to another one in your new location. Thankfully, many larger areas have numerous forms of transportation to help you get where you need to go. For instance, in your new city, you might be able to utilize taxi cabs, subways, or buses. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of using several common types of transportation.