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Top 10 Checklist Before Renting a Limo

The use of a limousine can be a great way to enhance a special event like a wedding or to provide a convenient mode of transportation. What most people don’t realize that is there are many things to consider before entering into a rental agreement with a limo company.

Given the circumstances and importance of making the right decision, a top 10 checklist would be a very efficient way to make sure all the bases are covered.

check list when renting a limo in orange countyThe Budget – Limousines rentals are luxury items that come in all sizes and shapes with a wide range of prices attached. Before you begin looking for the right match, it is essential you establish a budget and adhered too it in order to avoid any unpleasant financial surprises.

The Event – Limousines can be used for any occasion ranging from simple transportation to the airport or a business meeting up to an extravagant party vehicle. It is important to match the event to the type of limo to be rented. For example, a Hummer or party limo might be inappropriate for an elegant wedding mode of transportation. Likewise, you wouldn’t hire a small limo if the vehicle is intended to be use for a party.

Headcount – It is critical to get an accurate headcount on the number of people to be occupants in the limo. Because limos come in a variety of sizes, they are usually available for anywhere from 2-20 guests. You just want to make sure that everyone is comfortable while traveling in the limousine.

Limousine Company’s Reputation – Limos are carrying a precious commodity, you and your family and friends. You want your driver to be safe, punctual and professional. It may take a bit of investigation, but ask for references and do some online research to establish whether or not the limo company and driver’s reputation are in good standing with the proper insurance and licenses.

Scheduling – In order to secure the right limo type and good pricing, it is extremely important to plan ahead and try to reserve in well advance if possible. This increases the likelihood that the type of vehicle you have in mind will be available for your event.

Custom Features and Requests – Some customers like to request drivers dress and act a certain way. They may also want the limo to contain specific amenities (jacuzzi, sound-system)) or products (food and beverages). You should make sure all requests are made to the limo company in writing in order to avoid any misunderstandings. These items will be built into the price and you want to make sure you are getting what you pay for.

Preview the Car – Before signing any rental contract, it is critical that you ask to see the vehicle being offered prior to the day of the event. If anything looks out-of-order, you should request adjustments at that time because it may be too late to make changes on the day of the rental.

Negotiating the Price – The limousine business is highly competitive. Therefore, limo companies are usually willing to negotiate on the hourly rate or offer a package deal. You should take the time to get the best deal possible and make sure you completely understand everything that is being included in the price. Also, you should make sure you understand whether or not the deposit is refundable.

Signing the Rental Contract – You need to thoroughly review the contact prior to signing. You should make sure you understand and agree to all the terms or request changes.

Checking In – Do yourself a big favor and call the limo company one day before the event and make sure everything is on schedule. With a day to go, you may still be able to find an emergency replacement.

Once everything is set, the only thing you and your party need to do is show up and have a good time. The proper planning and thorough research should be enough to avoid any last-minute disasters.

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ULC Limos is rated 4.83 out of 5.0 stars based on 35 review(s).


The 44- seat bus was comfortable, clean, and spacious. And affordably priced! Our driver Jose was wonderful - a careful driver who was interested in making our trip successful. He made sure the PA system was working, drove us to the closest, safest spots to load and disembark at our various sites, and even took a group photo of us at the end of the tour! Shannon, who booked us, was great about getting everything signed off and ready. Overall, a fantastic experience. Highly recommend.

- Barbara



- Raju


The drivers were great. Even Showed up early. I was disappointed that I spoke with the office staff at least three times, sent them detailed route maps twice, as well as written instructions, specifically asking them to share those with the drivers, and when the drivers showed up, they knew nothing about that and had not been given them to them. We took them on a drive thru on the routes to fix this. Was also disappointed that I asked the office staff to provide “out to lunch” signs for the buses drivers could take their breaks and that was not done. We had to do that for them. Drivers were great, disappointed in the office staff.

- Nancy


Everything was perfect. Driver was on time. He was professional and made everyone feel safe with his driving. Thank you for your service.

- Susana


ULC was perfect. The kiddos had fun and Senior Prom was a success. The kids driver Cruz was fun. He updated parents in regards to drop offs and pick up times.

- Veronica


Damon was excellent!

- Simon


Thank you so much from start to finish! Steve, Sharron, and our driver Pat are a fabulous team to do business with! Pat, thank you so much for taking such good care of all our seniors and making everything perfect for their special evening! Xoxo

- Stacey


ULC party was incredible. They were so helpful from the start. The limo bus was very nice and the driver Scott was professional and friendly. ULC made prom a memorable experience for ours kids. Thank you again for the exceptional service!

- Sandy


Very spacious and wonderful lights! Loved the ice bar and the stereo!!

- Naomi


Thank you ULC! Absolutely great service. Driver was on time, communicated and the prom kids had a blast in the party bus. I appreciate that the driver let us know he was bringing the kids home. Even had the lights and music going for them when they were ready to go home. Again, thank you and we will definitely reach out for more services.

- Gil


Kids had a great time on the way to Prom. Driver was fantastic, on-time, easy to get along with, no issues.

- Taylor


Our driver was very kind and courteous. Thank you.

- Geneva


Great experience!

- Nicole


Luis was wonderful and we had a fantastic travel experience relaxing in our way to LAX. Looking forward to an equally relaxing ride on the way home.

- Mandy


Cruz was friendly and very accommodating.

- Amy


The service is always outstanding! It's always easy to make bookings, and the customer care is top-notch! Thank you!

- Luci


Driver was great! Good vibe and very professional. Thank you guys!

- Miguel


ULC did a great job for our event. They were very responsive with all of our requests and did a great job. Thank You!

- Tim


Had a blas very clean bus nice staff

- Antone


Great service

- Adam


Very friendly staff and they have great communication. All my concerns or questions were answered and they were easy to contact.

- Monica


Jude was amazing, thank you so much for the excellent service.

- Neil


Shannon our coordinator and Pat our driver did a wonderful job! The Executive Bus was very comfortable and clean. We will reccomend. Thank you 😉

- Becky


Was very pleased with the fast and reliable service we received.

- Yara


Great experience! I have recommended you guys to a few people who have been asking. I want to especially thank our driver MIKE D ! He was very nice and welcoming!! He was also very attentive to all of our needs thank you for a great time on my bday :)!

- Karina


awesome service

- Chunchun


Driver on time and professional. Will definitely use their services again!

- Isela


George was on time, friendly and did well. thanks

- Jeremy


Jude was wonderful for our event!

- Jessica


Great company! The driver Kerri was amazing and helpful throughout. I would book again.

- Darrilyn


Excellent service. Limo was clean and driver friendly. Highly recommend to family and friends.

- Caroline Fraser


Everything was perfect. The limo was super clean, and driver friendly. Would recommend to family and friends.

- Caroline


Limo was fantastic and our driver, Jude was great!!! Had a great time. Will definitely use company for next event.

- Russell


Great Driver and Great Service!

- Wesley