If you’re planning a celebration or event with a group of friends, you may have considered hiring a party bus rental company to get you to and from your destination with ease. This can be a great way to enjoy truly your evening with your friends. A hired bus allows you to relax and arrives stress-free. There are many companies to choose from, though. How do you know which one to choose? Here are 3 top signs that you should avoid a charter bus company and look elsewhere.
- Not established or reputable: A company that just started up a week ago will not likely give you the level of service you’re looking for. You want a company that is both established and reputable. Check their BBB rating online (it’s free) and read testimonials online. Talk to friends and family to find out if they have experience dealing with a particular company. Check their website to find out how long they’ve been in business and what sets them apart from other companies in the same industry.
- Not professional: Is their website professional looking, or does it look outdated? When you call, do you get a courteous, friendly person on the other end? When you visit them in person, does everything look professional and in order? Do they have a dedicated location or are they located in the middle of a junkyard? The answers to these questions indicate whether the business is professional, or whether the owner is just looking to make a quick dollar, without caring for quality or customers.
- Fleet in disrepair: It is strongly advised that you visit the company in person, even if you’ve studied their website and talked to them on the telephone. Have a look at their available fleet. Do the vehicles seem to be kept up or are they in disrepair? Are there rust spots on them, or are they neat and clean both inside and out? Do they look like they’re going to fall apart at any minute? Have a look inside at least two or three buses and take note of the condition of the interior. It should be impeccably clean with no rips or tears in the upholstery. When you choose a vehicle type and size that suits you, ask if you can see the very one you’ll be renting. Take note of the amenities inside and make sure they are written in the contract. On the day of your event, make sure that all amenities are included and in good working order.
It’s wise to interview at least three party bus rental companies and jot down notes for each one on what you liked and what you didn’t. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and if you don’t get a straight answer, they may be trying to hide something. Bottom line? Trust your instincts. Choose the company that you feel will give you the best service at the best rate. You want to make lasting memories of both your event and the ride of your life.
Charter Bus can handle all of your party bus rental needs. Call or visit the website to learn more about our range of services.