No matter if you are planning a business trip or going on a vacation, when visiting a new town, you need a way of getting around. Seeing how public transportation is not really an option in most of the US, chances are that you will have to drive or be driven. Your chances are pretty much either renting a car or hiring a limo or a town car.
As you may imagine, both of these options have some advantages and disadvantages, and in order to be sure which of the two is better suited for your needs, we reached out to car service veterans at Cardiff Limo, who shared some of their thoughts about both options.
The Financial Implications
This one is fairly straightforward. If you are looking to save money and cut your costs, you are most likely going to opt for a car rental option. In most situations, this will be the cheaper option. But it doesn’t have to be. Keep in mind that with rental cars, you are only paying for the car itself. Any additional expenses, such as parking, gas, tolls are not included. Depending on your needs, these costs can certainly add up.
On the other hand, with a hired car or limo, you are only expected to pay one flat price and enjoy the ride. It may be more expensive out-front, but once you’ve paid the asking price, you are pretty much done.
If this is your first time visiting the city, getting around can be a bit of a challenge. Not only do you not know what the weak points in the city’s infrastructure are, you also can’t really rely on navigation maps to tell you either, as they can be somewhat unreliable. Driving through a new city can be difficult, especially if you are in a hurry and need to get to a designated place in time.
This is where a hired car really shines. Not only will you not have to stress about driving through a new city you don’t know anything about, you will also have a professional driver who is familiar with the city and everything about it – they will know all the quirks of the traffic and ensure that you get anywhere you need to be right on time.
Do You Care about Comfort and Safety?
At a certain point, you need to ask yourself what you are looking for from your chosen ride option. If comfort is one of your priorities, it’s likely that you will not want to drive around an unfamiliar city and stress about traffic. Instead, sitting back and enjoying the ride from start to finish.
And if you have had a long flight and are preparing for an important meeting, driving is likely the last thing you want to be doing – for multiple reasons. One of those reasons is certainly safety. If you’re not able to dedicate your full attention to driving, perhaps you shouldn’t be behind the wheel – especially when there is a simple alternative.
Most people don’t really rent limos or town cars with professional chauffeurs attached all that often. This is your chance to experience this special treatment and not feel guilty about treating yourself. Not only will your trip be safer and more comfortable if you don’t have to drive, it will certainly be a thing you remember for a while to come.
For most of us, renting a limo or a town car sounds like luxury or excess, but it really isn’t, especially when you consider how commodified the industry has become – just sit back and enjoy your trip.
Published by Samantha Brown