5 Reasons to Hire Professional Chauffeured Transportation Instead of Uber or Lyft
One of the many recent trends in hired transportation is the availability of ride sharing companies (such as Uber and Lyft) as alternatives to professional chauffeured transportation. While this may at first seem like a good development, there are caveats to be considered when renting a ride from one of these services.
Here are five top reasons these new ride share services may not be the solution they’re cracked up to be:
1. Priority #1: Safety & Security
Anyone who watches or reads the latest news has likely encountered a story highlighting the dangers of ride sharing services. Rather than focus on such details, it should be noted that professional chauffeured services are a far safer option, as these companies are fully invested in their sole industry and stand to lose a great deal by not providing safe and reliable services.
2. What’s in Your Ride?
It is true that ride share vehicles are inspected for good working conditions. But beyond that, you really don’t know what you’re riding in when you hail an Uber or Lyft. Vehicles are the property of the driver; you have no way of knowing what has been in the vehicle, or whether it has been regularly maintained.
By contrast, professional chauffeur services are committed to maintaining a high quality fleet of rentals, both mechanically and aesthetically, so that passengers are ensured a trouble-free, immaculate ride.
3. Ride Share Drivers are Sub-Contractors
Unlike professional transportation providers, ride share companies do not provide full-time, dedicated drivers who are required to meet top expectations and credentials. While they do undergo an initial background check, professional rental companies generally hold their drivers to a much higher standard. This means more extensive background screening, impeccable driving record and ongoing training for excellence.
Professional chauffeurs have a vested interest in their profession, whereas ride share drivers often provides rides to make a few bucks on the side.
4. What’s in a Name?
When you hire a Lyft or Uber, even if you don’t specifically choose their “ride share” option you’re still riding with a stranger: the driver! Certainly, this will be the case the first time you hire a professional chauffeur, but once you’ve enjoyed a driver’s hospitality you can request them again when you return to your transportation provider to rent your next ride. With ride share services, you never know who you’re going to get.
Chauffeurs are specially trained to provide only the utmost in professionalism, courtesy, reliability and accommodation. These pros will help with your baggage, strive to meet your special requests and always conduct themselves in a dignified and congenial manner. If you have ever hired a shared ride service, you already know that encountering such drivers with your ride is never a given.
When considering hired transportation, the true overall value lies in the safety, integrity and guaranteed comfort that passengers can depend on with every ride. If you just need a quick ride down the street, a ride share service might be a consideration; but when you count on your transportation to be as important as you and your travel companions, professional chauffeured transportation is hands-down the better choice for your trip.
The Best Choice for Rented Transportation
At AM PM Limo, we understand how challenging it can be to find safe and reliable transportation in Alberta; this is why we do what we do.
When you rent chauffeured transportation from our family-owned & operated rental company, you can count on security, professionalism and world-class service with every ride. We are fully committed to providing Alberta travelers with only the very best; best fleet, best prices, best drivers and best service – period.
Find out for yourself why our chauffeured transportation is the far better option over shared ride services. Our LIVE reservation specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have, and to make your reservation simple, affordable and completely hassle-free.
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