Choosing a Luxury Tour Bus Rental Service can be confusing at times. With ample options and a range of prices, there are a few ways you can tell the good eggs from the bad. With the right tips you can be sure that you have chosen a reliable, trusted and efficient company.
- Make sure of insurance certificates
If a luxury service is legitimate, there will always be proof, they will have all the hallmarks of a professional company. These include services like liability coverage for their buses and drivers. This prevents you from having to pay in the event of driver injury or something out of your control.
- Verify inspections
Whether or not your coach been inspected recently is also highly important, always make sure the company has a stringent inspection policy. Any rental company should be willing to answer any question regarding their inspection process. Their buses should have all been serviced within the past year if they are active regularly. This prevents a bus breakdown from interrupting your travels as well as their business.
- Check if they have a backup plan
Over longer trips or tours drivers can be subjected to strenuous hours, as such it is always preferable to have another driver accompany the tour. Make sure whether or not this is part of the service you have chosen as it may impact your timing and stopping. Drivers shouldn’t operate a vehicle for more than 10 hours a day. Any more would exhaust them to the point that you and your fellow travellers will be in danger.
- Calculate pricing
Always make sure of how the tour is priced and to what degree extras may be incurred. When you hire luxury transport you can expect to pay a higher price if you don’t do enough research, often leaving you with less amenities as well. Some companies will charge you per mile while others will charge you per hour from pickup to drop-off. Others, meanwhile, will charge you depending on the destination and the route you take.
- Predetermine deposit
Deposit, advance payment, refund, and cancellation policies are all things you must understand when chartering a bus or van. You never know when something unexpected can interrupt or cancel your trip altogether and you don’t want to lose all your money in the process. Be sure what you have to risk before handing over any money.
For reliable, trusted service in South Africa, be sure to call Future Coaches. With a trusted reputation and a range of luxury vehicles to choose from, we can cater to your transportation needs.