In today’s world there are so many options for you to hire a car service to get you from one place to another. Unfortunately, the convenience of companies like Uber, Lyft, and various taxi companies have created a culture of sub-par professionalism and sometimes questionably safe scenarios.
We often don’t think about it until we are inside the stranger’s car, but how safe are we really? Can we trust this person? These are valid questions to ask and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The reality is, the number one factor in your safety, comfort, and overall experience is your driver.
To help you ensure you’re going to get the experience you deserve, here are five things you should expect from a professional driver:
AppearanceDriver: Before getting into the vehicle, you should quickly notice that the Chauffeur exudes professionalism. The Chauffeur will be dressed to help represent you well. Simply stated, your professional driver should be wearing the following:>Men – Dress shirt, Tie, Jacket, Slacks, Belt, Dress ShoesWomen – Dress Shirt, Slacks, Skirt (knee length or longer), Blazer, Dress ShoesVehicle: The vehicle’s appearance is equally important as the driver’s. The exterior should be washed and well-detailed. The interior should have vacuumed seats and floorboards, clean dashboards, and you should notice a fresh scent.(Side note: There should never be a tip jar in your vehicle.)Attitude – A professional chauffeur should always greet you with smile and courtesy, willing to assist you by opening your door and placing any luggage in the vehicle for you. The best drivers are able to determine the atmosphere you desire and engage you in pleasant conversation during your ride or remain quiet, so you focus on the matters of the day.Well-Prepared – A professional chauffeur should always know where they are going with a clear plan. If necessary, the driver will also have a second or third route planned incase an issue arises such as an accident, traffic, etc. Their planning should always lead them to arrive 15 minutes early, never late.Safety and Comfort – All vehicles are properly maintained by on-staff mechanics with daily pre-trips performed by the chauffeur for any issues to be handled or to switch vehicles. The driver will always keep alert to road conditions, distances, and the surroundings using trained driving skills. These driving abilities will provide safe transportation for the client to relax. You should expect smooth turns, lane changes, and no hard braking or accelerating.Confidence – A Professional Chauffeur is never in distress. The driver will always maintain a positive outlook while being honest and in control. They will never bend or break any traffic laws such as speeding, hurrying through a yellow light, or rolling through a stop sign
Don’t be lax with the details . . . Arrive with confidence on your next trip. You and your plans are too important.
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