From weddings to corporate events, there are many social events that warrant the need to hire vehicles. As with the usual rentals, hiring vehicles for specific occasions comes with the same advice, but sometimes there are other criteria to consider as well. Below are some useful pointers:
- Requirements – the first you need to be sure of when hiring a vehicle is your own requirements. What kind of vehicle are you expecting to hire? Depending on the type of event, your answer will most likely change. For example, for a bucks party, bus hires or stretched hummer hires would be a common enough choice, whereas for weddings or for prom night celebrations, limousines might be more popular. Before you approach a vehicle rental company, it is important to carefully understand what exactly you wish to hire. You yourself might have an idea, but more often than not, events tend to involve more than one individual, so chances are you will need to talk to your relatives or friends before coming to a decision, hence why you should first understand your requirements.
- Pricing – the pricing is yet another important point to consider when renting a vehicle. Regardless of whether you a hiring a wedding cars Wollongong or a car for a normal outing, pricing regulations with regards to vehicle hiring tend to be very similar. That is not to say that rules can differ from company to company, but the basic formula is rarely changed. You will most likely have to pay a deposit upfront in case of any potential damages that might happen to the car (if you will be driving it), or otherwise, a deposit which consists of the initial percentage of the total price you need to pay. Before making this deposit, make sure to fully understand what the company’s stance is with regards to cancellations, refunds, etc. and make sure to find out whether there are any hidden costs in the quotes you are given.
- Drivers – when renting a vehicle, you will have two options: either to drive the vehicle yourself (or have some other individual on your side do so), or have a driver from the company drive the vehicle. The former option puts you in a position of responsibility should you be involved in a crash or damage the vehicle in any other way – and you will be asked to make a safety deposit (which was mentioned above) as a result. The second option relieves you of this responsibility, but it also has its own downsides: you will need to make sure the driver is capable, and that he will be on time for your event.