When we go on vacation, we often find ourselves renting overpriced cars, fumbling around with GPS devices, and getting hopelessly lost-and why? Hiring a professional car service to escort you around the city offers many of the same freedoms as renting a car with none of the annoying drawbacks. Here are just a few of the things you can get from a car service that you'd miss out on by renting a car.
Professional car services always employ individuals who are familiar with local roads and local laws. The former is important anywhere you go, and the latter can be a great asset if you are traveling out of state or out of country, where laws may vary wildly from those to which you are accustomed. Having a local as a chauffeur can also lead you to some of the more interesting or delicious outings of your trip: ask your chauffeur for tips on places to go and things to eat to get a truly local perspective.
No Confusing Directions
Even with all of the GPS technology we have these days, there are times when we still get lost due to technical difficulties. Maybe the GPS told you to turn when you should have just veered slightly, maybe the GPS got completely confused, or maybe cloud cover was just too thick for you to receive a satellite transmission; no matter how it happened, being lost in an unfamiliar town is a terrible feeling, and it only gets worse if there is somewhere you're supposed to be. With a professional car service, you'll never have to worry about trying to figure out confusing GPS directions or having to pull over at a gas station to ask where you should go. Your chauffeur will know your destinations and how best to reach them, leaving you free to relax.
Soak In Sights
We so often miss the city's sights because we are so focused on the road, even in our own hometowns. (How often have you driven down a familiar street and noticed a road you've never seen before?) When you hire a car service for your vacation, you can take advantage of your passenger viewpoint to really look around you as your chauffeur takes you where you want to go. You'll get a better feel for the new place you're in by taking in the sights, and you may even discover a place that looks interesting.
What to Look for in a Car Service
Once you've decided that a car service is indeed the way you'd like to travel around your vacation destination, you want to find the right car service for you. Look online for local car services in your destination which have good reviews for their customer service and overall professionalism. If you are traveling to another country, you might consider finding reviews from travelers or businesspersons from your country. Feel free to call the company and discuss your travel plans to further determine if they are an ideal fit for your trip. If you can, arrange to have a chauffeur who speaks your language if you are traveling to a place where you do not speak the local tongue. If you find a great car service company with friendly, professional chauffeurs, you are certain to enjoy your trip.
D. Bacher is the CEO of Topper Worldwide, an Atlanta limo service and global chauffeured transportation provider. Founded in 1996, Topper remains a family owned and operated business, providing a level of service that is unrivaled in the transportation industry. From global corporate transportation to local Atlanta party bus rentals, Topper Worldwide is large enough to accommodate groups for any type of private or corporate events, but small enough to provide the boutique feeling that Topper has become synonymous with.
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