Party buses a typical take for weddings, bachelor parties and other special events. They also come in handy when family and friends need to go for an outing or concert. Due to their popularity, many companies have cropped up offering the service. Some of the buses offered are of poor quality and not safe for the passengers. So, what should you look for when hiring a party bus?
You have probably heard that cleanliness is second to Godliness. A clean vehicle signifies good maintenance and top-notch services. These vehicles are used for partying, and this means they easily get messed with spills and stains. A responsible operator will ensure the car is given a thorough cleaning after every ride. Before booking the bus, check on the interior and exterior of the bus to make sure they are clean. If an operator cannot wash the vehicle, it means he rarely services the car.
The seating capacity
Party buses have a high carrying capacity. Most of them can carry up to forty passengers. However, the large number may compromise the comfort of passengers. Again, too much weight may affect the limo’s functionality. When making a booking, ensure that you inspect every seating position to make sure it is good condition. Additionally, ask the operator for the number of passengers the party bus can carry comfortably.
Just like any other luxurious limo, party buses come with numerous amenities. From flat screens televisions to fiber optic lighting to minibar to sound systems and everything else passengers term a luxury. It is, therefore, a common trend to have these gadgets malfunction, especially when wrongly operated. Before making reservations check every electronic device to confirm their functionality. In the case where one of them is faulty, it is only logic to negotiate for a lower price. The inspection will also save you from getting the blame and, as a result, hefty fines for that.
The vehicle’s compliance
Some companies treat party buses like regular cars. Unfortunately, this is not the case since party buses require specific permits. The party buses require safety inspection before operation. The drivers of these buses need to be in the Class B and have an obligation to keep daily logs. Be sure that you are dealing with a legally operating party bus by checking on the insurance and license number located at the front and back of the bumper.
Party buses come with hidden charges. In most cases, the quoted fee in not always the final price. Some additional costs such as surcharge, gratuity, toll and others are added automatically when you hire a vehicle. Always consult the operator to understand the charges that are likely to occur and affect the limo price. By doing so, you will save yourself frustrations after the ride.
With the above tips, you are now ready to book your party bus. Remember to make an early booking to ensure availability. Three months before your occasion are the most recommended