There’s more to driving a limousine than being a good driver. That being said, continue reading to find out five tips that will help you become a successful limousine driver!
- Pick-Up and Drop-Off in Appropriate Areas
People hire a limousine driver to have a special luxurious experience. That being said, clients typically want to be seen getting in and out of their limousine. So, don’t plan to drop off your clients in an alley a street over from the place they’re going to. Instead, do everything you possibly can to drop off your clients in a premier spot. The same terms go for picking up your clients after their night out. You shouldn’t make arrangements to meet your clients a few minutes away from their event. Instead, drive as close as possible to the entrance and wait for them. Another thing that should be noted is you should never pick-up and drop-off your clients near large puddles. After all, there’s nothing worse than having to step around a large puddle to get in and out of your otherwise luxurious vehicle.
- Treat Everyone Like Royalty
Let’s face it: while there’s always a chance that your next client will be someone famous or “important”, majority of your clients will most likely be close to average people. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t treat typical clients any differently than you would treat your better-known clients. In other words, you should treat everyone like they’re royalty.
- Double-Check Everything
Before picking up clients and after dropping them off, you should always double-check everything. This means that you should make sure the technical aspects of your limousine are in good condition, as well as the material and accommodational items, such as any refreshments. Even if you think your limousine is in good condition, you should double and even triple check it for good measure.
- Always Be Cheerful
People respond to cheerfulness and happiness. If you want your clients to have a good experience, then you should want to have a good experience as well. This means that you should welcome every trip with an open mind and a smile on your face.
- Avoid Driving People You Know
While you might think that driving around your family or friends for their luxurious night would be a walk in the park, it’s actually often the opposite. Driving people you know puts extra pressure on you as a professional and friend. Unfortunately, the people you know might also take advantage of the fact they know you. Therefore the old saying, “don’t mix business with pleasure” definitely applies to being a successful limousine driver.