Choosing The Right Coach Charter Company
If you are pondering which coach charter company or bus hire business you will entrust your forthcoming group transportation with, there are a few factors that you should base your decision upon.
For many people that contact Travel Safe Bus Hire it is their first time of such an experience. Hiring a vehicle for that important occasion is not an everyday occurrence. Weddings, 50th birthday celebrations, bucks & hens parties etc. do not come about on a daily basis.
So it is often the case that the person left responsible to charter the transport has had no prior experience in this sort of thing before. Here at Travel Safe our experienced and knowledgeable team are experts at giving the right guidance and helping you every step of the way.
There are some pointers however that we can give you on how to choose the right coach charter company.
Price is a very important factor in your decision, but bear in mind that the cheapest price is not always the best option. As with everything in life, cheap does not always make for value for money.
There are a number of contributing factors that make up a charter price for vehicle hire. All these factors have a cost to them, for instance vehicle maintenance, qualified and trained drivers, vehicle insurance and tax, cleaning, service and reliability etc. All these overriding factors should be satisfied by whatever coach company you finally select.
Size and Reputation of the Charter Company
Size does not always matter, but in the case of bus hire companies sometimes it does. A larger operation usually has all the necessary facilities to carry out correct vehicle servicing and maintenance.
More important than size of operation is how long the company has been trading. As in any trade a long established and recognised operation must have been doing something right to still exist.
Check Out The Fleet
Never leave your big day to chance, it is well worth going to check out the charter company personally. Use the payment of a deposit as an excuse to visit their premises.
Remember the safety of your group is your top priority and then after that everything else comes second. Whilst on your visit check the vehicles out, look how old they are, are the tyres in good working order, are the vehicles clean and have safety belts etc. Ask to inspect government and state safety certificates and service records.
Is the proposed vehicle suitable for your party? Don’t be fobbed off with a sub-standard alternative.
How Flexible is the Charter Company
Group and party transportation rarely goes off without a hitch, there are always last minute changes. Changes of route, pick up places, time and date rescheduling, flight delays etc.
Make sure your chosen charter company can support any changes or alterations to your booking as they happen. The firm must also be able to accommodate any special requirements your party may have, for example elderly or young patrons or perhaps passengers with disabilities.
All of the above are vital components to ensure your day goes smoothly, and most importantly Travel Safe.
Never hire or charter from a company that you have first not done your homework on. Start with asking for quotations, narrow your list to two or three prefered options then ensure all the above fundamental requirements exist. Once you are satisfied with your choice then relax,sit back and enjoy your big day.