Calling a cab or uber is extremely common these days. However, there are many drawbacks to these services such as safety, fluctuating prices, and unreliability. These things can all be avoided by calling a professional car service. Here are the top five reasons to consider an executive transportation service.
1 – Comfort
Traditional cab service cars usually have considerable wear and tear. The amount of hard city miles takes a toll on the engine and the interior. These cabs are often in rough condition both inside and out.
Ride-share services are a dice roll. While convenient, you don’t know the state of any vehicle until you are inside. These companies do have certain standards on make and model, but the condition and care are up to the individual driver.. At ESG, we take our passengers’ safety and comfort very seriously.
2 – Class
The car you ride in should fit the occasion. A cab or rideshare car may be fine for a quick ride home from the bar, but not for an important business meeting, dinner at a five-star restaurant or a black-tie event.
Town car service fleets are luxury, style and class. You should expect clean, well-maintained executive sedans and luxury cars when you use a town car service like ESG. And unlike cab or rideshare services, you will have a comfortable, stress-free ride for your special event, meeting or airport trip.
3 – Accountability
Any frequent user of a traditional cab or rideshare service has at least one horror story of a terrible driver. There are plenty of these types of drivers and with a little bad luck, you will end up in their car.
These drivers might be reckless or get lost. They can be too talkative and attempt to engage you in wildly inappropriate conversation. That is very uncomfortable for a passenger.
Worse still, they might act inappropriately or illegally toward you.
Female safety with rideshare companies has been a growing concern for years. Even though ride-share services have a driver rating system, that is no guarantee of reliable service. Why take the risk?
4 – Reliability
Every city is different and may have its transportation issues. Cabs are fairly accessible in places like New York City, Las Vegas, and Chicago. Other cities like Cincinnati have less than ideal cab services. They can be expensive and have long wait times. In some cities, cab services are nearly non-existent, or sometimes don’t bother showing up.
While ride-share services have helped fill the transportation gaps in these cities, how quickly you get a car depends on how many drivers are out at any given time. You may end up waiting longer than you think. Any city’s airport presents these same challenges. Every airport has a unique layout, often with a different pick-up and drop-off area for cabs and rideshare cars. This depends on an individual city’s transportation rules and regulations.
Navigating through a large airport to find a cab or rideshare stand can be a frustrating experience. To wait 20 minutes or longer for a driver can be even more frustrating.
If you have somewhere to be quickly for business or leisure, save yourself the hassle and plan with an airport town car service.
Drivers for these services are TSA screened and will meet you at the gate or baggage claim to assist with your luggage and escort you to your car. Rideshare and cab drivers aren’t even allowed inside the terminals.
5 – Fixed Costs
Any vacation or business travel budget can be busted on transportation costs. In many cities, traditional cabs can be unexpectedly expensive, and ride-share service prices fluctuate from minute-to-minute given time of day and surge pricing. One of the luxuries of town car service is the upfront limousine rental cost quote.
In a corporate setting, this stable pricing for service can help any company effectively budget reliable travel for their employees. In a leisure setting, this pricing can allow travelers to get the most from their vacation budgets without surprises. Not to say that town car service is cheaper than cab or rideshare, but sometimes it could be, and more importantly, there are no surprises. You will get much for your money when using a professional town car service.
There are several variables when using cab services or ride-share. The price fluctuation alone can transform a wonderful vacation or productive business trip into a nightmare. Then consider the drivers, the shabby quality of the cars, the less than stringent accountability measures, and your choice will be simple. Rather than pay for unreliable and possibly unsafe service, the next time you are out on the town or coming from the airport, consider a town car service.
Whether you’re looking for a sedate ride to the airport or a luxurious option for your next business trip, an executive transportation service can provide what you need. ESG – Executive Transportation Northern Kentucky – Cincinnati is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of customer service possible. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to make a reservation. We look forward to serving you!