Monthly Archives: February 2018

Feb 28

5 Tips to Book a Wedding Limousine

Limo Services , Special Occassions

Whether it is your own marriage or you’re in charge of someone else’s – it is that time of the life when everything just has to be perfect. From stage to entry, the decoration to dinner – everything has to be right up there. Since we are a limousine service we will be talking about the best transportation you can arrange for any wedding.

In this article, we will give you some important tips on how you can arrange for perfect wedding limousine transportation.

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Towing a limousine
Feb 05

Tips For Towing A Stretch Limousine

Limo Business Corner

Despite our best maintenance program and our best intentions, sometimes a stretch limo simply breaks down.  Here’s a good article we’d found from a Memphis towing service firm about the proper method of transportation should a breakdown occur.

Although they may look fancy and impervious to breaking down, stretch limos do, in fact, break down, and because of their weight-to-power ration, are much more inclined to get stuck during inclement weather.  Suffice to say, towing a stretch limousine is not the same as a regular car, so for a towing service, it pay to understand the nuances of towing a longer vehicle like a stretch limousine.

So today we’ll be share some key tips for towing a stretch limousine safely and without damage.

1) Hitch From Behind

The first thing to note is you are going to be hitching it from behind.  This is the most secure way to do this and is going to ensure balance is maintained for as long as you have it hitched. If you do it from any other angle, you are taking a real risk as to how things are going to be set up. You have to focus on this as soon as you can.

It is the only way to go for those who want to tow a stretch limousine in the modern age.  It is going to be secure as long as you go from behind.

2) Use A Wheel Lift

It would be great if you could fit a stretch limo on a Flat Bed tow truck, it’s far and away the least intrusive mode of towing.  The problem is:  most stretch limos are way too long to fit safely on the flat bed.  The next best thing is a fixture called a Wheel Lift.  Tow trucks equipped with a wheel lift have a metal yoke that fits underneath either the front or rear wheels of the vehicle to be towed. They also use a hydraulic lift system to hoist the vehicle’s front or rear end off the ground. The remaining two wheels run along the roadway while the vehicle is being towed.

Wheel lift towing is a major advance over traditional hook–and–chain towing. Instead of wrapping chains around the axles of the car, the metal yoke lifts the vehicle by its tires. This method is less likely to cause damage to the car’s frame and bumper.

3) Raise Properly

The #1 rule in towing is:  Don’t damage the vehicle your towing.  With this in mind, it makes sense to slowly raise the limousine to ensure that none of the fenders or body is touching the road.  The ONLY thing that should be touching the road should be the front tires.

Unless you want to be in and out of the tow truck as you raise it, it definitely helps to have a spotter as you raise the limousine into position.

4) Limit Back Turns

Maneuvering a long limousine is not for the faint of heart.  Turns need to be limited if possible and backing up should be done very slowly.  Any backing turns will articulate and will require your to have a good idea of the landscape in back of you and some experience in driving articulated loads.

Again, the key here is SLOW.  As with raising the limousine, it helps to have a spotter handy for any backing articulated turns.

Conclusion

While not an exhausting list, these are the primary considerations to take when it comes to towing a stretch limousine. Those who are hoping to nail things down and make sure it is towed the right way will know it has to start here. This is the only way to see real results and feel confident about the value you are getting. The moment it is hitched the wrong way, you are going to have a lot of trouble on your hands and that is not worth it.

Using Technology In The Limousine Business
Feb 05

5 Tips For Using Tech To Grow Your Limo Business in 2018

Limo Business Corner

If you own a limousine business in 2018, you’re probably aware that the game has changed dramatically from a mere 5 years ago.  Long gone are the days where all that was needed was to buy a stretch limousine, hang up a shingle in the yellow pages, and viola:  instant limo business!

With an increasingly savvy customer base, and strong competition from the likes of Uber or Lyft,  it literally pays to understand the current technology landscape so you can stay competitive and get the best ROI for your investment dollars.
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