Qualities of a Good Chauffeur
The professionalism of the chauffeur has a substantial impact on the quality of your limo ride. A professional and skilled chauffeur knows just what to do in every situation and will pull out all the stops to make your limo experience a truly memorable one.
Apart from having a tidy appearance, being courteous and opening doors, you may not know what else to expect from your chauffeur, especially if this is your first limo ride.
Here are some qualities to look for in a good chauffeur:
Excellent driving skills: The chauffeur must be formally trained to effectively maneuver and park limousines and other luxury vehicles that he may be required to drive. He must be knowledgeable about the city’s traffic patterns as well as the laws.
Punctuality at all times: A professional chauffeur understands that your time is precious and will not waste your time. There is no excuse for being late in picking you up or getting you to your destination, whether you are attending a business or social event.
Neat appearance: Your chauffeur’s uniform should be tidy, and he should be clean or neatly shaven. The driver’s seat of a limousine is not the place for untucked or wrinkled shirts.
Politeness: Your chauffeur should be polite and courteous at all times. Being polite includes smiling at all times, opening the limo door, helping with the luggage and generally being good natured. A professional chauffeur aims to serve will do all that he can to make your experience comfortable.
Respect your privacy: A professional chauffeur knows that what happens in the backseat stays in the backseat and will never divulge the events or conversations that take place in the limo to a third party.
Flexibility: A skilled chauffeur should be able to think on his feet and should be able to react quickly and effectively to unforeseen events and situations. He should know the city like the back of his hand so that he can avoid traffic and get you to your destination on time, he should be able to read a map just in case the GPS breaks down in unfamiliar territory, and he should even be knowledgeable in first aid and CPR just in case.
There’s more to a chauffeur than just nice clothes and a seat behind the steering wheel. A quality limo service with a good reputation will only hire chauffeurs that meet their high standards.