These are some of the most important things to know during the rental of your bus. Top things to ask (before renting).
Ask what the Total Cost of the Trip is, Including all Fares.
Some part bus companies will give a base rate, which only includes the rental price and the tax. The party bus driver is providing a service. There is a service industry standard for most areas to tip the driver between 15 and 20% over the pre-tax base rate. Some companies already include this amount when they are originally quoted such as Damiens Party Entertainment.
Ask if they have all the licenses and if they have the right updated insurance.
It is in your interest for your groups to consult about licenses, before renting to any company. As in all industries, there is always someone willing to make cuts and not obtain licenses, inspections or adequate insurance for what they do. You should not trust any company that has a problem talking to you about this information. Your service could potentially damage you if the vehicle gets into an accident, without proper licenses or insurance.
Ask if Alcohol is allowed on the Party bus, if you are of Legal Drinking Age
Some areas have laws against alcohol consumption on party buses. It is strongly recommended that you do so in advance, since most consumers assume that it is legal and allowed. You should ask in advance so there are no surprises on the day of your rental.
Ask what audio devices are in the vehicle you are renting
Each vehicle has its own type of audio devices. Most consumers assume that each party bus will have an input, mp3 input, CD player and DVD player. However, this is not the case since some party buses still have only CD players. Be sure to ask a time manager not to have surprises on the day of your rental.
Ask for the driver’s phone number
With pleasure, most companies will provide the phone number of party bus drivers to allow you to communicate directly with the driver. Some companies may require all communications to pass through the office to allow the driver to focus on safely driving the party bus.
Ask the driver who picked you up if it will be the same for other segments of your trip, if applicable
Most companies will put the same controller in all segments of their trip. It is better to find out the driver and his phone number for the other segments of his trip to make sure that the rental of his party bus is done without problems.
Ask the driver what information he has for the other segments of his trip, if applicable
Companies are run by humans, and sometimes human mistakes are made. It is in your best interest to ensure that the driver who takes care of your transport is aware of the correct details.
Are there any additional costs that I should consider?
Sometimes, trips exceed the allotted time, which may result in additional fees. There is also the possibility that your group may damage the vehicle in some way, which you should be aware of immediately. It is strongly recommended to speak with the driver at the end of the trip to find out if you are charged any additional fees, so you can split the cost with your group that night. It will be much harder for you to return to your group in the future when you see a charge on your credit card.