Why hiring a chauffeured vehicle is a better option than driving a rental car yourself

When you are travelling abroad, or to a part of your country you haven’t yet visited, one of the first things you need to arrange for is local transportation. If you are a solo traveller or are accompanied by your partner or a couple of friends, a 4 wheeler will satisfy your purpose. But if you are travelling in a large group, you would probably consider a minibus hire or hiring a chartered bus. Either ways, you would need to book a vehicle for smooth, timely and comfortable local transportation.

There are 2 ways you could this. You could either drive the vehicle you have arranged for or you could hire a coach or minibus with a chauffeur. A chauffeured coach when hired saves you a lot of headaches, increases the fun quotient of your trip and avoids potentially disastrous situations. The following arguments should make that point a lot clearer.

Car hire V/S Car rental
Car hire price

Price

Relatively cheap for larger group.

Car rental price

Price

Costly when the group is bigger.

professional chauffeurs

Safety

Well trained professional chauffeurs on board.

Safety

Safety

Individual driving skills decide the journey's safety.

Route Familiarity

Route Familiarity

With chauffeured drive, you are at ease. Driver knows the route.

Route Familiarity

Route Familiarity

Self-drive option makes you rely on maps and locals for routes.

No Price add-ons

No Price add-ons

as the hire price includes all

Different price add-ons

Different price add-ons

like Fuel + Highway Tax

Legal Formalities

Legal Formalities

Permitted to drive cross-country with necessary certificates and permit.

Legal Formalities

Legal Formalities

Need a permit at every entry/exit point.

High Fun Factor

Extremely High Fun Factor

All together in one vehicle.

Self drive limits fun

Limited Fun Factor

The group is divided with the person driving not actively participating.

Mechanical breakdowns:

A mechanical breakdown is a common occurrence. While there is never a good time to suffer from one, the worst is in a foreign place. But having a chauffeur with you would mean that you do not need to waste time finding a mechanic; as he would do that himself. Also, the chauffeur would help arrange alternative transportation for you at the earliest.

Unfamiliar terrain:

Driving around in unknown locales could always spring up a surprise. Even with the help of GPS, you could often lose your way in an alien city. Finding your way in unknown terrain is anyways a very time consuming process. So it is better that you leave that to a person who knows every route in the city on his fingertips and could navigate his way around the city with minimum fuss.

Knowledge of local traffic laws:

Each nation follows its own set of rules, regulations and laws and that applies to traffic rules as well. Traffic rules may in fact also differ from state to state in the same country. So unless you want to land yourself in trouble in a foreign land for violation of traffic rules, or worry about breaking a law every time you sit behind the wheels, hire a chauffeured vehicle. The chauffeur, most likely a local resident, would be aware of every rule that needs to be followed. Also, even in the eventuality that he himself makes an error, he’d be better placed than you to find a way out of it.

Convenient and cost effective option for group travellers :

For group travellers, renting multiple cars would prove incredibly expensive. The best and most cost effective option here would be to go for a coach hire. Besides, modern coaches and minibuses are equipped with all facilities that you would find in a luxury car. And you get to spend more time with your friends (and hence have more fun) as you travel in a single vehicle rather than being scattered in different ones.

Fun & comfort:

As Marshall Sylver once said, “Enjoy the journey as much as the destination”. So why would you want to drive a car on unfamiliar routes when you could enjoy the ride by taking a backseat and let a professional do it for you? When in a foreign land, you always seek to derive maximum joy out of the trip. So let the chauffeur take responsibility of the wheels while you relax in the company of your family and friends and enjoy the trip.

Whether you hire a car or a coach, make sure you do not have to take on driving duties. For a fun-filled and hassle-free trip, chauffeur driven vehicles are your best options!

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