Summary: Verbal promises only go so far. By taking the time out to inspect your rental bus firsthand, you’ll get a glimpse on how efficient these companies make themselves out to be.
Selecting a bus company for your tour can be relatively taxing if you’re a first-timer. Fortunately, it’s not as bad as you might think. When it comes to weeding out the good from the bad, there are various online resources that will refer you to established companies that have been in the business for decades. But, if you want to take matters into your own hands, here are some precautionary measures that you can take to give yourself that peace of mind.
Inspection is Underrated
Most folks believe that the bus is automatically taken care of by the maintenance team before departure. While is true in many cases, there may be some flaws. For instance, consider the age of the fleet that the tour bus companies are using. Do they have a charter bus that looks like it was built in the late 80s? Many companies will tend to replace their buses after at least 10 years of service with a newer model. Inquire with the company about the age of their fleet; this will help determine whether it’s a right fit for you and your group.
If it’s possible, take some time to visit the tour bus company. Since safety should always be a top priority, cutting corners simply isn’t an option – especially when you’re responsible for dozens of individuals. Check the interior, the exterior, and the overall condition of the shuttle bus. Do the tires have optimal tread depth? Is everything clean and free of debris and stains? Don’t be afraid to turn down a company if everything you’ve seen is not up to your standards. It’s possible that the company is just not as concerned with safety and appearance as you’d like them to be. After all, it’s your money that you’re investing. You might as well opt for something that fits to your liking.
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