What are the Advantages of a Private Car Service Over an Uber?

Ride-sharing services, like Uber, have been a game changer for the taxi & car service industry.  If you need a quick ride, they usually make it very easy.  But these services have had major difficulties in passenger safety, driver professionalism, and in regulations.  Just recently, the New York City Council voted to limit the number of for-hire vehicles allowed to operate in the city. Potentially causing delays and long wait times, this could be a real set-back for companies like Uber and Lyft,. When considering transportation for a special event, a night on the town or a trip to the airport, you may debate between a ride-share or a private car service. Since ride-shares are so easy to hire, many people wonder if there are any advantages of a private car service.  When it comes to dependability and service there really is no debate. When you suddenly need a ride, ride-shares are great, but when you have a firm deadline or do not want any travel setbacks, hiring a private car service is the more reliable option.

Private Car Service: A Ride You Can Rely On

When you plan to take a taxi or an Uber you are hoping a car will be available at that exact moment you call them. Since you cannot reserve ahead of time, you are anticipating that it will not be a busy time. Or that drivers will be willing to drive to your destination – not always a sure thing when it is far away, or in a remote location. Reserve a private car service to guarantee that the car will pick you up on time and take you to your destination – regardless of the distance.

When you need transportation to the airport, the car must be available when you need it. The plane will not wait for you, so you need to get to the airport on time! A private car service reserves a car for your trip, with a driver that knows the local traffic and congestion.  A private car will adjust your reservation, based on local travel conditions.

Reliability is just as important for your trip home from the airport. After a flight, the last thing you want to do is wonder how you are getting home. With a car service a car is waiting for you, so you will be on your way home as soon as you are ready. You don’t need to worry if your flight is delayed or arriving early.  We track your flight and make sure our drivers are ready when you land.

Knowing What You Are Paying

When you go to reserve a ride with Uber, you may be surprised that the cost of the ride has changed from earlier. Uber rates will change based on the demand for rides and the supply of drivers. During peak hours, you’ll pay more than off-peak.

It also can be frustrating if you get a driver who is unfamiliar with the area, the local traffic patterns or has poor driving habits. You may end up in a longer ride than needed.

This isn’t a problem with a professional car service. When you schedule your car, you’ll get a price quote, so you know exactly how much you’ll pay. Your price will already consider heavy traffic times or a known traffic detours in the area. Obviously, any excessive wait time or unknown delays may affect your price.  With a professional car service, you’re paying for a trusted, professional driver who knows the area.  Unexpected delays will be minimal and alternate routes will be known.

When you reserve a car service, your pickup is scheduled.  You are not searching and waiting for a car during rush hour or busy travel times. Your car will be waiting for you when you’re ready. When you provide your flight time, we will recommend the best time to pick you up, so you are at the airport on time.

It’s often thought that a private car service will be more expensive than taking an Uber. Yet our competitive prices, especially for groups, may surprise you. The true cost comparison really shines when considering we offer a more dependable, safe and quality service.

Experience a Private Driver

Ride-share drivers are contract workers. They do need to meet the vehicle requirements and pass a background check, in order to be an Uber or Lyft driver. This certainly doesn’t qualify them as a professional driver, as they normally have a primary job.  Driving is their side gig.

With a professional car service, you can rest assured that you will get an experienced, professional full-time driver. A Driver’s Unlimited driver who has met Connecticut’s Livery Regulations, some of the strictest in the country. A F Endorsement is required to operate a livery vehicle, motor bus or motor coach in Connecticut.  To earn an F endorsement, a driver must submit the following documents (Application for Public Passenger Endorsement, fingerprint cards, Medical Exam Form, sex offender check through the national sex offender database, copy of Connecticut driver’s license, and certified driving and criminal histories).

Personalized, professional service is what sets us apart from ride-shares

Taxis and Ride-Shares are focused on getting as many rides done as fast as they can, but we are focused on repeat business and referrals.  This means that we have to focus on providing the best service to ensure a positive experience.

Uber is a national company, far removed from its drivers, and cannot monitor the professional conduct of all their drivers all the time. While most are friendly and efficient, some simply are in it for the money and want to get your ride over as quick as possible, so they can move on to the next.

With a professional car service company, customer satisfaction is a top priority. We know exactly who our drivers are, meet with them face-to-face on a daily or weekly basis and take measures to always ensure our drivers take pride in their jobs. We constantly receive compliments about how friendly and professional our private drivers are. At Drivers Unlimited, we are focused on dependability and ensure that we will be on time, every time.

Bridget Uryase

I’ve used Drivers Unlimited on multiple occasions. Each trip I’ve had a professional driver who was on time with a clean car. The drivers are professionals and get you where you need to be safely and on time. Their red hats and flags make finding them at busy airports very easy.

A Private Car Service Lets You Travel in Comfort & Style

Uber & Lyft are utilitarian services. Their motivation is to get you where you need to go quickly and efficiently. Their service is driven by being the lowest cost, so the experience is typically cheap.

When you need transportation services for an important corporate event, or to start your much-needed night out, it’s nice to travel in style and luxury. You never know the quality of car that Uber will send you.

If you have a large party or are traveling with lots of luggage, reserving one of our SUVs or Vans is a much better option. With Drivers Unlimited, there are several vehicles to choose from, so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.  We purchase dozens of identical vehicles each year, and none of our vehicles are over 4 years old.

So, you can be sure you’re getting style & comfort. After a long flight or for entertaining clients from out of town, know you will have a clean and luxurious vehicle waiting for you.

A Professional Travel Experience

When you hire a professional car service, you get more than just a ride from point to point. We set the stage for a professional experience.

This is especially important if you’re arranging client travel or just want a night on the town with friends.  Our vehicles have luxurious interiors that allow you to relax and enjoy your conversation. And you can consume alcohol while you ride because our vehicles are commercial vehicles, not an option with an Uber.

A transportation company will accommodate your needs to ensure your event is perfect. Drinks, a preferred pickup spot, and a scenic drive around the city – all these things are possible with a professional car service.

Plus, your driver will already know your travel plans, so you won’t be bother with questions or random small talk. Let us do the driving while you and your party sit back and enjoy the ride.

A Complete Range of Travel Services

When you work with a car service company, we understand the needs for the whole trip.

You get a professional driver who will carry your luggage and help with entering or exiting the vehicle. We work with car services in other locations and can arrange transportation at your destination.  For pickup at an airport, a transportation service will monitor your flight schedule, so they know exactly when to be there.

Choose a Private Car Service over Uber for a Better Ride

When scheduling your next business trip or special event – you need to have peace of mind. A professional car service is the best way to get reliable, professional, and comfortable transportation that gets you where you need to go in style.

Instead of leaving your travel in the hands of an app, hire a professional driver and put your mind at ease.

We provide hundreds of transportation services each month including, airport, business, and ski trip transportation.

Make a reservation today.

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