Limousine services caters all sorts of events whether limousine service for prom or wedding, airport limo, corporate meetings, government dignitaries assembly, or simply to tour around town or just about anything that requires stylish movement of people from place to place. Surely the only way to travel with no less than regal elegance and style is in a chauffeur driven Limo. To simply put an example: Riding a New York Limo is far more elegant than riding a taxicab in New York.
Limousines, or simply Limo, are unusually long vehicles for luxurious travelers. It is an automobile associated with the well to do or the upper class men and women of the society. But do you know that the term Limousine came from a place called ‘Limousin.’ Limousin is a rural region in France famous for tasty beef cattle, exquisite wines and the infamous French Oak Orchards. Also, Limousin meant a certain type of specialized country coat or cloak made of wool fiber from sheep or goat. Shepherds in the region use Limousin coat or cloak during cold nights for it provides superior warmth and comfort against the bitter cold weather.
Similarly, Limousine ride meant luxury, comfort, fame and, nowadays, safety. It provides the best possible comfort, warmth and privacy. Also, most, if not all, Limousine services come with exquisite wines readily available on their mini bar. Limousines, on most cases, have two to three major compartments. Typically, the partition between the chauffeur compartment and passengers’ compartment is a soundproof sliding glass window so that the chauffeur is not hearing conversations among passengers. A third compartment is dedicated to luggage.
Chauffeurs drive limousines. A chauffeur, although it literally means driver in French or anyone who drives a vehicle for a living, is somewhat ‘one-up’ than any land vehicle driver. Chauffeur, nowadays, connotes driving a luxury car and not just any car. In some places a plus premium or qualifier for a chauffeur, aside from state issued driver’s license, are other licenses which attest them to have reached certain minimum age and years of clean driving experience (meaning no record of accident involving vehicles whether minor or major).
There are several types of Limousines to choose from based on the taste, level of comfort and elegance you are looking for. There is the traditional, the stage and the exotic or customized limo. Limousines usually come in black or white color; though rarely there are also other colors like pink, magenta and blue. Aside from manufactured Limos, there are also vehicles converted to become limousines. Today, almost all types of sedan car can be converted, or stretched, into Limousine. There are auto shops that specialize on this job, catering the wishes of clienteles who wanted custom built Limousine. Nowadays, Limousines can be equipped with almost all sorts of features in the name of elegance, comfort and safety. From bulletproofing to mini bars and hot tubs to GPS navigation systems and other multitude of features customized to fit every whims and wants of those who can afford.