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The Benefits of Using a Chauffeur

Are you wondering about the benefits of using a chauffeur? Not sure whether to opt for a corporate transfer over a taxi or Uber?

When driving in the city, there’s always a level of uncertainty about your trip. Will there be a traffic jam along the way? Will certain roads be closed off, meaning you’ll have to take a roundabout detour? What if you hit every single red light along the way?

When you choose to use a chauffeur service, you minimise the risk associated with these issues, while also enjoying the many other benefits of using a chauffeur—all for a relatively low price tag.

So, why should you use a chauffeur next time you have to travel?

We Value Your Time as Much as You Do

In today’s fast paced world, everyone is overscheduled and super busy. So, the last place you want to be is stuck in traffic. The chauffeurs at Drive Me 2 understand this; that’s why we work hard to get you to your destination as promptly as possible.

GPS can often be unreliable, taking you an unnecessarily roundabout way or directing you straight into a bottleneck – and that’s when they actually work.

In comparison, our experienced chauffeurs know the roads and routes of south east Queensland intimately, and they understand the local traffic patterns. All this expert knowledge means that they will use the fastest route—every time—to get your destination.

Not as Expensive as You Might Think

Ride-sharing services and taxis are often touted as being more affordable than private chauffeurs. But, when you dig deeper, you’ll often find that chauffeur services are not as expensive as you think. This is especially significant as chauffeur services are much more upfront about costs than other forms of transport.

For example, many ride-sharing apps will often add surge prices during popular times of travel, meaning you might get hit with an unexpectedly expensive charge. Moreover, taxis will often take the slowest route or purposefully drive into traffic-heavy areas, forcing the meter to steadily ride while you sit still.

Similarly, while Ubers and ride-sharing services may quote you an initial price, this can steadily skyrocket if you’re caught in traffic and, when you finally get to your destination your bank balance will be left with a nasty shock.

Chauffeurs, on the other hand, are consistent with pricing, offering a flat fee on booking.

Fringe Benefits Tax Exemption

Another way Uber and ride-sharing services can actually end up costing more than private chauffeurs is that they are not eligible for the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) exemption when used for corporate purposes. The FBT exemption does, however, apply to the use of licensed taxi and chauffeur companies like Drive Me 2.

Companies that have been using Uber for corporate use and have not been paying FBT may also be liable to pay the overdue tax in retrospect. To avoid being caught out by FBT, it’s best to just avoid using Uber and ride-sharing services altogether.

Safety

Uber and other ride-sharing services are not insured for damages or injuries inflicted on passengers. Legislation surrounding ride-sharing insurance is extremely murky and, in the unfortunate event you are involved in an accident, there is no guarantee that you will be properly compensated for the damages. This means that every time you drive in an Uber or similar service, you are taking a potentially life-altering risk.

This risk is only exacerbated by the extremely lenient screening processes of Uber and other ride-sharing services. When using these apps, you never know how experienced (or inexperienced) a driver may be, nor is there any guarantee that they are a cautious and safe driver. Private chauffeurs, on the other hand, have been through rigorous screening processes to determine their aptitude when it comes to driving and usually have many years of experience in the industry, meaning you can rely on them to safely get you to your destination.

Stringent Hygiene Practices

When you travel with a ride-sharing service, you have no idea how clean the vehicle is, when it was last detailed or the germs that previous passengers may have spread in the vehicle. Drive Me 2, on the other hand, follows incredibly rigorous hygiene and cleaning practices at all times. For example, we thoroughly clean our vehicles between each client, meaning you can rest assured that you are riding in a safe and hygienic environment.

Prompt and Reliable

As well as getting you to your destination as quickly as possible, you can also count on private chauffeur services to be prompt and reliable when it comes to picking you up. With a chauffeur service you don’t have to worry about your phone battery dying, an app crashing or failing to hail a taxi. Additionally, many Ubers and ride-sharing services will drive away if you are not at the pick-up location from the moment they arrive – which is not always feasible.

Drive Me 2, however, pick you up on-time at the pre-arranged location, taking the stress out of trying to flag down the right vehicle or watching as the clock ticks on without knowing where your ride is. If you are running late, you don’t have to worry about having to find another mode of transport – we will patiently wait for you because we understand that sometimes life gets in the way.

Pre-Booked

Unlike ride-sharing services, chauffeur services are pre-booked. This means you know exactly where and when your vehicle will arrive, so you don’t have to worry about being left waiting or hoping for your vehicle to arrive. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about your chauffeur service cancelling on you at the last minute as ride-sharing services are often known to do.

Boost Employee Satisfaction

When using a chauffeur service for corporate transfers, you can guarantee that your employees will be overjoyed by the decision. No longer will they have to worry about commuting to a public transport hub, or the inefficiencies and discomfort inherent to public transport. Nor will they have to deal with unreliable and inconsistent ride-sharing services.

Instead, they will be able to enjoy the benefits of door-to-door pick up and drop off in the comfort of a luxury vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi to allow them to work on the go. After all, employee satisfaction is the key to many businesses’ success.

Unbeatable Luxury

When you choose a luxury chauffeur service, you get to experience premium vehicles, accessories and services that you won’t find anywhere else. Every vehicle in Drive Me 2’s deluxe fleet has been chosen for its style, comfort and safety so that we can provide you with first class service every time you travel with us.

Our high-end vehicles include premium brands like Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW which not only provide you with maximum comfort but are also extremely chic and will strike envy into the heart of anyone who sees you.

If you’re travelling from the airport, Drive Me 2 even has the luxurious privilege of being able to go airside. This means that we can essentially pick you up from the door of the plane, enabling you to start your vacation or get home even sooner.

Make the Right Impression

For an entrance that makes the best first impression possible, it’s important that you arrive in a premium car that announces that you care about how you’re perceived by the world. Some occasions require this kind of grandeur and chauffeur services like Drive Me 2 are able to provide vehicles that meet these requirements.

Putting your best foot forward and arriving in style is particularly important when it comes to business matters. Whether you’re heading to an important meeting with your boss or are trying to impress an important potential client, Drive Me 2’s on-time, reliable and luxurious corporate chauffeur service ensures that you make the right impression.

More Than Just A to B

When you choose a private chauffeur service, you’re choosing an experience rather than just a way of getting from point A to point B. A luxury chauffeur service will go above and beyond to ensure that your needs are met and that you have the most comfortable and enjoyable journey possible. This includes having vehicles that are fitted with premium entertainment systems and chauffeurs who will respect your privacy and confidentiality.

At Drive Me 2, our incredibly friendly and professional chauffeurs will come out to personally meet each client. This means you don’t have to worry about being on the lookout for your designated vehicle, as you do when you travel with a ride sharing service. Furthermore, our chauffeurs will help you with any luggage you may have or, if it’s raining, will escort you to or from the vehicle with an umbrella. Our chauffeurs are also very knowledgeable and are more than willing to answer any questions you may have, whether you’re looking for restaurant recommendations or hidden gems to visit. We pride ourselves on paying attention to small details like this to create a universally luxurious experience.

Chauffeur companies are also able to offer a wide range of services, including corporate transfers, airport and hotel transfers, private tours, and wedding car hire.

Premium Cars

When you choose to ride with a chauffeur company, not only is the selection of cars far more luxurious, they are also far safer. Each vehicle is chosen for their superior safety features so that you can travel with peace of mind. Moreover, these vehicles are regularly inspected and serviced to ensure they continue to meet our incredibly high safety standards.

When you use a ride-sharing service not only can you not choose the car you ride in, but you also have no idea how safe the vehicle is, whether it has been serviced recently or what kind of safety features it has – if it even has any at all.

Price Comparison

If you’re wondering what the actual price difference between a ride-sharing service like Uber and a private chauffeur company like Drive Me 2 is, then we can provide you with the answers you’ve been looking for.

Below are some of the most common corporate transfer trips that are requested.

Trip One

  • Drive Me 2’s Mercedes V Class Mini Van (which comfortably seats seven passengers) from Brisbane Airport to Sofitel Brisbane Central starts at $250 for the two vehicles.
  • Two Uber Xs would be required to fit seven passengers. The cost from Brisbane Airport to Sofitel Brisbane Central would cost approximately $100 per vehicle; for a total of $200.

Trip Two

  • Drive Me 2’s Luxury Sedan from Brisbane CBD to Gold Coast CBD starts at $210.
  • An Uber from Brisbane CBD to Gold Coast CBD would cost approximately $185.

Trip Three

  • Drive Me 2’s Luxury Sedan from Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to Rydges Fortitude Valley starts at $77.
  • An Uber from Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to Rydges Fortitude Valley would cost approximately $20 but could cost even more during surge – or popular – periods

Please note that these are just examples of price comparisons and that ride-sharing services’ prices are not fixed; there are many factors which can impact the cost of a trip, including time of day and the type of service you choose.

Fixed Price

Unlike ride-sharing services whose prices can change at any moment, including while you’re on your trip, chauffeur services have a fixed price. That means that the figure we quote you is the price you pay; there won’t be any nasty surprises on the day.

Book with Drive Me 2 Today

To book our premium chauffeur services, simply book online today. You can also request a quote or contact us:

Phone: 1300 154 667
Email: bookings@driveme2.com

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