You may think that being a chauffeur is just about having a driving licence and a crisp, clean suit, but there’s actually a great deal more involved in offering a solid chauffeur service! Chauffeurs will typically have to undergo a lot of training and tests before they can even get close to the wheel. We’ve listed out some of the do’s and don’ts of chauffeuring below.
It’s likely that many of the clients that chauffeurs will be driving around, given the more glamorous and elegant nature of executive travel, will be important business people or celebrities. It’s important to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
Proper chauffeur service etiquette
With a chauffeur service comes an added level of class that you won’t find with a standard taxi service. And with this comes a higher level of etiquette that chauffeurs must be fully aware of. This involves opening and closing the door for clients, not wearing sunglasses unless it’s really sunny (as it depersonalises the experience), and not walking around the front of the chauffeur car. Alongside this, the chauffeur will be expected to be dressed smartly and formally at all times, typically in a black suit.
Keeping the executive car clean and roadworthy
This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s important that a chauffeur’s executive car is kept looking executive at all times. This involves regular cleaning and inspections of the vehicle. The biggest priority is ensuring that the passenger remains safe during travel, but they are also paying the extra for class, and the vehicle needs to remain clean for this. This includes both the interior and exterior of the car.
Being prepared for any emergency situations during executive travel
It’s important that a chauffeur service is prepared for any emergency or situation which deviates from the original plan. This may involve something simple such as traffic jams, in which case the chauffeur is expected to have a good knowledge of alternative routes.
However, chauffeurs are also expected to plan for other emergencies as well, and so will need to carry items such as flashlights, maps, first aid kits, and blankets. Of course, these emergencies are extremely rare for any driver, but it’s better to be safe than sorry!
What else does a chauffeur service provide?
Above are just some of the rules that chauffeurs must follow to ensure they provide the best service to their clients. If you’re interested in hearing more on our chauffeurs or our fleet of VIP chauffer vehicles, simply get in contact with one of the team.
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