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Supercar Hire for Prom 2019

Here at Limo Broker, we are thrilled to share our exquisite range of cars with the prom kings and queens on the UK, providing luxury transport hire to suit all tastes and budgets. But, there are certainly a few stand-out classics; go-to prom cars that people have always enjoyed. These are Lincoln Towncar Limousines, Rolls Royce Phantoms, Bentley Arnages and the likes. 

However, in recent months, we have noticed a growing appetite for prom supercar hire; vehicles that look the part and help promgoers make an impact on that all-important arrival. So, if you are exploring your prom car hire options for this year’s prom season, Limo Broker can certainly help.  

Below are just a few vehicles many of our nation’s school-leavers are utilising.  

Lamborghini Aventador

Being synonymous with modern travel, the Lamborghini Aventador is an iconic, highly-desirable supercar. Able to be hired for an hour, a day or even the weekend, our range of Lambos is unparalleled.  

Ferrari Maranello

Looking for a classic, recognisable high-powered prom car? If so, the Ferrari Maranello is one for you and your friends, boasting a great deal of respect when out on the road. Prom kings and queens are opting to hire the traditional red model, allowing them to be the centre of attention when pulling up to the prom venue.  

Audi R8

Working with cutting-edge technology and capable of speeds that surpass the 100mph mark, it is understandable why people want to travel to and from their prom in an Audi R8.  

Book your prom cars through us  

If you are struggling to find the prom car hire package to suit your needs and budget, then we would be more than happy to help. Contact our friendly team of advisors today and learn more about the options available to you and your friends.  

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Luxury Car Hire: The Perfect Valentine’s Gift

With the end of January now in sight, you love birds out there will no doubt be thinking about Valentine’s Day; a day to show that special someone just how much they mean to you. While convention tells us that chocolates, cards and flowers are the way forward, in our opinion, nothing beats a romantic ride inside a stunning vehicle on February 14th.

Hire a limo for that special someone

A successful Valentine’s Day treat is one that your other half will find hard to forget. This is something you can certainly achieve with a limo ride, giving your loved one a unique experience and the option to see the local area in a new way.

What’s more is that you can opt to sip chilled champagne and take in the views from the cabin. What could be more romantic?

Supercar hire

Want to give your partner an unforgettable, adrenaline-pinching treat this February? If so, why not explore the idea of supercar hire? Here at Limobroker.co.uk, we offer both self-drive and chauffeur-driven supercar hire packages, perfect for the thrill-seeker in your relationship.

Rolls Royce hire

At Limobroker.co.uk, we are in love with the Rolls Royce brand and we are not ashamed to admit it!

Oozing with panache and finery, cars like the Ghost, Phantom and the Wraith are all made and driven with love. So, if you are whisking that special someone away for the night, why not get to and from the venue in a beautiful, rented Rolls Royce?

Book your Valentine’s Day transport now

With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, it is advisable to book your cars as early as possible. You can do this through Limobroker.co.uk; the only place where you can shop, compare and reserve luxury car hire in less than 60 seconds!

A Big Year for BMW, Rolls Royce and Mini

As you will be well aware, here at Limo Broker we are luxury car fanatics, enjoying nothing more than adding new, beautiful chauffeur cars and sports cars to our already-exquisite fleet. Enjoying chauffeuring our customers for high-end events such as weddings, proms, birthday parties and corporate events, we are naturally in demand for Rolls Royces, BMWs and the likes; vehicles that possess a certain je ne sais quoi!  

And, over the course of the last 12 months, we have witnessed a notable trend, with more and more of our customers showing an interest in vehicles from said brands. This is something that has been noticed globally, with sales of such vehicles rocketing in 2018.  

According to BMW Group, the number of owners of BMW, Rolls Royce and Mini vehicles rose substantially in 2018, with the firm enjoying a record-breaking year.  

Figures released by the firm show that the group sold a 2.49 million cars during this defining year. However, with Daimler yet to reveal their statistics to the public, we are do not know whether or not BMW have yet again beat Mercedes Benz and the likes to the top.  

“BMW Group achieved record sales in 2018. 2.49 million vehicles mean the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium automotive company for the 15th year running,” said Chief Executive of the group, Harald Krueger confirmed in a recent statement. 

However, this is no real surprise, with the BMW X5 and the Rolls Royce Cullinan both being the recipients of a string of high-profile awards during the course of the year. As brands that seem to have perfected the balance between style and sustainable motoring, can we expect a repeat performance in 2019? We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this subject. Will the BMW Group reign supreme yet again?

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Investigation reveals: Limo, Chauffeur car and Cab clocking is ‘putting lives at risk’

At Limo Broker we are all about fair practice, going to great lengths to adhere to transport and hire regulation. Being such a heavy-regulated industry ill practice is normally uncovered pretty quickly, putting the consumer at the forefront of the way in which we work. However, a new investigation carried out by Automotive experts HPI and consumer group LicensedTransportUncovered.com has shown otherwise, proving that the practice of ‘clocking’ is very much present in today’s private hire industry.

Clocking refers to the practice of manually taking miles off of a vehicle’s odometer, making it look less worked than it actually is. With the introduction of eclectic-focused cars we would have thought this to be more difficult in modern times, however, it is a problem of today that brings with it a string of dangers.

Chris Hargreaves, of LTU, said:

Clocking within the private hire, minicab and chauffeur industry has reached epidemic proportions and something needs to be done to prevent this unscrupulous practice before a real tragedy happens.

Testing anonymously the two investigators were shocked to see just how many limos, taxis and private chauffeur cars were posing danger to its passengers, being a completely different car on paper to the reality shown under the bonnet.

The 330 clocked cars we found had about 80 million miles removed but that was just in the north west of England. UK-wide it’s safe to say that hundreds of millions of miles must have been wiped out thanks to clocking Hargreaves continued.

While associated with rogue traders this investigation saw many reputable companies within the space with tampered fleets.

he added; “It’s truly shocking to discover that reputable leasing companies are giving out lease agreements to the industry based on as little as 10,000 miles per year – 27.3 miles per day! Surely neither the vehicle manufacturers nor the leasing companies have to be in the industry to see the warning signs. In most local authority districts a licensed vehicle has to be doing at least 1,000 miles a week to make any money. So, why is any lease deal being done for less than, say, 50,000 miles per year? If any thought was given to these transactions, the ridiculously low mileage lease deals would never be signed up in the first place.”

The sales market

As well as ensuring vehicle owners are paying less for maintenance changing the number of miles on a vehicle also gives way to high asking prices, allowing traders to sell taxis, limos and chauffeur cars for more than they are worth.

Barry Shorto, Head of Industry Relations at Cap HPI, said:

“Our valuation data conclusively shows the potential cost to dealers and motorists of the clocking problem. With clockers able to add thousands of pounds onto the value of a car, unsuspecting buyers stand to lose out, as do dealers. That’s why we advise retailers and consumers alike to conduct a vehicle history check to spot a mileage discrepancy before they buy.”

He added;

“It can be almost impossible to tell a clocked vehicle just by looking at it, which makes a vehicle history check an even more vital form of protection for buyers. A clocked vehicle could be hiding serious levels of wear and tear, especially if it has been previously used as a high mileage private hire vehicle for a couple of years, meaning the additional cost of unexpected repairs or even a potentially serious safety threat to driver, passengers and other road users. An HPI Check can help protect consumers from buying a vehicle with something to hide, saving them cash and keeping them safe.”

Share your opinions on clocking

We would love to know more about what you think on the subject of clocking. To join in on the debate leave your opinions below.

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Addison Lee buys Tristar Worldwide in £50m deal

With the news of Brexit threatening the idea of cross-boarder business ventures it appears UK hire firm, Addison Lee, refuse to play to predictions, today making a bolt business move that will change the hire market for the better.

Addison Lee has today released the news that they have purchased Tristar Worldwide for £50 million, forming Europe’s largest executive car service. Both focused at the higher end of the market this partnership is a corporate marriage that just makes sense, one that will no doubt continue to expand.

Addison Lee chief executive officer Andy Boland said: “This is a major landmark for our business. Coming together with Tristar means our shared ethos and commitment to quality, service and reliability can be expanded globally.”

Whilst many commentators suggested that the introduction of Uber could possibly affect the longevity of the traditionally London-based business it appears to have fought back, now set to operate in the US, Asia and continental Europe. Launching a new app that is now in use in Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cambridge could Uber have given the firm the boost they needed to branch out?

“Working with our partners, we will have a presence in 25 UK cities by the end of the year.” Boland continued.

5,000 –strong fleet

The combined Addison Lee-Tristar fleet now exists as Europe’s largest car service operator, supported by a workforce of 800 individuals.

Boland said: “There will be significant growth in the executive car market following the 15% jump in volumes we saw in 2015. With Tristar, we will be able to take our service to the next level and into new markets around the world.”

Let us know what you think, was this a great move by Addison Lee? Let us know what you think.