To Choose a Chauffeur or a Taxi?
For many people booking a chauffeur driven car is often reserved for a special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary or day at the races, But our Executive car service in Derby is perfect for any occasion when you require the safety, professionalism and service that a taxi just can’t provide.
Firstly, let’s dispell the myth that it’s only the rich that can afford an executive chauffeur driven Mercedes. I won’t lie, the chauffeur service we provide is going to cost a little more than a run of the mill private hire taxi but in the majority of cases getting chauffeured from door to door in a £100k luxury Mercedes S Class can cost as little as £2 a mile (whilst Derby hackney plated taxis start at £2.40) and as our chauffeur cars are not fitted with meters, you won’t be charged extra for booking your Chauffeur during unsociable hours or for sitting in traffic. It’s also worth noting that all of our chauffeur driven cars are fully licensed by the local authority, fully insured for hire and reward and undergo regular council checks for roadworthiness and suitability to operate as a chauffeur service.
So what is the difference between a Chauffeur Service and a taxi driver?
Top of the list when comparing the differences has to the be the cars that we drive. Our chauffeur driven Mercedes cars range from the luxurious Mercedes S Class L, which is considered by many to be the go-to chauffeur car and is equally at home dropping celebrities off at red carpet events or driving you in style on an airport transfer, to the Smart, executive Mercedes E Class. For bigger parties of people we also offer the new Mercedes V Class MPV. Unlike the majority of taxis, our chauffeur cars are valeted on a daily basis ensuring that your car is always in pristine condition and our chauffeur service always includes complimentary bottled mineral water, mints, wi-fi and reading material such as your favourite daily newspaper.
So then, On the face of it, a chauffeur driven car service, whilst being similar, is so much more than a taxi service and A52 Executive Cars & Derby Chauffeurs believe that the service we offer far outweighs any slight price increase over a normal taxi. Whether you use a chauffeur for a corporate event, a trip to a restaurant or an executive airport transfer, the convenience, safety and attention to detail you will wonder why you have never considered a Chauffeur driven car before.
An executive car service doesn’t just rely on the quality of the car you are driven in though, your chauffeur should also be so much more than a taxi driver. Whilst the traditional chauffeur uniform of breeches, tunic and peak cap has been resigned to history, smart business attire should be worn at all times and your driver should be well groomed. He, or she, should be confident at the wheel and have good knowledge of the local area to assist in booking hotels or recommending restaurants or things to do. A52 Executive Cars chauffeurs have all passed an advanced driving course and use the latest technology to ensure that your travel is as comfortable and that you arrive at your destination on time and in safety. If you book an executive Airport transfer we will ensure that your chauffeur meets you in the arrivals hall or the pre-arranged spot and help with your luggage. If requested we will even have your favourite beverage ready for you to enjoy on your way home.
Finally, when you book a chauffeur driven executive car with us you will receive a full confirmation email informing you of the journey booked, who your chauffeur will be and their contact number, full details of the car and class booked and any additional info we may deem important such as expected delays. You won’t have to worry if you chauffeur car will turn up for your 4 am airport transfer, and you won’t have to worry about who your driver will be or what car they will be driving.
What our Clients say
“Fantastic service!! from great assistance making the reservation through to delivering me to my destination. Traveling into the U. K. From the U. S. I needed a reliable, quality and professional executive car service from Heathrow airport to Derby and back. I will definatley use A52 again next time I make the trip and strongly recommend to others.”
“Dave was efficient and very personable, getting us to Birmingham airport in plenty of time for our flight and was there waiting for us when we returned. Great service, couldn’t have asked for more.”
“I used A52 cars to travel from Cambridge to Derby. The car was very clean and comfortable and my driver helped load and unload all my luggage, so my journey was made completely stress free and enjoyable – and all at a very reasonable price. I would definitely use this service again!”
“A very efficient service. The driver was punctual and the car was of excellent quality. The online enquiry was quickly answered and the final arrangements organised by telephone. We were totally satisfied and have already booked them again for our next trip in April.”
“We booked A52 cars for our wedding on 4th March. The service we received was fantastic…..reliable, timely and friendly. Our driver was extremely well presented as was the car with ivory ribbons added for no extra charge. We would not hesitate in recommending A52 cars to anyone who wants a professional service. Thank you so much xxxx”