Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall is Here

Greeting Everyone

Here in the northeast the leaves are turning and falling everywhere. Maybe time to take a ride with us to see natures beauty. Pack a picnic lunch and take a ride with us any where you want to go.

If you have not heared we have joined with Upper Chesapeake Cancer LifeNet to help fight cancer with the Power of Pink limousine. On November 17th we are having a fund raiser at Looneys Pub in Bel Air Maryland all day. Looney's Pub is donating 10% off you bill of food or drink all day. There  will also be a Silent Auction and Raffle. The raffle offers $100.00 gift card for Looney's Pub, 3 Hours of Limousine service from Hire Quality Limousine and a basket of cheer. Tickets are available 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00 please call 410-877-1600 for any information.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dog Days

Well summer is in full swing and travel is on most peoples mind. Starting a trip off right is the key to a great vacation. Weather it is a cruise a flight or just attending a local concert or sporting event. Private ground transportation is the way to remove all the hassle from your trip. You will arrive on time in comfort and relaxed not having to fight traffic. You won't have to worry about parking walking miles to you event or terminal with your baggage or picnic in tow.

Remember to book your travel early due to higher volume in the summer months. And as always choose Hire Quality Limousine.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Prom Season is here!

To be sure, the Prom season is upon us.  Beware of Gypsy operators waiting to pray on the innocent.  While researching your choice of limousine companies that will be transporting your valuable cargo, please check for the legality of the company.
You might try asking the following questions:
What is your PSC # ? (Registered with MD Public Service Commission)   (Public Service has a website that you can check on each company) How much insurance do you carry? (should be at least $300,000) Are your Chauffeurs Public Service certified? (carries a PSC license)  Do you follow the guidelines of the rules of the Prom Promise?
If the company that you have contacted on the phone has answered "no" to any of the above questions, you can be sure that they are not operating a legal business.  Continue to search for the company that can comply with all of your questions.

It is always a good idea to ask to view the vehicle prior to placing your deposit.  Some companies advertise vehicles on their websites that they do not physically own.  Therefore, relying on an outside company to have that vehicle available for your reservation.  Over-bookings and Cancellations from the limousine companies that conduct their business in this manner is not uncommon.  More often than not, you are left with no vehicle for your Prom.

Do your research; don't be afraid to ask questions; and make smart choices before giving out your credit card information.  Here is hoping that all will experience a safe and happy Prom evening.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Who Rents Limousines ?

When you think of limousines you have a few pictures in your mind. One would be Hollywood in front of a huge theater pulling up to the red carpet or a much sadder occation driving to a funeral.

Neither image could be futher from the truth. They are found more so going to concerts due to parking concerns at larger venues and many more. The following is a list of different transportation occations Hire Quality has provided.
  • Sporting events (High School, College and Professional)
  • Weddings
  • Concerts
  • Airports
  • City tours (Atlantic City, Philadelphia, New York, Tampa, Miami and more.)
  • Special Occations (Birthday, Anniversary,Night Out and Babies first ride Home)
  • First ride to new Home
  • Corporate Transportation ( Large or Small meetings, Airport, Business dinners, Road Shows and much more)
  • Funerals
  As you see limousine service is a much wider variety then most people think. Who uses Black Car or Limousine service mostly the general public and business professionals who depend on reliable on time service. Recently limousine companies have expanded there services to include Sedans, SUV's, Vans, Buses and of course limousines. It is always good to check your local limousine company for services before going to the larger motor coach companies. This is due to the deversified fleets most limousine companies have today. They can custom fit your party size to the vehicle. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at Hire Quality Limousine or on the web at

Thanks again for visiting our Blog and Happy Travels.

The next time you need dependable ground transportation please think of Hire Quality Limousines.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Here Comes the Sun

 We all drive our vehicles year round not only limousines, but your car needs special care during the change of seasons. When ever the changes temperatures your car goes thru some unique changes also. Warm weather stretches belts ,tires, hoses and most anything plastic or rubber. Oils and lubricants have some significant changes which effect their properties and ability to preform.

With respect to tires your pressure can increase or decrease. From hot to cold tire can increase in pressure by 3 to 7 pounds. This does not seem like a lot but it can effect your fuel mileage by 3 to 5 miles per gallon when over pressured. So fuel mileage loss and premature tire wear is an effect of incorrect tire inflation or under inflation.
Another item most people forget is their air conditioning or AC system coming from cold weather to hot. If you have ever rolled up the windows turned on the AC just to find hot air blowing in your face you know what I mean.

So here is a checklist we do during the change of seasons:

Cold to Hot

  • Tire pressure
  • Belts on motor
  • Engine coolant
  • A/C Servicing
  • Windshield washer fluid and blades
Hot to Cold
  • Tire Pressure and condition for snow 
  • Heater
  • Coolant for proper mixture( not too much water for freezing)
  • Fuel tank for the presents of water ( add some dry gas) 
I hope this helps jog your memory for the change of seasons. Don't forget to also change your fluids as suggested by your manufacture. 

Thank you for reading our blog and please check out our website Hire Quality,Inc.

Have a great day and go Pink

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Illegal Limousine Operators

In every city across the country illegal operators stalk large hotel looking for a quick buck. Most of the time they team up with a doorman or consierge with an agreement of a kick back to either one. They offer lower rates due to there lack of insurance, regulatory agencies, vehicle inspections and much more.

The biggest problem is they may look like any other legal company but they are not. In Maryland chauffeurs have background and fingerprint checks thru the FBI and local police agencies. They have photo ID cards and have an interview with our regulatory agency. All of this and regular rechecks every few years.

If traveling on business you need to be very careful  ladies more so than men. A lady traveling on business late at night getting in the back of a car of someone you don't know is very scary.

Here are a few things you can do.
  • Check with your hotel who they use and get a business card or phone number.
  • Do your background check on the Internet (if they have a website, office, phone)
  • Have them send you a contract
  • Ask for their DOT / MC / Authority to operate / Insurance Co.and insurance limits.
  • Age of vehicles and how many they have.
  • Do they except credit cards?
  • Know your cost up front.
I have checked with some of these illegal limo companies. A driver who hustles can make up to $500.00 a day. Now think of this and know they work 6 - 7 days a week and 12 months a year. What keeps them from being legal. Well quite a few are illegal aliens who can't get a driver licence for one reason or they other. They can't pass a background check due to past history with the law and many more.

In closing do your home work when traveling out of town know who your drive is.   If you ever find your self in Baltimore please remember Hire Quality Limousines (www)

Thank you for taking your time and if I can be of any help please feel free to call.

Bye for now.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hello And Welcome

This is our first post and we would like to welcome everyone to our blog. We will be giving you information on choosing and renting a limousine service for your special occasion or company. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Topics we will cover are:

  • Illegal limousine operators and how to spot them.
  • Rates vs Service and which is more important.
  • What occasion is good for a limousine service. 
  • Know your chauffeur. 
  • Choosing your limousine. 
  • What services are available. 
  • If I own a business why should I use a car service?
  • Who rents limousines?
 As you can see we will cover a wider variety of questions and try to provide you with the best answers you may also have.

Hire Quality is in the process of giving back to the community we are teaming up with a local cancer center and providing a portion of the proceeds to the center. So remember the "Power of Pink."