Frequently Asked Questions
At Santos VIP Limousine, our client’s satisfaction is paramount to us. For your convenience, we have come put together a list of questions and answers that we believe will provide some insight into our operation, policies, and reservation process.
We provide limo service to all of New Jersey, New York City, Lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, and Eastern Pennsylvania.
Our office is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm and on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. Our vehicles run every day except on major holidays (New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day).
Santos VIP Limousine was founded in 2006 as the result of the merger of Santos Limousine Service, begun in 1996, and VIP Limousine Service began in 1991. Together, the co-founders of Santos VIP Limousine have over 30+ years of experience in the luxury ground transportation industry.
No, unfortunately, it is not that simple. You should seek out referrals and recommendations from friends, family, and business associates. There are many factors to consider such as reputation, years in business, hours of operation, size and age of the fleet, licensing and insurance, customer service philosophy & back office support & management.
Please use due diligence in choosing your ground transportation service. If you are able to, take the time to visit their location and see their fleet first hand and while there do not be hesitant to ask any pertinent questions including for proof of insurance. If your are booking larger vehicles, especially buses, any reputable company should provide to you upon request their U.S. DOT number and the company name it is registered under. You can log onto the U.S. Dept. of Transportation – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration SAFER website and view whether they are in good standing.
All of our chauffeurs possess commercial drivers licenses and have gone through, and successfully passed our in-house training program. We also conduct quarterly reviews to ensure our chauffeurs abide by our strict standards and requirements which includes reliability, safety, professional appearance, customer service, and friendliness.
Yes, before being hired all of our chauffeurs must go through a thorough vetting process which includes a complete background check, driver’s license check, and drug test. Once hired, chauffeurs are randomly selected for drug and/or alcohol tests as required by the USDOT.
We offer a large selection stretch limousines, SUV limos, Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, Rolls Royce Phantom, Vintage Rolls Royce & Bentley, and Limo Coach Party Buses. For more information about our fleet, please visit our fleet page.
Yes, we own and operate all of the vehicles on our site. We are not brokers.
Yes, all of our vehicles are fully licensed and insured.
All of our vehicles are set up with ice, bottled water, glassware, and napkins.
Yes, all of our vehicles are equipped with GPS navigation and real-time tracking.
No, smoking is not allowed in our vehicles. This includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, vaping, and other tobacco or non-tobacco products consumed via smoking. Violating this policy will result in additional charges.
The cleanliness of our vehicles is an important part of our service, so we discourage the consumption of food during the service. Alcoholic beverages are permitted if the passengers consuming in the vehicle are over the age of 21. If the vehicle requires extra cleaning due to spilled food or drinks, there will be an additional charge. Styrofoam coolers are not permitted inside any of our vehicles.
Please call us as soon as you realize you left something behind. All of our vehicles are cleaned at the end of the service and all lost items are placed in the lost/found bin. Lost items can be retrieved at our office during our hours of operation. We will gladly ship your item back to you if you wish. Shipping and handling charges will apply and will need to be paid in advance. Please note that Santos VIP Limousine is not responsible for lost or damaged items left in our vehicles.
If you would like to make a reservation you may do by calling our reservation department at (888) 546-6847 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our reservation specialists are available 7 days a week to assist you.
As soon as your plans are fairly definite, just give us a call or send us an e-mail to set up your reservation. We always suggest as much notice as possible, several days for corporate service, and at least two to three weeks for most hourly charters. Seasonal, off-hour, and special events (Weddings, Proms, etc.) may need more notice, sometimes even a few months, so try to plan accordingly. That said, just contact us whenever you are ready and need service, the same day, the same week, or even within the hour. With one of the largest fleets and chauffeur staff in the area, we frequently respond to short notice needs better than anyone in the local market. We want your business!
We require a 35% non-refundable deposit at the time of placing the reservation. This payment can either be charged to your credit card or debit card. If you would like to make your deposit by check or money order, you can do so by mailing your payment to our office at 1105 US 1, Avenel, NJ 07001. Once received, a customer care team member will call you to finalize your reservation. If you are paying with a debit card, prepaid card, check, money order, or cash, we will also ask for a major credit card at the time of booking to be kept on file for you. A credit card authorization form will be sent to you to complete at the time of reservation. This applies to all reservations including special events, hourly rentals, and private charters.
Yes. Once your reservation is processed, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be sent through our online signature capture service and will include your reservation, rental terms, and credit card authorization.
We accept cash, money order, cashier’s check, personal check, wire transfer, and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express).
Payment for the service must be received before the services are rendered. If you paying your balance by credit card, your card will be charged before the vehicle is dispatched. Any cash balances are to be given to the chauffeur upon arrival.
Change and cancellation requests can only be done by phone. Please call (888) 546-6847 and speak with one of our Reservation Specialists who will be happy to assist you.
We can provide receipts for charges most conveniently by e-mail once the job is complete. If you would like to request a receipt you can do so by sending your request to email@example.com
Your rate is based on the information provided at the time your reservation was made. Additional charges can result from changes to your service during your trip, such as extra stops, excessive cleanup fees, additional tolls, waiting time, or extending the duration of your service (overtime). If you do not feel that you had any additional services, please contact our customer care team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 546-6847 to review your charges.
The chauffeur’s name and mobile telephone number will be sent to you on the day of your service via email. If you booked for someone else, the chauffeur’s contact information will be sent to the email address you provided during the booking process.
The chauffeur’s name and mobile telephone number are sent on the day of your pickup via email. You can contact the chauffeur directly if needed, but we encourage you to contact our office at (888) 546-6847 and our customer care team will assist you instantly.
Our chauffeurs are always timely dispatched and they are at the pickup location at least 15 minutes prior to your pick-up time. Even with the help of our state-of-art traffic monitoring and guidance, unexpected delays may occur in rare instances. In such cases, our customer care team will call you and update you on the status of your chauffeur. If you do not see your chauffeur, please contact our office immediately at (888) 546-6847.
Should you cancel your reservation within a certain amount of days before your date of service, you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to the amount still owed on your reservation.
- Weddings – 60 days before the date of service
- Proms – 45 days before the date of service.
- Hourly Charters – 14 days before the date of service.
To view our cancellation policy, please see our Rental Terms and Conditions.