If you are part of an organisation planning a trip out of the area and want to travel together, hiring a coach can be a great way to go. It will provide everyone with comfortable seats, no one will need to drive, and there are amenities such as a loo on many larger coaches. Here are five tips for hiring the right coach.
When speaking to companies that provide coach hire in Wrexham, make sure they have the right licence, which should be an “O” licence. The proper operator’s licence helps ensure that they have registered their businesses and that their vehicles observe regulations.
When deciding between coach operators, ask to see maintenance records to make sure the vehicles are well cared for. Coaches should be kept clean, they should have regular inspections, and mechanical problems should be repaired to prevent breakdowns.
Ask About Contingency Plans
Even well-maintained vehicles can break down while on the road. Ask about contingency plans in case the coach you’ve hired breaks down. They should be able to tell you how soon another coach will be dispatched for you and your group.
Find Out Driver Experience
It’s important to have an experienced driver at the helm, especially if you plan to go out of the country. He or she will be familiar with the route that he or she must take and can get the group through customs quickly. A licensed driver with experience will also be safer than someone who may be new to the job.
Hire the Right Size
The coach company that you choose to work with can provide recommendations about coach sizes for your group. Most companies have fleets of mini-coaches that seat about 25 to 30 people and larger coaches that can seat up to 50.
Most coaches offer toilets, washrooms, and drink facilities so that there is no need to make unscheduled stops.