How much do I tip a driver?
Many people wonder what they should tip their limo driver. There are differences of opinion, but there are some common levels of tipping. Typically, you want to tip between 15% and 20%. This is around the same you would a tip a waitress or waiter at a restaurant.
Obviously, it is usually best to tip your discretion. If you think the limo driver did an excellent job, you’ll want to tip as you think is reasonable to tank them for a job well done. However, if you think a limo driver could have done a better job your tip should reflect that too.
There are a few different things you want to think about before you make the decision of what to tip. First of all, was the driver on time? Limo drivers should not only be on time, but be there ahead of time to ensure that things will run as smoothly as possible. Another consideration is whether the driver was courteous. They should not be short with you or make you feel like you are wasting their time. You should feel like they are grateful to have you as their guest and are willing to cater to your every need. Yet another consideration is whether or not you like the person driving.
In addition to how you feel about them, a driver should be fairly trained and certified. That also means they know the local area and can get you from point A to point B without any trouble at all. The trip should not be uncomfortable, and you should never be worried that the driver is going too fast or cutting corners too sharply. You should always feel safe!
If your driver was not up to par, you definitely need to contact the limousine company and report it. Limo companies generally strive to provide the best possible service and they need to know if one of the drivers is not living up to their standards. In most cases, you will get a driver that you really like. It is also a nice thing to call the company and praise the driver as well so they can be further rewarded at work.
There are many different things that go into how much you should tip your limousine driver. The standard is between 15 and 20%, but you can certainly make adjustments to this figure depending on your experiences.