Ride Share vs. Private Driver - Pros & Cons

While traveling away from home, ride-share companies and private limousine companies are among the options for transportation. They both offer advantages over utilizing the public transit system, but one of them is a better choice than the other. 
To assist you in choosing the one that is best for you, here are some of the pros and cons of each type of service.

Ride-Share Pros 


Ride-share company drivers are plentiful and can be easily accessed through their company’s apps with the use of a cellular phone. Regardless of the day or time of day; in many major cities, a ride-share driver will usually be in the vicinity. A ride-share company driver can pick up a customer at a moment’s notice. There is no pre-planning involved for the customer or the driver. 


When you are traveling, utilizing a ride-share company can be more economical than renting a vehicle. With a ride-share company, you only have to pay for transportation when you are going to use it and don’t have to pay parking fees. Ride-share companies can also help streamline your travel arrangements by eliminating the time spent standing in line to rent or return a rental car.

Ride-Share Cons

No Regulations

The ride-share industry is unlicensed and unregulated. Because of this, there are no industry standards. Each ride-share company has its own set of rules. The rules and requirements of the drivers may also differ from state to state. 

Riding with Strangers

When you get into the vehicle operated by a ride-share driver, you have to be extra careful to make sure it’s safe. The reality is that you are riding with a stranger. Look at the driver of the ride-share vehicle to make sure that person is the same person pictured on the ride-share app. Check to make sure it’s the correct type of vehicle and that the vehicle’s tag number matches. Tell someone else where you are going and that you are utilizing the services of the ride-share company. These are some of the recommended safety tips to follow when using the services of a ride-share company. 

Private Driver Pros 


When you hire a private driver, you don’t have to worry about hailing a taxi or calling a ride-share company. The chauffeur of the limousine service will arrive to pick you up on time and ensure that you arrive at your scheduled meeting, appointments, or other destination on time. Having a scheduled limousine chauffeur gives you the peace of mind of knowing how you are going to get from place to place.


Limousine companies utilize the most luxurious cars available, such as the Lincoln Continental, Cadillac XTS, Lincoln MKT, and the Chevrolet Suburban. Regardless of your occasion: a business meeting, wedding, or special celebration, you will arrive in style. From one to five passengers usually fit comfortably in limousine service vehicles. Larger vehicles are available to accommodate larger parties. These luxurious vehicles have leather seats, leather interior, GPS navigation, and a quality sound system. 


Some ride-share companies require their drivers to utilize vehicles that are no more than four years old. However, most private limousine companies make sure their fleet of vehicles is updated every two years. 
Limousine chauffeurs are experienced drivers and receive expert vehicle driving skills training. Limousine chauffeurs also receive the training on how to handle various emergency situations to help ensure the safety of their passengers. 
Many private transportation companies have dedicated mechanics who perform maintenance checks and maintain their fleet. The vehicles are equipped with fire extinguishers, aid first kits, and roadside flares. 
The limousine service vehicles are cleaned after transporting each passenger to help ensure a safe and healthy ride for the next passenger.


Limousine service chauffeurs are required to be registered and licensed. At MTC Limousine, our well-trained chauffeurs have excellent interpersonal skills and know how to communicate with all types of clients. 

Private Driver Cons

When you hire a limousine service, you must plan and schedule your pick up. Calling a limousine service ahead of time to schedule an appointment, is a minor inconvenience to ensure that you receive the services of an experienced chauffeur from a professional company. 

The Choice is Clear

Both ride-share drivers and limousine chauffeurs offer advantages over utilizing public transportation, but hiring a private chauffeur is the best choice. 

At MTC Limousine we can provide you with the best limousine service New York has to offer. We believe the way to gain and maintain the trust of our customers is to provide them with excellent service. We are committed to providing all our customers with the best experience in transportation. 
Our most important customers are the ones currently occupying our vehicles. We offer exceptional chauffeured ground transportation services throughout the world. We have thousands of luxury sedans, limousines, SUVs, hybrids, vans, mini-buses, and luxury motor coaches to meet your transportation needs.

When you need New York ground transportation, MTC Limousine is the best company to handle your transportation needs. If you desire to have a stress-free experience, contact MTC Limousine for your next trip. We guarantee that you will receive the best possible treatment.

MTC Limousine is a recognized leader in providing world-class quality transportation solutions for our valued customers around the world. From airport service to corporate meetings and events in NYC, our fleet of luxurious vehicles and our professional chauffeurs are at your disposal. 
We all know that New York is one of the most well-known destinations in the world. People from locations everywhere are attracted to The City That Never Sleeps and all its surrounding communities. If you are planning on visiting New York City, it will be a pleasure to get around the city in one of our comfortable vehicles. Our limo service is the definition of convenient. We have been a reliable force in the chauffeured ground transportation industry since the middle of the eighties, and we have such a fine reputation. 
Contact MTC Limousine as soon as possible to reserve an appointment for our outstanding car service. 

Posted on Apr 16 2019

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