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Do You Tip Your Limousine Driver?

When someone in the service industry does a good job, nothing says it better than a tip! Although tipping is personal choice, monetary gratuities let the  limo driver know: Hey, thank you! I appreciate everything you’ve done, so much, that I’m willing to give you a little extra $$.

The idea is, if you use their service again, and chances are you will, the driver will remember your nice deed and they will provide perhaps even better service than they have to. For example helping you with luggage, getting you that coffee or newspapers, making a quick stop somewhere, planning routes smarter to ensure you’re on time, and even listen to your problems and be a friend.

It’s a win-win situation!

They rely on your tips to supplement their income and support themselves and their families. And you get the best possible limo service, without compromises.

How do you tip a limo driver? How much?

The best thing would be to get familiar with your limo reservation contract and read the fine print that explains the charges and shows you the cost breakdown of the trip. Sometimes, 15% tip is automatically included, other times it’s at your discretion. So just be informed.

Tips are usually 15%, but it’s not set in stone. You can give more if you want, but usually everyone would expect 15%.

But 15% based on what figure? You basically take the total of your fare before taxes or any additional charges and you multiply that with 0.15 That gives you the total tip amount.

For example:

Flat Rate: $55 (not including tax)
Standard Gratuity: 15%
Tip: $8.25 (55 * 0.15)

At Toronto Airport Limousine all reservations are subject to 15% driver gratuity. This is automatically included in your trip cost. If you feel like the driver has provided you with exceptional service feel free to tip more directly. At the same time, it doesn’t hurt to rate the service on the Internet and write a nice, positive review and let the whole world know.