Limousine rentals once seemed limited to celebrities and only a few life milestones, like prom or a wedding, but things have changed in recent years. The introduction of more limousine options, such as Hummers, Lincoln Navigators and party buses has revolutionized the market. Now it is easy to rent a bus or a customized panel van for a girl's night, bachelor party or milestone birthday to enjoy a worry-free night - at least as far as transportation goes. Scouting out rental options online several weeks in advance helps identify the best deals possible and determine if a traditional stretch or a customized sport utility vehicle will keep the party going or provide a dramatic entrance at the next big event. Ask these questions when renting a party bus or limo.

Does include the cost of a tip in a quote?

Yes. When renting from, the quoted price for a rental includes taxes and gratuity for the driver based on the customary tipping range of 15 to 20 percent. A stretch limo for six passengers costs $337.50 in the Los Angeles area according to while a 10 passenger limo rents for $406.53 - fees included.

Does offer unique vehicle options? includes both standard stretch limos and other exclusive vehicles for rentals. In the Chicago, Illinois area, a Rolls Royce White Two Passenger can be rented for four hours for $1,176. An eight-passenger Lincoln MKT Stretch Limo costs $729 for the same time period. A Lincoln Navigator Stretch Black 14-Passenger Limo rents for $2,209 for six hours as does a 16-passenger party bus.

What kind of deal can I get through provides connection with party bus specific offers through Price4Limo. A variety of promotions are offered. In the Miami area, an 18-passenger white H2 Hummer Limo is available for $758 for five hours with a free sixth hour. Some requests generate a bonus savings, such as $50, when rentals are completed the same day.

When must I pay for a limo rental? charges approximately one-third of the rental cost immediately and the remaining balance seven days before the rental. breaks payments down into three separate charges with the balance due in full one week before the rental. uses the same policies as Price4Limo.

What are the cancellation policies? allows cancellation but will charge a cancellation penalty that is disclosed at the time of booking. Cancellations less than one week in advance require full payment. and require cancellation via certified letter 14 days before the rental date to avoid payment of the full amount due. Deposits already paid are not refunded.

Who offers coupon codes or sales? offers a 10 percent coupon code during the checkout process. On some vehicle options, such as the Lincoln MKT Stretch Black 9-Passenger, and offer a rent five hours, get one free promotion. The same promotions is available from city to city but local markets may offer additional deals.

What companies offer party buses? offers a 20-passenger white limo bus for $3,092 in Chicago over six hours with amenities like flute glasses and a red carpet. offers connections to a 28-passenger party bus with surround sound and a pole in Dallas with a $1,275 seven-hour rental.

Will there be additional fees?

Maybe. Some companies charge extra for parking fees and tolls by billing the cost of the charge. Additional charges may also be assessed for stops, wait time, extra mileage and fuel costs when use of the limo extends beyond the norm. Cleaning and repair fees are also charged when stains or odors need to be removed from the vehicle.