Depending on where you stand, you may think that a driver and a chauffeur are the same thing but, for those of us who have in the profession for some time know there is a difference. The line may be very fine, even blurred on occasion but with these two terms being used interchangeably, we think it is time to divulge the difference between the two…
Drivers and chauffeurs hired by East Kilbride customers provide many similar services; they drive people to a pre-arranged destination. Their aim is to transport their human ‘cargo’ as easily as possible, on time and relaxed too. But, we think chauffeurs hired by East Kilbride customers do much more than ‘just’ help people arrive safely…
And we think that what does set chauffeurs apart for our East Kilbride customers is the pedigree, the history behind being a professional chauffeur. A French term meaning ‘stoker’, it comes from the very earliest cars, way before Ford and the others.
Like trains and ships, the very earliest cars were steam powered and this means one thing – someone had to stoke the engine, feed it with coal to heat the water to create the steam that drove the engine forward. And thus the profession of chauffeur was born.
When cars became more common place, but still rare belonging only to rich people, they needed someone to drive it – and they would employ someone as a chauffeur. But, as cars become more common place, so much so, that the vast majority of families now have two cars on the drive!
But chauffeurs can still be hired by East Kilbride customers for many kinds of occasions, whether this is transporting people to the airport or taking a bride to her wedding ceremony, there are not limitations as to why you can or cannot hire a chauffeur.
But chauffeurs also complete another important element that maybe hiring a driver may not secure you and that is discretion. The saying ‘what happens or is said in the car, stays in the car’. Where would we be if chauffeurs repeated all the conversations they heard their passengers talk about over time?
Polite, responsive, willing to be flexible, discreet and professional – what more could you possibly want when you hire one of our chauffeurs from you East Kilbride project. But, if you think it will cost a packet thin again! We have a range of packages that suit all budget for all occasions.
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