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 07-16-2007, 12:02 PM #1 edk35 DIS Veteran     Join Date: Jul 2004 Posts: 9,834 How much do you tip a car service?? We have used the same service 3 times. Will use him again in Aug. and probably in Nov. and just wondered what most tip. We usually tip 20 on pick up from airport and 15 on return since we are just being dropped off at curb side check in. He charges us 90....well 82 with discount. Is that enough of a tip?? Thanks __________________ DVC MEMBERS SINCE JAN. 2007 March 15 BCV/AKV Jambo Aug 14 OKW/SOG Aug 13 OKW/Providence Golf Club Villas March 13 SSR/AKV July 12 BLT/SSR May 12 SOG March/April 12 Windsor Hills Jan. 12 VWL (1/20-1/28) Jan. 12 POR (1/6/-1/11) Jan. 11 OKW July 10 SOG/SSR/VERO July 09 POLY/BCV/AKV Jan. 09 OKW Nov. 08 SSR/ASMU MVMCP July 08 OKW/BCV Jan. 08 SOG Nov. 07 SSR MVMCP Aug. 07 SSR/BWV P&PP Jan. 07 SOG BECAME DVC MEMBERS!!! Nov. 05 SOG/CSR Jan. 05 SOG Nov. 02 CR May 98 Poly May 95 SOG Dec. 93 CR Dec. 92 CBR July 92 Dixie Landing First Family Trip Off Site 87,86,82 (Single With Friends)
 07-16-2007, 12:19 PM #2 pamjb DIS Veteran     Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Center Valley, PA Posts: 3,015 I checked online tipping guides, and they state 15-20% for towncar service. Since you never know for sure you will have the same driver both ways, you are supposed to divide that by the number of legs of your trip. In this case, two. So based on the \$90 charge (always tip before the discount), the 20% would be \$18, divided by 2 equals \$9 each way. I always tip between \$10 and \$15 each leg, since I have always received superior service from my towncar company. And isn't that what a tip is supposed to reward? __________________ Pam in PA (Pam) (Alex-24) (Nick-19)
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 Originally Posted by pamjb I checked online tipping guides, and they state 15-20% for towncar service. Since you never know for sure you will have the same driver both ways, you are supposed to divide that by the number of legs of your trip. In this case, two. So based on the \$90 charge (always tip before the discount), the 20% would be \$18, divided by 2 equals \$9 each way. I always tip between \$10 and \$15 each leg, since I have always received superior service from my towncar company. And isn't that what a tip is supposed to reward?

Thanks so much. I love our service and we do get the same driver each time both ways. We always request him...he is one of the owners. I guess my tip is perfect then...because he has always done a perfect job.
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 07-16-2007, 12:24 PM #4 pamjb DIS Veteran     Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Center Valley, PA Posts: 3,015 Based on your post, I think we use the same towncar company. This could be part of their logo __________________ Pam in PA (Pam) (Alex-24) (Nick-19)
 07-16-2007, 12:26 PM #5 Edd Mouseketeer   Join Date: May 2006 Location: Orlando, Florida Posts: 3,866 You know I have been looking for some time; any type of tipping guide. You wouldn't have a link for those guides that you saw. I would be interested.
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 Originally Posted by pamjb Based on your post, I think we use the same towncar company. This could be part of their logo

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 07-16-2007, 12:36 PM #7 Edd Mouseketeer   Join Date: May 2006 Location: Orlando, Florida Posts: 3,866 edited
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 Originally Posted by Edd You know I have been looking for some time; any type of tipping guide. You wouldn't have a link for those guides that you saw. I would be interested.
You can do a google search. There are a few sites like tipping.org but here are two sites that are more objective.

http://money.cnn.com/pf/features/lists/summer_tipping/

http://www.fodors.com/features/nfdis...stt_tg_toc.cfm

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 Originally Posted by edk35 We have used the same service 3 times. Will use him again in Aug. and probably in Nov. and just wondered what most tip. We usually tip 20 on pick up from airport and 15 on return since we are just being dropped off at curb side check in. He charges us 90....well 82 with discount. Is that enough of a tip?? Thanks
I usually tip 10% of what a Car service cost

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 Originally Posted by Jellyboy I usually tip 10% of what a car service cost
I'm not sure why there is so much finding threads from years ago, but I guess I'll take a stab at this one as well.
10% is appropriate for each way. If your car service tab is \$100, you should be tipping about 20% for the entire ride. Most here advise tipping each way...so 10% each way, which in this case, would be \$10 each way...total tip of \$20.

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 Originally Posted by goofy4tink I'm not sure why there is so much finding threads from years ago, but I guess I'll take a stab at this one as well. 10% is appropriate for each way. If your car service tab is \$100, you should be tipping about 20% for the entire ride. Most here advise tipping each way...so 10% each way, which in this case, would be \$10 each way...total tip of \$20.
Since most of them seem to add a mandatory tip I am not sure why you would add more

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 Originally Posted by OrangeCountyCommuter Since most of them seem to add a mandatory tip I am not sure why you would add more
I've never used a service that added a mandatory tip. And I've used 2 different companies.
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 Originally Posted by OrangeCountyCommuter Since most of them seem to add a mandatory tip I am not sure why you would add more
I won't use any company that adds a mandatory tip. I've used 4 different companies, and have never had a mandatory tip added. I always decide how much to tip!!!

 04-27-2013, 04:19 PM #14 DebbieB DVC Member BWV 99You have to compare apples to apples     Join Date: Aug 1999 Location: PA Posts: 48,215 A town car service I use here in Pittsburgh adds a tip automatically, I think 18% (they charge each way separate). There was one time when we got stuck in alot of traffic and the weather was bad, I gave him an extra \$5 cash. __________________
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 Originally Posted by OrangeCountyCommuter Since most of them seem to add a mandatory tip I am not sure why you would add more
Industry wide,maybe. Orlando not. Sometimes for a real limo but not for a towncar SUV or van.

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