Have you ever thought about how our society has come into so many things? Like have you ever been sitting in the back of a car service sedan after it picked you up from the airport and began wondering just who came up with car services? Where they came from, and just what exactly does the word chauffeur mean anyway? Well here at American City Express we know that you have to know where you have been in order to get where you are going and here we will discuss just where our company comes from.
Back at the invention of cars, when they were first only available to the wealthy, they became accustomed to having a vehicle available at their beck and call and would expect the same amount of luxury across the country should they travel by plane or train to their destination. This is what brought about the beginning of the chauffeured car service. Now, as cars have become available to the entirety of the public, the car service has also changed with the times to be available to everyone. If you want to ride in luxury to your destination there is no better way than to do that with American City Express and our professional car service!
The chauffeur, or driver, bringing you to your destination has a long line of service himself. Starting back when the automobile was first invented and mass sold to the public. The word chauffeur is French, and comes from the French verb meaning “to heat up.” The chauffeur’s job was to get the car running, and they have seen this go from getting the steam powered cars all warmed up to making sure the air conditioning and seat warmers are to your liking. This profession has withstood the test of time and inventions from the start of gasoline to GPS. In the beginning, chauffeurs were in such high demand that not only did they have to be skilled drivers, but they also had to be excellent mechanics if the car were ever to breakdown. They had to know all the roads by memory and exactly how to get you to your destination, and had to perform all of the regular maintenance of the vehicle.
Today, the car service and our chauffeurs are all grown up and still continuing to lead the way on customer service. That has been the one consistent and mainstay throughout the history of car services. The customer has always been our main priority because the our business and industry relies on providing the utmost in comfort and reliability. Professional car services have existed for over a century because we have done this well, and no passing fad on your smartphone will be able to take away over one hundred years of doing the right thing and providing the absolute best in service.