1. Late Model, Immaculate Cars
The average age of our fleet is just nine months, and we have a zero-compromise policy when it comes to vehicle maintenance and safety. All Eight Black cars are washed and thoroughly inspected daily to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and comfort.
2. All-Wheel Drive
In keeping with our focus on safety, we don’t believe in two-wheel drive vehicles in Colorado, especially during the cold and wet winter months. All of our vehicles are all-wheel drive for ideal traction and handling.
3. Winter Tires
During the winter every vehicle that Eight Black operates is fitted with either Nokian Hakkepeliitta or Bridgestone’s Blizzak Winter Tires. We believe that these tires provide the best winter traction possible.
4. Driver Training
All operational staff undergo rigorous Defensive Driving Training with specific instruction on winter and summer driving techniques, vehicle recovery, skid control, the use of ABS and traction control and safe loading. We focus on a drivers mental attitude as much as their practical ability behind the wheel of a high-performance sedan or SUV.
All vehicles carry onboard First Aid Kits as well as Fire Extinguishers. Drivers must re-certify in First Aid annually (Adult CPR/AED, Pediatric CPR and First Aid). Our AED training meets the American Heart Association standards.
6. Ceramic Tint
We outfit all of our vehicles with the latest in ceramic tint. This type of tint provides the highest quality of tinting, without metal, dye, or carbon. Instead, this film utilizes many special ceramic particles that are both non-conductive and non-metallic.
Ceramic film has only recently appeared on the market, but has already proven its worth in terms of performance and reliability. Ceramic window-tinting film cuts from 45% to 50% of the solar heat that enters through the windows in the form of infrared light, while allowing maximum visibility both by day and night.
Like carbon film, ceramic window-tinting film allows maximum efficiency in the functioning of radios, cell phones, GPS systems, and all other such devices being operated from inside the protected space. It surpasses other types in its resistance to glare and fading, and renders windows highly shatter-proof.
Ceramic film is most effective at blocking ultraviolet light; in the case of ultraviolet light (the kind of light rays that contribute to sunburn and skin cancer), ceramic window-tinting film can block up to 99% from entering the interior of the car.
7. Driver Credentials and Background Checks
All our drivers undergo a 3rd party background check and must be fingerprinted. We conduct random drug and alcohol screening. In addition, all our drivers carry a photo ID which also lists their certifications.
They must also pass a DOT physical every 2-years.
We don’t believe in using technology for technology’s sake. That’s why we took our time to decide on what reservation and online booking system we should deploy. We chose a cloud based solution that powers more than 4500 ground transportation companies around the world.
We believe a car service should be easy to deal with. The online process should be seamless and easy to navigate. You should be able to store your preferred credit cards on file and also look up any past reservations. Companies should be able to set up profiles for each staff member.
If you request a quote online, you should be able to book that trip from directly within the email.
In the car, all our drivers use 2 smart phones. On completely separate cell networks for redundancy. The dispatch system automatically updates drivers on flight delays, plus we use a 3rd party flight tracking app as additional back up. We don’t take chances with being late for pick ups.
So let us worry about the tech. You can book with confidence, knowing that we have the systems in place to ensure a seamless ride from start to finish.