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4354 Normandy Court, Royal Oak, MI 48074
office: 248-549-6840 | fax: 248-549-8920
 

Frequently Asked Questions

How are Fees Calculated?

There is a 5 hour minimum charge per bus and driver. After the 5 hour minimum has been reached, we bill ONLY the time that was actually used. For example, if the trip takes 5 hours and 10 minutes, we will bill 5.08 hours. Servicar does NOT charge per mile for special events, field trips or sporting events.

Total Trip Time is calculated from the time our driver clocks in at our bus yard, until our driver clocks back out from our bus yard.

There is a 15 minute mandatory pre & post trip inspection automatically added into every estimate. The inspections ensure the bus is clean and mechanically sound before the driver leaves our yard. When the driver returns they inspect the bus for any lost items and clean up.

What if I have to Cancel my bus?

We require 24 hours notice to cancel a confirmed bus reservation, or the 5 hour charge stands. If you must cancel due to severe weather we will need 2 hours notice, or again that 5 hour charge would be incurred.

What if the roads aren't safe due to inclement weather?

If ServiCar has to close due to driving conditions, we will be listed on TV 2 and WDIV TV 4 School Closing Networks. (www.myfoxdetroit.com or www.clickondetroit.com) as ServiCar South Oakland (the main office)

What is your Payment Policy

A 50% Deposit is due within 10 days of booking, with the remainder due 30 days prior to the departure date.

Payments may be made by cash, check, or money order. Any additional time or movement beyond original estimate will be billed after the trip has been completed.

Any fees such as parking fees, tolls, etc, will be billed after the trip is complete and will be accompanied by receipts.

How many Passengers can fit on the bus

Our busses hold 51 full grown people, not including the driver. We do ask that one adult accompany all students on the bus, simply to ensure the driver can focus on driving safely through our crazy city streets.

What if I have a lot of equipment?

Some of our busses have additional storage compartments called undercarriage storage. You can request a bus with undercarriage storage for any trip at no extra charge. HOWEVER they are assigned on a first come/first granted basis, and may not always be available.

Does the bus leave after it drops us off?

Our drivers will take your group where they need to go and Stand By until you are ready to depart. This means the driver will stay on-site, or close-by if on-site parking is not available. Some schools enjoy the ability to leave personal items on the bus, accessible but also monitored by our friendly drivers.

Are there limits regarding days or times the busses are available?

We have no blackout times or days. We work holidays, midnights, early mornings and will complete a red eye run if needed. Where other companies have their busses fully booked during the start and end of school days, we have drivers especially designated as Event Drivers. This helps us make sure we can be flexible and responsive to your needs.

When should I book my bus?

Generally speaking: 1 month advance notice usually ensures a bus is available for a trip. There are exceptions, like Fridays during the winter (Ski Trips), Thursdays are also a busier than average day for sporting events.
NOTE: When you require a bus either of those days, the more advance notice we have the more likely we will be able to help.

Our Services

ServiCar is a Michigan corporation with over 55 years of experience in public & private transportation, serving the Tri-County area with passion and empathy for our clients and passengers while providing affordable & reliable transportation to the majority of the tri-county area schools and school districts.

School Bus Rental

Are you looking for a way to get your group to an event in a safe & affordable vehicle? Do your students want to travel to local area attractions, museums, historical sites, or campgrounds? ServiCar will take care of the transportation, leaving you free to plan and enjoy your group outing.

Servicar's school busses come in many sizes, from small busses holding approximately 10 students, to large busses holding up to 77 passengers. Each school bus rental includes detailed bus safety checks, and fully certified and licensed drivers.

School Bus Routes

Are you having trouble finding quality bus drivers? Are you struggling to get your students to school on time? ServiCar can help.

We offer one-time route coverage as well as daily curb-to-curb service for all your student transportation needs. We have partnered with the majority of the Southeast Michigan area schools and school districts to fill-in wherever and whenever needed, ensuring our students receive affordable access to schooling and school events.

Special Needs Transportation

Are you looking for a bus service that can provide wheel-chair lifts and tie-downs, air conditioned transportation, tinted windows, car seats, or safety harnesses? ServiCar has what you need.

ServiCar specializes in providing professional and personal adaptive transportation for students with special needs. Our fleet of busses have been equipped with the additional equipment and safety features needed to comfortably transport your student to school.

Sporting Events

Do you have sporting events that are too far away for some of your students? Do you find yourself waiting on players to arrive for away games? We can help!

It can be difficult to gather a large group in a distant location on time when students cannot provide their own transportation. Our busses with under-carriage storage can hold 50 students with all their bulky equipment, getting the group to the game on-time, fully rested, and ready to win!

Field Trips

Field trips are a great way to provide real-world examples of classroom lessons by giving students a deeper understanding of each subject. Using guided tours, hands-on experiences, and exposure to new thoughts and ideas to broaden student horizons.

ServiCar has been driving students, from preschool through college, throughout Michigan to experience the world through their own eyes and experiences.

Shuttle Busses

Shuttle busses provide quick transport from campus to campus, picking up your student or group of students, and dropping them off at their next location without additional stops that would increase travel time.

ServiCar can bus your students from school to technical training and back in a fast and affordable manner.

Post High Transportation

Our post high transportation program was developed to assist adult students enrolled in a continued education program. Our fleet of vans will pick up enrolled students at their homes, then take them to their job training program, continuing education classroom, or to their alternative school location.

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"Overall, our experience with Servicar has been good. We have especially loved our Driver and the Bus Aide. Wonderful, wonderful people... They've cared so much for my son and have loved making him laugh. I feel so blessed by them, and it's been a joy to know them."
-Patricia P.

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