Nobody expects or fully prepares for the sad day when a loved one passes away. Whether it happens abruptly or after a long drawn-out battle with cancer, death never comes with us fully ready for it. Things come quickly after that: planning the funeral service, contacting loved ones, figuring out what to do with the will, and, most importantly, grieving and celebrating the life of a loved one. The last thing on your mind will be choosing among the funeral cars which to use. That’s exactly why it is a good, though possibly painful, idea to consider funeral cars before that day arrives for you or one of your loved ones.
What Separates Hearses?
Many people see a hearse and turn their head. They look down at the ground and try not to think of what these vehicles symbolize, but when a loved one rides in the first car of the procession, the hearse is the centerpiece of the procession. You will want your loved one’s last ride to be perfect, and there are differences in funeral cars available that matter to some customers.
Traditional Landau Style
Landau bars are so common that it wouldn’t be such a foolish thing to assume all funeral cars have them. What are landau bars? They are the little sideways handles on the the sides of hearses. They originated back in the mid 18th century and were used to conceal hinges. These days, the landau bars are purely for aesthetic value. A landau-style hears will have these bars, two doors in the front, and one door in the back.
A limousine-style hearse will look like a cross between a landau-style hearse and a traditional limousine. It will be a bit more open looking with windows up and down both sides. If you or your loved one prefers something a bit more sleek and stylish over traditional, then this might be the best choice.
Not all funeral cars are necessarily cars these days. If you like the idea of more space or a vehicle unassociated with these darker moments, then you might consider an SUV hearse.
Choose from a Variety of Funeral Cars at Coachwest
At Coachwest Luxury Performance & Motorcars, we believe that everyone deserves the most comfortable, perfect ride on their journey to their final resting place. That’s why we create a wide range of hearses and funeral cars to choose from. Take a look at our inventory and choose the best vehicle.