Funeral cars are the most common type of vehicle used in a funeral procession. They can be either a hearse or a limousine, depending on the needs of the family. A person’s choice of transportation to a funeral can hold various meanings. It can show the type of relationship they had with the person who died, their position in the family, and how they want to be remembered.
A hearse is a vehicle that is used to transport the dead from the place of death to the location of burial or cremation. It is also called a funeral coach. These vehicles are usually driven by funeral professionals or pallbearers.
Funeral cars have been around for centuries and their design has evolved. Some funeral cars are specially designed so that they can be driven straight into a church or crematorium.
Hearses are not made by the car manufacturers themselves. They are usually made by conversion companies that customize existing passenger vehicles.
The earliest hearses were horse-drawn, but they were replaced by motorized vehicles in the early 20th century.
In some cases, the body of an existing car is used as a hearse by being extended with a compartment for carrying coffins or caskets. This is usually done to accommodate larger coffins and caskets or to make the vehicle more imposing.
But hearse is not just vehicles that have been customized to perform as hearses over the years, but also models of cars.
Funeral homes in the Philippines have developed creative ways to make funeral services more affordable. They have a top-of-the-line fleet of Starex and other Korean/Japanese-made cars.
However, if you wish to have a feel of traditional funeral service, the family can choose a carriage to take the deceased loved one to their final resting place. San Fernando Funeral Homes, for example, offers this kind of funeral hearse.
Philippine Hearse Rental provides funeral hearses and other specialty vehicles. You can reach out to them through their Facebook page.
The latest trend is the motorcycle hearse that is being offered in one of the premier funeral homes in the country. They provide the first Harley Hearse in the Philippines. This is perfect for someone who loves motorcycles and adventure. Check out their Facebook page here.