What’s the Difference Between Long-Term Parking and Short-Term Parking?

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What’s the Difference Between Long-Term Parking and Short-Term Parking?

Long-term and short-term parking options can be confusing, but there are two main differences. The duration of your parking needs as well as the location of your spot will dictate which category you will need.

Long-Term Parking

You may find yourself in need of long-term parking when traveling out of town for an extended period of time, usually more than a week. This is the most cost-effective solution when you compare it to the daily costs of short-term parking options. The lots for long-term parking areas are typically located further from the main hub of the airport, bringing longer walking distances and times to the mix. But if you hire DTW airport parking valets with shuttle service, these times can be drastically reduced.

Most large airports offer long-term parking, and Detroit Metro Airport is no exception. You should always reserve your spot well in advance so you don’t have to hassle with finding a long-term parking spot in a congested lot at the last minute.

Short-Term Parking

If you will be traveling for a week or less, short-term parking is the best option for you. The lots are generally located closer to the airport since passengers are in and out of them frequently throughout the day. Short-term rates may cost you a bit more than long-term rates due to the shorter time span and convenient location.

Short-term parking is also an ideal option for people who are picking up and dropping off other passengers. You can pay a low rate whether you need the lot for 20 minutes or a few hours. These costs are calculated on a per-hour or per-day basis, depending on the airport. Planning to park your car in short-term parking for more than 24 hours? Book your spot in advance.

While long-term parking is generally a more cost-effective solution compared with short-term parking, you will have to make a decision based on your unique travel needs. Make sure you visit the airport website ahead of time to learn rates, and book your valet service sooner rather than later to get the best rates. Familiarize yourself with time restrictions, lot locations, and availability of spaces at the times you need to travel. Planning everything in advance will ensure a stress-free process on the day of travel.

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

Valet Connections DTW Parking offers parking and valet services for both long-term and short-term parking needs. Book your spot when you contact us at (734) 992-4946.

How to Avoid Getting Lost at the Airport

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How to Avoid Getting Lost at the Airport

If you’ve ever found yourself at the airport about to take a flight, you know how confusing the whole area can be. You may get heart palpitations just taking the exit to get to the airport. Will you be able to find parking quickly? What if there are no spots left? What if I take the wrong turn and end up at the wrong terminal? Will my car even be safe here all week? How will I get from my car to the check-in area?

These are all common questions that run through our minds as we approach the Detroit Metro Airport, or any other airport in the country for that matter. Airports are confusing. Why is that? Well, even the best designs and layouts have been challenged by the sheer number of passengers that far exceeded predictions long ago, or they could be challenged more recently due to changing security protocols.

Now airports have to compensate for poor design by putting up a million signs on the terminals, and painting the roadways with arrows and directions. The sensory overload that comes with a visit to the airport can be crippling for many. So how can you avoid confusion and the prospect of getting lost at the airport?

Fortunately, DTW valet airport parking makes the whole process more convenient when you’re traveling.

Have a Plan

Before you even leave for the airport, come up with a plan. Plan out your route, set an alarm, and get everything packed in the car well ahead of time. Leave early to give yourself a buffer in case traffic throws a wrench in your plans. Bring up the layout of the airport on your phone so you can see exactly where you need to go, which exits you need to take and where you will be navigating once in the airport complex.

You don’t have to memorize the entire airport layout, but it can be helpful knowing whether you have to hook a left or right after moving through security. Know where the food kiosks are in case you need to grab a last-minute snack for yourself or your kids to avoid meltdowns.

Book Parking Ahead of Time

This is the easiest way to ensure you aren’t crunched for time or get lost in the lot. Booking your parking ahead of time means you reserve your spot, pull up and let the valets at Valet Connection do the rest. Then, hop on a shuttle that comes around every five to 10 minutes and arrive at your terminal in no time. Use this brief reprieve on the shuttle to gather your thoughts and necessary documents and enjoy a moment of peace – not stressing out about getting lost because we will drop you off at the exact right place.

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

Never have a confusing airport experience again! Book Valet Connections DTW Parking when you call us at (734) 992-4946, or sign up for our new app that allows you to control everything from one place.

Tips to Pack Light For Travel

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Tips to Pack Light For Travel

We’ve all been there: trying to lug that oversized piece of luggage through the parking lot and into the airport, while also dragging kids in tow and a few carry-ons on your shoulders. This isn’t a pleasant way to start your vacation. What if there was a better way? Well, there is, and it starts with hiring a DTW valet airport parking company like us.

But in addition to that, there are ways you can ensure a lighter load on travel day. Here are some tips for packing light before you head to the airport, while still having all the essentials you’ll need for your trip.

Create a List

Packing light is an art that you’ll soon master if you take the time to get it right. With every trip you take, you’ll quickly learn what you really need to take with you and what should stay home. Break out your list into four main categories:

  • Travel outfit
  • Carry-on bag or purse items
  • Checked luggage
  • Liquids bag

Under each category, further break out the list into the specific items you will need to bring. Consider your destination, which will impact what you bring with you and what you leave behind.

Follow Size and Weight Requirements

That luggage scale at airport check-in is brutally honest. And no, they won’t be forgiving if your suitcase is “just a couple pounds over.” Check all carry-on and checked luggage restrictions for the airline you’ll be using, as each one varies a bit, especially overseas. For example, European-based airlines typically have stricter weight and size limits.

You may assume too, that your “standard” carry-on bag will fit seamlessly in the overhead bins, but this is not always true. Every overhead bin is different, so ask beforehand. Some people can place a carry-on duffel and laptop up there no problem, while others have a problem cramming one small bag.

If you own a luggage scale at home, use it. Pack your bag, then weigh the luggage till you get it under the maximum weight. It’s a good idea to leave yourself a few extra pounds for souvenirs you’ll be picking up on vacation. Also, check the weight of your luggage when you buy it. They’re not all as light as you think. Some weigh up to 10 pounds empty!

Practice Packing

If you’re new to all this, practice packing beforehand, including all your liquids. Weight the bag and make adjustments as needed. Remove unnecessary items, replacing essentials with smaller versions. You may choose a small foldable brush or comb instead of your mega styling brush, for instance. And no, you don’t need five pairs of shoes. Pick one or two pairs and be done with it.

Maximize Your Outfits 

Bring clothes that complement each other. This way, you can mix and match as you see fit and not have to bring several complete outfits from top to bottom. Don’t be afraid to repeat outfits. Unless you’re vacationing in the jungle, there will be a washing machine on site.

Pack Your Toiletries 

In most cases, you’ll need a one-quart plastic bag for all your essential liquids, such as moisturizer, face wash, sunscreen and aftershave. If you run out of shampoo or conditioner on vacation, just buy more there or use whatever the hotel provides. Check your airline’s policies on what they approve for plastic bags and liquids.

Layer Your Clothes

The temperature on a plane can go to extremes. It may be 90 degrees outside but as soon as you hit that cabin and the AC turns on, you’ll be freezing. And vice versa. Combat these uncomfortable situations by dressing in layers. This way, you can add and remove articles of clothing as needed. Bonus: by wearing your heaviest clothes on the plane, you can pack more in your carry-on or checked luggage.

When packing for a trip to the airport, remember, less is more. If you don’t use it on the daily, you don’t need to bring it with you. But whether you tend to under pack or over pack, we can always accommodate you here at Valet Connections DTW Parking. We’ll take you and your luggage (no matter how heavy) in our complimentary shuttle and bring you right to your terminal.

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

Valet Connections DTW Parking can pick you up and drop you off no matter how much luggage you have. Call us at (734) 992-4946 to book your valet parking service.

3 Reasons Why Airport Shuttles Are So Convenient

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3 Reasons Why Airport Shuttles Are So Convenient

DTW valet airport parking makes everything more convenient when you’re traveling, putting speedy service ahead of all else. Whether you travel once every couple of years or so, or you’re a globetrotter who travels all the time for business and pleasure, you can’t deny the convenience of the almighty airport shuttle express service!

When you arrive at the airport laden with luggage, you want to know you can find convenient parking with access to a shuttle that you don’t have to wait around for. And when your plane lands at the end of your trip, you want the same assurances that someone will be there to pick you up and deliver you to your car.

An airport shuttle and valet service like Valet Connections DTW Parking not only provides parking and shuttles, but also VIP treatment and add-on services such a car washes and detailing. 

Parking and shuttles services are a lifesaver to the veteran traveler, to be sure, but even more so for those who don’t travel often or are new to their destination. And everyone – veteran or newbie – is exhausted when getting off a flight. Knowing someone’s there to take the hassle out of the process gives you peace of mind.

Here are three reasons why airport shuttles are so convenient.

1.     They Get You There On Time

We’ve all been stressed while struggling to make it to the airport on time. But rarely do we budget enough time to get adequate, close parking. This takes extra time, too, but if you don’t have extra time, you want to know you can hop on a shuttle that will take you right to the terminal. If you park your car yourself and that lot is a 15-minute walk to the terminal, you’re eating up time you just don’t have. When you can park in a nice spot and catch a shuttle without having to wait around, you save that time.

Here at Valet Connections DTW Parking, our shuttles come along every five to 10 minutes!

2.     They’re Comfortable

Because our shuttles are constantly cycling through, you’re not crammed on a bus with a million other people who have been waiting for 20 minutes. This gives you more space to stretch out and relax, while taking a deep breath before the next leg of your journey.

In general, airport shuttle services feature modern luxury options and all the latest technology, such as Wi-Fi, USB ports, seat belts, armrests, footrests, storage bins, and reading lights. This increases your comfort so you know you’re arriving in style.

3.     They’re Easy to Find

Even waiting a few minutes for a shuttle can be frustrating if you’re not sure when it’s going to show up. How can you tell friends and family exactly when you’ll be arriving at the terminal? Will you make your flight? When is that shuttle coming? Where can you pick one up? No worries. With the Valet Connections app, you can easily locate the closest shuttle on a real-time map of shuttle locations and arrival times.

Airport shuttle services are convenient for many reasons, not the least of which is that they simply make your experience go more smoothly. And a smooth experience at the airport is always a win-win!

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

To book Valet Connections DTW Parking, call us at (734) 992-4946. You will soon see why so many of your friends and fellow travelers use our convenient services!

FAQs: Booking a Reservation With Valet Connections DTW Parking

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FAQs: Booking a Reservation With Valet Connections DTW Parking

Here at Valet Connections, we get a lot of questions about our many services, as well as the process of booking a reservation with us. That’s why we’ve compiled these common FAQs here so you can browse them and learn a bit more about us. As always, we welcome you to call us if you have any other questions not answered here about our rates and services.

Q: What do you specialize in?

A: Located near to the Metro Detroit Airport, Valet Connections DTW parking offers simple and convenient, not to mention affordable, airport parking for stays of all kinds (longer and shorter terms). Our award-winning airport parking service allows you to easily and quickly park your car and take a shuttle to Metro Detroit Airport in minutes. The shuttles run all day and night, every five to 10 minutes. Plus, our valet parking service can have your car ready to go when you arrive.

Q: How do I book a reservation?

A: You can book a reservation online at our website. All you have to do is create an account, tell us when you are staying (date and time), and we’ll provide you with a free quote. You can also apply a promo code at the time of booking. Alternatively, you can book your reservation with the Valet Connections app, which also gives you access to your past reservation history, our contact information, and our extra services.

Q: How far in advance should I book my reservation with you?

A: It’s a good idea to book us at the same time as booking your flight to get a guaranteed space at our best rates. If you’re traveling during the holiday season or other peak times, you should always reserve your spot at least a few days ahead of time.

Q: How do I know when the shuttles will be by?

A: Check out our Valet Connections Shuttle Viewer on the app, which shows you a map of all shuttle locations, with an estimated time of arrival so you don’t stress.

Q: What security measures does your company take?

A: Our CCTV security systems guarantee your vehicle will be parked safely and securely with 24×7 surveillance.

Q: Do you offer any extra services?

A: Yes we do! Take a look at what we offer our customers for an extra fee:

  • Full-Service Car Wash
  • Full-Service Truck/SUV/Van Wash
  • Exterior Truck/SUV/Van Wash
  • Oil Change
  • Exterior Detail for SUV/Van
  • Small Truck Exterior Detail
  • Exterior Truck Detail
  • Exterior Large SUV Detail
  • Full Large SUV Detail

Q: What is your Loyalty Parker Club?

A: This is for our most frequent and loyal customers. You can join our Loyalty Parker Club for free and receive special low rates that the general public won’t see. You can accrue points for upcoming reservations and book convenient climate-control pick-ups indoors. Plus, our valets can have your car gassed up, started up, and ready for your pick-up at the time of your choosing.

Don’t see your question here? Call us!

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Got more questions or comments for us? We welcome you to get in touch with Valet Connections DTW Parking at (734) 992-4946 to speak with one of our staff or to book valet parking service.

What Adds Value to Your Airport Experience?

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What Adds Value to Your Airport Experience?

Global airport travel is on its way up again, after nearly stagnating in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To put this in perspective, 4.7 million traveled by plane in 2019, compared with 1.7 in 2020. But we’re quickly bouncing back, with 2.3 million people already having traveled on a plane so far this year.

Now with passenger numbers going higher, the level of stress, inconvenience and hassle will rise as people have to deal more and more with crowded airports, cramped parking options, and delayed flights once again.

So how can you make the airport experience more fun and less hassle? Factors that add value to your airport experience include the ability to:

Pre-Select a Seat at the Front of the Plane

It’s human nature to browse around for that perfect seat at the perfect price, but for the sake of your sanity and in the interest if time, it’s best to pre-select a seat at the front of the airplane. Once the plane lands, you will be one of the first ones off, which saves time and the hassle of standing in that crowded line all the way down the aisle. In addition to allowing you to disembark more quickly, you’re at the front of the line for passport control when on an international flight.

Check In Online or On Your Mobile

The virtual check-in is quite possibly the most transformative and convenient aspect of the airport experience. No need to wait in person at those long lines at the terminal. Just go to the airline’s website on your phone or laptop, add your details, print your boarding pass and you’re all set. What used to take an hour now takes just minutes. And you can save a tree while you’re at it if the airline allows you to show a mobile boarding pass instead of a printout.

Book Off-Peak Flights

If you want a less-crowded airport and a more seamless experience with fewer people involved, book a flight at off-peak times:

  • Red eye flights, early morning, late night
  • Tuesday through Thursday
  • Not during holiday seasons (November, December, etc.)
  • Not during college spring breaks (end of March/April)

Know Your Airport

Knowing the location and layout of the airport you’ll be flying into and out of is helpful. Do your homework before you arrive, going on the airlines’ website to see which gates and terminals you have to use, where they are, the location of shops, restaurants and other facilities, and where to park. This is especially useful for large airports featuring multiple terminals and various departure areas for multiple flights.

Hire Valet Parking

Use an off-site parking and shuttle service to get to the airport, whether you’re taking off for a couple days for work or a week with the fam. For instance, Valet Connections DTW Parking is a full-service parking company that offers affordable parking at the Detroit Metro Airport, with reserved spots, shuttles that come along every few minutes, and valets that can have your car ready for you whenever you need it. There’s no better way to add value to your trip than hiring a valet service to handle the parking situation, which is easily the most stressful aspect of traveling!

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

For that last one, Valet Connections DTW Parking can come in rather handy. Call us at (734) 992-4946 to speak with one of our staff or to book valet parking service.

4 Benefits of Carpooling to the Airport

4 Benefits of Carpooling to the Airport

4 Benefits of Carpooling to the Airport

If you’re going on a trip in the near future with many other people in your party, you may be wondering what the most convenient way to get to the airport and park will be. Whether you’re traveling with a group from work or a few other families for a trip to Disney, you understandably want to stick together and not get separated – especially at the busy Detroit airport.

This is one of the reasons why carpooling to the airport makes sense. Once you’re there, you can conveniently park one, two or more cars depending on how many people are in your party, and proceed to the airport as one group. Check out these five benefits of carpooling to the airport.

Carpooling…

1.  Saves You Money

Reduce the cost of gas and parking, while reducing your fuel use as well, which is good for the environment.  The more people you can fit in one car, the better. This socially economical way of commuting to the airport will help lower the overall costs we pay towards road maintenance, construction of new roads, and air pollution-related health costs.

2. Saves the Environment

With fewer cars clogging the roadways, the amount of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions is reduced, leading to better outdoor air quality. Less traffic = less stress when driving, which improves everyone’s mental well-being and health.

3. Improves Your Health

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, motor vehicles are a top source of air pollutants that impact human health. That’s because vehicle emissions form ground level ozone, also known as smog, which triggers health problems such as reduced lung capacity, aggravated asthma, and increased chance of respiratory illnesses, including bronchitis and pneumonia.

Carpooling is also good for your mental health, too, as studies show that sharing rides reduces stress as compared with traveling alone.

4.  Is Convenient

If you’re traveling with a few other families or co-workers who are all going to the same destination, you’re adding convenience to the trip with less stress and more companionship. You can use this time together to further plan out your itinerary and come up with a plan once at the airport. Waiting till you all gather there in separate cars can waste time, contribute to stress and perhaps cause you to miss your flight.

In addition, by carpooling for a trip to the airport, you can leave when it’s most convenient for your group, and all arrive at the same time so you can stick to a schedule.

If you’re concerned about finding parking, consider hiring a professional for your airport parking needs, whether you want valet service or on-site shuttle service to the Metro Detroit Airport.

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

Of course, whether you arrive in one car or a few, we can accommodate your airport parking needs here at Valet Connections DTW Parking. Our pickups and drop-offs are fast, convenient and professional, with shuttles running 24/7. Contact us at (734) 992-4946 today to learn more.

Extra Services You Can Get From Your Valet

Extra Services You Can Get From Your Valet

Extra Services You Can Get From Your Valet

Sometimes when traveling to the Detroit airport, you need more than just simple valet service or shuttle service. Especially if you’re a busy professional who travels a lot, you just don’t have time to take care of the things that you need to for your vehicle, such as oil changes and washes. That’s where extra services from your valet service come in. They’re handy, convenient, and huge time savers!

Take a look at the add-one services we offer here at Valet Connections DTW Parking, at a low rate that’s more affordable than you think.

Full-Service Car Wash – This wash service include wash, hand dry, glass, dash, door jams, dress tires, and rims. We even add car scent to freshen the interior!

Full-Service Truck/SUV/Van Wash – This full-service wash for larger vehicles includes exterior wash, vacuum interior, and wipe down for windows, tires, mirrors, and wheels.

Exterior Truck/SUV/Van Wash – This service includes exterior wash, dry and wipe windows.

Oil Change – We can add up to six quarts of 5W/30 fresh oil and put in a new oil filter. We will also:

  • Check and top off fluids
  • Inspect engine belts
  • Check and set tire pressure
  • Vacuum the interior
  • Clean windshield
  • Inspect running lights

Exterior Detail for SUV/Van – This service includes hand wash and polish, clean and dress tires, car bra treatment, tar and bug removal, vacuum trunk, and clean exterior mirrors and windows.

Small Truck Exterior Detail – This includes hand wash and polish, vacuum trunk, clean and dress tires, tar and bug removal, and clean exterior mirrors and windows.

Exterior Truck Detail – With this, you get hand wash and polish, clean and dress tires, tar and bug removal, car bra treatment, vacuum trunk, and clean exterior window and mirrors.

Exterior Large SUV Detail – This service includes hand wash and polish, car bra treatment, clean and dress tires, tar and bug removal, vacuum trunk, and clean exterior mirrors and windows.

Full Large SUV Detail – This service is geared toward the largest SUVs on the market, such as Suburbans, and includes hand wash and polish, tar and bug removal, car bra treatment, vacuum trunk, clean and dress tires, and clean exterior mirrors and windows.

As you can see, your trusted valet offers so much more than parking! Be sure to check our website for pricing. We would be happy to explain any of these services in further detail.

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

Book your oil change, car wash or detail with us today. Just give us a call at (734) 992-4946 anytime so we can coordinate service with your next trip to the airport. Check out our app to learn even more.

How to Ensure Your Car’s Safety in Airport Parking

How to Ensure Your Car’s Safety in Airport Parking

How to Ensure Your Car’s Safety in Airport Parking

Do you travel frequently for business or pleasure? You likely rely on short- or long-term airport parking a lot. Airport-parking services are certainly affordable and convenient, but how can you ensure the safety of your vehicle while there? Anything from weather damage to theft to missing car parts are all concerns of travelers who use airport parking.

Here are some tips to protect your car’s safety in airport parking lots.

Choose Your Lot Wisely

Reputable airport parking services can ensure your car’s safety – but you have to choose your lot wisely. It’s best to go with covered parking whenever you can, which guards your car from weather and usually puts you in a spot closer to the terminal. Open-air parking spots allow exposure to all sorts of weather events, from rain to sleet.

Make sure the lot you choose is well-lit, visible, and features 24-hour surveillance.

Don’t Leave Valuables in Your Car

Before you even leave for the airport, clear out your car of junk and valuables and give it a cursory cleaning. If your car will be in long-term parking, many airports don’t have as strict security for those areas as the short-term lots and garages do. A car with visible valuables looks much more attractive to a burglar, so don’t tempt them – just leave expensive items at home or take them with you.

Properly Inflate Your Tires

Before leaving your car for a while at an airport parking lot, make sure the tires are properly inflated. If you think you have a slow leak, get it fixed before heading to the airport. You don’t want to come home to a car with flat tires after a long flight!

Lock the Doors

Sounds like a no-brainer but many people fail to take this simple precaution. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the airport so you’re not too frazzled to forget to lock the doors. Hey, it happens! You have a lot on your mind.

Leave an Ice Scraper in Your Trunk

Michigan weather is harsh and unpredictable. You may have left your vehicle at the airport on a nice day, but you may come back to a snow-covered car a week later. Be prepared and keep an ice scraper in your car while you’re gone. You will be glad you did. You may also want to leave a small shovel in your car during winter. Airport plows can leave you blocked in with a wall of snow, so be mindful of this before leaving.

Make Sure There Are Cameras

Whether you decide on covered parking or open-air parking, be on the lookout for the presence of security cameras. With 24-hour surveillance, you are assured of the most basic form of security that will give you peace of mind as you travel. In the unlikely event of theft or burglary, those cameras could provide critical evidence.

You may also want to take matters into your own hands and upgrade your vehicle’s safety. Install an alarm and synchronize it with a smartphone app.

Take Advantage of Airport Parking Services

Here at Valet Connections DTW parking, you get affordable, easy and convenient airport parking whether you’re taking a long-term or short-term flight. We have helpful staff, fully insured drivers, and CCTV security with 24/7 surveillance. Our DTW off site parking and additional car services also give you access to car washes, car details, oil changes and more.

Heeding the above tips will ensure your car’s safety in airport parking so you can have a stress-free vacation.

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

Here at Valet Connections DTW Parking, we offer pickups and drop-offs that are fast, convenient and professional, plus our shuttles run 24/7 for your convenience. To learn more, contact us at (734) 992-4946 today.

Top Qualities of a Good Valet Driver

Top Qualities of a Good Valet Driver

Top Qualities of a Good Valet Driver

Many people have their licenses, know how to drive, and can park a car. But not everybody is well suited to being a valet. It takes a special kind of person to not only have skills behind the wheel but also to exude an air of professionalism and courtesy. Indeed, it takes a specific skill set to become a driver, and a certain ability to tolerate the stress that comes with the job every day.

Let’s take a look at what makes a good valet driver, and what you should be on the lookout for when hiring one.

Great Customer Service

Those in the service industry know just how important it is to be able to work with people. You have to put aside your own frustrations, stressors and personal life and put on a stoic face. That is even more so in the valet parking industry, which is a fast-paced, frenetic one at that. Great customer services means you get friendly, personalized attention in every interaction. Your needs are met in a timely fashion and the valet will do whatever it takes to make sure you’re satisfied with their services.

Maintain a Cool Head 

Valet drivers are constantly bombarded by stressful scenarios. The line is getting long, a customer has an issue, or someone called out sick and now everyone’s working overtime. These situations all cause anxiety, but those who can become fueled by those anxieties instead of crippled will come out on top every time. Anxious valets can spell disaster, as jangled nerves can lead to mistakes.

The saying “cooler heads prevail” is no truer than in the valet industry.

Versatility on the Go

Every customer is different, every car is different, every situation is different. Valets have to roll with the punches and make last-minute adjustments to routes, times and accommodations. Switching things up on the fly as needed is a critical skill in the valet business. They have to know how to quickly and calmly familiarize themselves with all kinds of vehicles, too, from diesel trucks to stick shifts to automatics.

Skill Behind the Wheel

It goes without saying that valet drivers have to be good at, well, driving! They should be licensed and insured, and be properly vetted for previous violations, but the other side of that is full professionalism. They should be prompt, open and close your doors, and greet you upon arrival. All these things add up to a courteous, professional valet.

Dedication

We’ve all seen customer service reps going through the motions when at work, but apathy really has no place in this industry. An exceptional valet driver knows how important their role is because they are in a unique position to make or break a person’s day with one word, smile or gesture. Someone who is passionate and dedicated to their job is always someone you want to be around!

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

Here at Valet Connections DTW Parking, we only hire the friendliest and most skilled valet drivers who can problem solve on the fly and address your unique concerns quickly. To learn more, contact us at (734) 992-4946 today.