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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.