At some point, parking is an issue for most drivers. It could be difficulty in finding a space, problems getting into it or forgetting where you put your car. These are just a few of the issues that car owners face when parking. Fortunately, there are simple ways to get past most of these niggling problems.
Making sure you can park outside your home
If you have a driveway, you may be allowed to put up a no parking sign like the ones you can order from this website. This reduces the chances of someone take place in front of the entrance to your drive.
Finding a parking space
In some towns and cities finding a free space is tricky. City councils are increasingly aware of this issue and choosing to make things easier by providing parking apps. The best of them show you in live time where there are free spaces available.
They are not perfect. There is always a chance that an on-street parking space will have been taken by another user by the time you get to it. But, the ones that show you which parking lots and garages have spaces available work really well. You can find lists of the latest ones online or by searching for spot finder with the name of the city or area. The only drawback is that if you travel to numerous cities you will end up with a lot of apps on your phone.
Getting into a tight parking spot
Most modern cars have parking sensors built in. They really do make it much easier to get into a tight space. It is relatively easy to retrofit this sensors or cameras to an older car. Prices have dropped drastically.
If you are buying a new car, consider choosing one that will do the parking for you. This is a particularly good option for drivers who have mobility issues. Not being able to easily look over your shoulder can make reversing into some spaces almost impossible. Driving a car with a self-parking system will solve this potential issue.
Remembering where you parked
Every day, tens of thousands of people forget where they parked their car. In a recent survey a third of drivers admitted to losing their vehicle at least once a month. If this has ever happened to you consider downloading a find my car Smartphone app.
There are two main options. The one everyone can use is an app that enables you to pause when you get out of your car and mark where you have parked on a map. Alternatively, if you have the right Bluetooth technology installed in your car you can use an app that speaks to that device and shares its location.
Paying for your parking
In many cities rummaging around in your pocket for the right change for a parking meter is a thing of the past. With the right Smartphone it is possible to use it to pay for your parking remotely.