Don't Have A Garage? What To Do With Your Car When You're On Vacation

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Parking on the street can be a problem. If you live in a big city, then you know how difficult it can be to find a spot. Couple this with the problem of alternate side parking and meters — it's frustrating to find a place to keep your car.

If you plan on going on vacation, then you face a major problem. You can't leave your car on the street. Besides getting parking tickets, your car might get towed. So, what can you do? Here are a few suggestions.

Taking A Plane? Leave It At The Airport

If you're taking a plane, then park your car at the airport. It will be expensive, but it is cheaper than paying parking tickets and tow fees. The parking lots are guarded so you won't have to worry about vandals.

Park The Car With A Friend

If you have a friend who has a garage, then you might consider asking them if you can leave your car with them. You could offer to compensate them.

Ask A Friend To Move Your Car

This solution is really only good if you are on a very short vacation. If your car needs to be moved several times a week, then you will be putting a large burden on your friend. If you're a fan of Seinfeld, then you might remember the predicament George got into when he took over moving cars for a friend of his. You don't want to put your friend in an awkward spot and ask them to do something that will inconvenience them.

Find A Long-Term Parking Lot

Probably the best solution is to find a place that handles car storage. You want a parking center that deals with long-term parking, not just daily parking. It's also good to choose an indoor lot that has security. Unattended lots, or big lots with only one person on duty, are not places you should park your car.

One reason to avoid lots that cater to daily drivers is that they will end up shuffling your car around. This increases the likelihood of accidents. Putting your car in is different. Some people have classic cars that they rarely drive and keep in permanent storage. Other people have homes in multiple states and leave their cars in long-term storage. If you're going on an extended vacation, a self storage unit, such as Epic Group Inc,  might be just the place to keep your car for medium- to long-term parking.