Could OnStar and other remote vehicle monitoring services capture bad behavior by valets? You bet they could. A dashcam is not the only way to see if valet workers are taking excessive liberties with your car.
Unfortunately though, there is a chance that automotive "telematics," in combination with bad valets, could affect your auto insurance premiums, if not now, then in the not-too-distant future. Read More
In Kansas City, a man visiting a casino to watch a professional fight got taken by surprise with incompetent valet work. According to this news report, his customized Audi was given away to a car thief.
"Why does this keep happening?" you might ask... Read More
Valet parking nightmares do happen in real life. Anyone using these services can be a victim. But there are things you can do to minimize your chances of being taken by surprise with a valet parking fiasco. Read More
This is an interesting case study about what happens after using a valet parking service while trusting them to do their job to perfection.
"Trust" is not a good strategy when using valet parking services... Read More
Stealing a car by posing as a valet worker is an unusual crime. But it does happen. The burden is on you to be sure you are handing your car over to a real valet worker. Here are some tips to make sure you are not giving your car to a criminal. Read More
The power of the tip is best harnessed when the bulk of your tip money is deployed upfront, when you arrive at a valet parking location. Read More
There are important things to consider when selecting valet parking for your wedding event. This article goes over what can go wrong, along with ideas on how to lessen the chances of problems. Read More
Think you know how valet parking works? Take this quick 10 question test to see if you are "valet smart." Read More
Though it seems valet parking your rental car should be okay, it's actually not. You will be on the hook for anything that goes wrong. Any theft. Any damage. It's on you. And any purchase of the rental car company's optional damage waiver won't help you at all.