A lot can go wrong when using valet parking services. Here is a collection of recent valet parking tweets that give a broad view of some of the issues in the valet parking business, (including some of the good things).Read More
A woman visiting Atlanta entrusted the care of her 2012 Chrysler 300 to a valet service. They gave her car away to a thief.
Probably this news story wouldn't have happened if the hotel hadn't charged their distressed guest $2 for a packet of M&M's. It so angered her, in combination with her car being stolen with the assistance of the valet staff, that she got a local television news station involved.
How could a valet parking service screw-up so badly? And why did the hotel put an invoice for the M&M's under her door? Why not just give her all the M&M's she wanted? They gave her car to a thief, after all!
Here is more on the story...Read More
Valet invites disaster when he plays with a Ferrari on an upper deck of a parking garage. Somebody posted this video nearly 2 years ago, and surprisingly it has been mostly undiscovered with less than 170 views as of this writing.
This is just some of what can happen when you hand your Ferrari key over to a valet...Read More
Some valet workers seem to think that once they have your car, they can do whatever they want with it.
The videos in this post show acts of vandalism, abuse, and inappropriate behavior.
All I'm wondering is... "Where is the manager?"Read More
In this post you will see video of a valet busting-up a car door while working his second day on the job.
It's unusual this was caught on video, but not at all unusual that damage happened.
The next time you hand car keys to a valet worker, you really could be dealing with an absolute beginner who was JUST hired.
It's amazing that people assume valets have competency in driving manual transmission cars. The reality is many don't know how to drive these vehicles, and some of them actually learn how to drive them by practicing with their customer's cars.Read More
Young valet workers have brains that are still developing. Their reflexes are great. They may look physically mature. But their brains still make them gravitate towards making decisions that satisfy their natural propensity for adventure, risk, thrills and pleasure.Read More
Most valet companies do a poor job of training their new hires. If you aspire to become a valet worker and want to have a good experience with it, then it's a smart move to prepare yourself with some knowledge. Here are the top six avoidable mistakes for new valet workers:
- Not taking care of your feet. It's extremely important to have proper fitting running shoes. (Risk of developing plantar fasciitis.) This is number one. Spend the...
If you're a valet and you want to lose your job, all you have to do is take your customers' cars down to a quiet level of the underground parking garage and go full throttle a few times while recording it all with your GoPro. Then you upload it to YouTube with scandalous titles, like "Valets Doing Burnouts in Corvette Stingray?" Wait a few weeks or months to catch the ire of some auto enthusiasts, and PRESTO! It happens.
That's what one valet driver did in the Washington DC area...Read More