If you know you are going to use a valet parking service, then empty your car before you go there. Take everything of value out. Read More
You invite the disappearance of your things when you leave them in the car while valet parking. It is simply a big mistake to trust that the valets won't steal from you, or won't fail to secure your car.
A lot of valet workers consider themselves to be unfairly paid. This is how some of them justify stealing from their customers' cars. They feel they DESERVE IT.
Others steal because they simply believe they can get away with it. And it is a way to make extra cash.
Even if they are trustworthy, it's always possible they will forget to roll-up a window or ensure that all doors are locked. And then a passerby finds that an opportunity to plunder exists. Read More
The video in this article catches a lying, stealing valet in the act, and then the confrontation with a news reporter that follows...
When people valet park, sometimes things disappear. If you are unlucky, it will happen to you too.
Here are a few people who got burned when they automatically assumed they were dealing with honest, professional valet workers. Read More
It's smart to get educated on this topic, because...
...damage happens. Keys get lost. Things go missing from inside the car.
I know because I have seen all of this firsthand. I worked as a valet for nearly 2 years.
Valet parking services can be wonderfully convenient. They can add an element of safety to a night out on the town. And usually everything goes perfectly, as you would expect.
But bad things do happen. I'd like to help you out with information that can substantially reduce your chances of being the victim of sloppy valet work. Read More