New York City Monthly Parking: Shopping Around for Best Value
Most of the time when people look for a monthly parking space, they only look for the bottom line (meaning they only look at the price). Of course, this is important because you have to be able to afford the spot, but it shouldn't be the only factor to consider. Below we will be going over things you should be factoring in before signing a monthly parking agreement with anyone. If you shop around, you'll be able to find a perfect spot at a great price.
You have choices: First and foremost, you have choices when it comes to places to parking. There are many lots and garages that are located throughout the city. You can use the web to get a full list of places in the general vicinity of your home or office. You could also walk around your neighborhood looking for different garages and lots, but that is impractical when you can get the same information with a click of a finger. You can also organize the information easily as well. This is the first step.
Look for special deals: Some lots and garages will offer deals for monthly renters. Different places have different deals. Some will offer people first time signing deals, meaning that they will get their first month very cheap and the rate will jump up to a normal monthly rate after. Some places, when signing long-term parking agreements, will give you an extra month free. You might find a place that will say, sign for six months and get your seventh free. It is a great way to save a few bucks.
Clean/Friendly/Professional: Deals and low rates are great, but what about liking the place you leave your car? Wouldn't you like to park at a place where the attendants are friendly and professional? You'll find lots and garages where the workers don't care, and this can make for a bad experience. First, if you are parking on a daily basis, it is nice to be on a first name basis with the people you are dealing with. Secondly, and more importantly, you want people who are going to respect your vehicle like it was their own. This means parking other cars with care and making sure nothing bad happens to cars that are in the lot or garage. You might have to pay a few extra bucks for a garage or lot that can offer these services, but really it is worth it.