If a Valet attendant who is to park your car is offended, there is a 60/40 chance that they are going to retaliate. As you are handing over the custody of 1 of your most valuable possession, you might not want to risk it. Following are a few suggestions for those who intend to dodge this bullet and for those who have already suffered the deed and would like to avoid it in future:
- A smile of confidence and a good attitude can go a long way.
- A pleasant small talk may urge a Valet to take special care of your property.
- For better or for worse, your car gets the same treatment as you give.
- Do not leave any valuables in the car, if you want them back.
- Do not use your car as a trash can, keep it clean.
- You don’t have to tip in case of pre-arranged parking, but if you do the valet will take extra care of your car.
- If you said “Thank you” after receiving the service, the odds of your vehicle’s safe return increase by 100%.
A Simple Tip to Handle Car Damages:
If your car is returned to you with any damage, lay your claim then and there. Also get a copy of incident report as a proof and the contact info of the insurance company.
Don’t accept, under any circumstances, if the manager tries to assert that “Release of liability” language on the ticket absolves them of the claim, it won’t stand up in court…
Valet Parking does seem like a plausible solution but it’s not without some hinges. Hopefully, exercising the above mentioned suggestions can help you to get a better service then you expected.