If you’re driving in Chicago, you’ll have to find a place to park your vehicle. While many residential arrangements come with some kind of parking, running errands or going out on the town can be a different story. Some know-how can go a long way!
Pay Attention to Meters
Metered parking is common in any big city. To avoid tickets and any other trouble, make sure you pay close attention to rates, time limits, and so on. Make sure you know what you’re paying for!
Most meters have been modernized, and you can use a credit or debit card to pay, then put the receipt on your windshield. Still, it’s not a bad idea to keep some change in your car in case you encounter an older meter.
Know The Laws
Most people learn these things intuitively if they grow up in Chicago, but it never hurts to brush up on local parking laws to make sure you don’t get towed or ticketed. There are rules governing how close large vehicles can park to crosswalks, street parking restrictions in the winter, marked no parking zones, and restrictions during street cleaning days.
With smartphones and apps at your disposal, finding affordable parking has never been easier. Apps like ParkWhiz, ParqEx, and a variety of others can help you find spots, see rates, and discover convenient, safe places to park your car. Try out a few different apps to find the one you like best.
Be smart about where you park to avoid damage, towing, and tickets. To make sure you can keep your car performing in top shape, and maneuvering into those tight parking spots, bring your vehicle to Milito’s Auto Repair!