Get smart about valet parking...
If you want your car to receive a higher level of care from valets,
here's what you do...
Valet Parking Should Be Done Like This.
If you are not valet parking your car with forms like these,
you automatically expose yourself to unrecoverable loss.
Valet parking offers luxury and convenience.
And its popularity is growing.
But things don’t always go smoothly with valet parking.
Most valet companies will do all they can to weasel out
of paying for a damage claim.
They won’t step forward and admit liability. It’s up to YOU
to notice damage and initiate the claims discussion. Even then,
they may refuse to take the blame.
What can you do?
The answer — You take two simple steps:
- Get your own valet form and document everything at the beginning.
- Verify that your car was handled flawlessly when you get it back.
The use of a valet form makes you a completely different type
of valet customer — one that demands respect, diligence,
and professionalism from valets.
They will know YOUR CAR requires:
the UTMOST in care,
the best, safest parking space,
and absolutely no monkey business of any kind.
Because a valet form arms you with the documented proof you
need to hold them accountable for sloppy valet work (which happens).
This is how you influence the best care of your automobile while
positioning yourself to be compensated for damage & missing items.
It makes sense.
It says “I mean business! Do not damage my car. Do not take
ANYTHING out of my car. It's in your company's best interests to assign
only your best drivers to drive my car.”
I'm an experienced valet worker, and I can tell you — people need to be
smarter about how they engage valet services.
I recommend the "Valet Forms" approach.
The two most important things you need to know about valet parking are:
- You must immediately notice any problems and notify the valet manager
of the problem BEFORE pulling away.
- If something goes wrong, like vehicle damage, you must PROVE to them,
WITHOUT QUESTION that they are liable.
How do you PROVE they messed up?
By taking reasonable, smart precautions.