If someone asked you what your biggest expenses are, you’d probably list housing, insurance, and food for starters. However, the money you spend on parking probably wouldn’t come to mind immediately. In truth, we spend lots and lots of money on parking. Many of us spend hundreds of dollars a year on parking, and some spend even more than that. This is especially true for people who live in big cities. What if there was a way to spend considerably less money on parking? What if you could save several hundred dollars a year on parking, just by using a different method? What would you spend all of that extra money on? Here are a couple of ways you can save money on parking by using spots that have already been paid for.
Rent a spot when you’re out-of-town
If you drive when you travel, then you’re familiar with one of the biggest hassles of traveling with a car: You always have to figure out where to put it. Unfortunately, because larger cities are so crowded, the fees for parking are often very high. This is only made more frustrating by the fact that on your way to that $20 parking spot, you pass dozens of spots that are empty, but you can’t use them because they’re already reserved by someone for an extended period of time. As it turns out, the people who have already paid for that spot are frustrated as well because they paid the full price for their spot, but only use it part of the time. What if there was a way for you to borrow their spot, just while they weren’t using it? Of course, it’d only be fair to throw them a few dollars in exchange for the spot. Well, that’s exactly what the ParqEx app does. With the app, instead of heading to that $20 parking spot down the road, you can stop, book a spot, and pull right in for $10. Everybody wins.
Share a spot where you live
You can still save lots of money on parking even if you’re not traveling. If you have a car, you have to put it somewhere. You can rent a spot for long-term for hundreds of dollars, but that’s definitely not ideal. You can remedy the problem by listing your spot on ParqEx, but maybe you find that you’re away more than you’re home, and it just doesn’t make sense to pay for a long-term spot. You can still use the ParqEx app the same way. Whenever you’re on your way home, book a spot close to where you live. Or better yet, book it even further ahead of time. There’s nothing stopping you from booking the same spot every time as long as it’s available, and a few dollars a few times a week will definitely be less expensive than hundreds of dollars for a season or year.
Another great aspect of ParqEx is that you don’t just get assigned a spot. The app lets you shop around and pick out whichever spot works the best for you. Maybe you have three loads of groceries or you’re late and need a spot close to where you’re going. Maybe you don’t mind walking, but you really want to save a few extra dollars. In any case, ParqEx will help you find your perfect spot, and book it for huge savings.
Want to try out ParqEx, or just interested in learning more? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to answer all of your questions and get you on your way to saving money on parking.