Are you getting out of town this summer via plane and trying to figure out what to do with your car while you’re away? Airport parking can be confusing and a little intimidating, so Toyota of Orlando is here to break it down for you and also give you a few tips to make your experience as stress-free as possible. Let’s get started!
What airport parking options are open to you?
First, let’s talk options. Here are the main types of airport parking that you can take advantage of:
- Valet parking: This is definitely the easiest type of airport parking – you simply drop your car and your keys, and the valet staff will park it for you and then retrieve it when you return. However, it’s also the most costly. Valet parking at Orlando International Airport is $25/day, so you’re definitely paying for that convenience factor.
- Onsite terminal parking: Want the convenience of parking close to the terminal but don’t want to shell out for valet parking? Consider terminal parking – there are three different terminal lots you can choose from and all offer you a spot for $17/day.
- Satellite parking: Trying to find a cheaper parking option? You can always park in the airport satellite lots – Park Place North and Park Place South. You’ll park your car, pay, and then hop on a shuttle bus to get to the terminals. It’s not quite as convenient as terminal or valet, but it’s just $10/day.
- Offsite parking: If you really want to save a few bucks, consider parking off airport property. It’s the least convenient option – you have to take a shuttle off property and wait for it to pick you up when you get back. However, it’s the cheapest. Rates from from $4-9/day.
Use Orlando Toyota tips to save time and money when you park
Now let’s talk tips – specifically, Orlando Toyota tips to help you have a stress-free and safe airport parking experience.
Tip #1: Book online ahead of time. This will often get you a discount on the rate for both onsite and offsite spaces and also save you the hassle of trying to figure out where to park the day of your trip.
Tip #2: Remove all valuables from your car ahead of time – remember, you don’t want to lug any more stuff than you have to on your trip, and some things you CAN’T take with you. Take everything out and leave it at home on the slight chance that your car could be broken into while you’re gone.
Tip #3: Take a few pictures of your car – this will help prove its condition if it incurs damages while it’s parked, and it’s also great for insurance purposes if it ever were to get stolen.
Tip #4: Also take a picture of where your car is parked; specifically, the row and the lot. This will help you find your car fast when you return!
Toyota of Orlando has a great selection of new Toyota and used cars, as well as tips on how to park them anywhere. Visit us today at 3575 Vineland Road!