Imagine this: you’re out to dinner with good friends, eating at your favorite restaurant downtown, and had an overall great night out. You’re smiling ear to ear while walking back to your car, re-charged from the week by conversations with friends. But your car has a little white slip stuck under your front windshield wiper – a parking ticket! Or worse, your car is nowhere to be found at all. It’s been towed, and now you have to find where your car has been taken and pay to get it back tonight. To call a friend or a rideshare to either take you home or to take you to get your car now? Ugh, such a good night has been ruined.
Parking tickets and towing can be frustrating and costly, but with the right tools, you can avoid moments like these. ParkMobile, the leading parking payment app, offers a range of features which can help you avoid parking tickets or towing and enjoy your night out. With the right tools and consideration, you can be confident your car will be waiting for you, and without a ticket on the windshield.
Digital Payment Options:
Gone are the days of scrambling for change to feed the parking meter. ParkMobile allows you to pay for parking digitally through the app. This feature eliminates the need for physical coins and ensures smooth transactions, minimizing the risk of getting a ticket or being towed due to payment issues.
Notifications and Reminders:
ParkMobile’s app comes equipped with customizable notifications and reminders. You can set up alerts for when your parking session is about to expire, and can also extend the session if you aren’t ready to head back to your car. These timely reminders prevent accidental overstays and potential towing, just be sure to allow notifications from us.
Real-Time Parking Availability:
ParkMobile’s Pro subscription provides real-time information on available parking spots in your vicinity. By using this feature, you can quickly locate nearby parking spaces, reducing the time spent searching for a spot and the likelihood of parking illegally.
GPS Tracking and Map Integration:
With ParkMobile’s GPS tracking and map integration, you can pinpoint your parked vehicle’s location. This feature proves invaluable in unfamiliar areas, preventing you from wandering around searching for your car and possibly overstaying your parking session.
Staying Informed on Parking Regulations:
One of the most powerful features of ParkMobile is its ability to keep you updated on parking regulations. The app offers location-provided details on time limits, parking zone designations, and any changes in local parking rules. Additionally, parking services who partner with ParkMobile enable the app to send users specific messages and information about the entered zone. For example, if the parking location requires vehicles to back into the space so license plates are out and visible, clients often enable the ParkMobile app to send the user an in-app message to remind them of these rules. Be sure to follow the regulations, as staying informed helps you park responsibly and avoid unnecessary towing and fines.
User Support and Troubleshooting:
If you encounter any issues while using the app, ParkMobile offers reliable customer support. Their responsive team is available 24/7 and can help you resolve problems quickly, ensuring smooth parking experiences.
Contributing to a Sustainable Environment:
Using ParkMobile’s app reduces the need for paper tickets, benefiting the environment by saving trees and reducing waste. Additionally, when using ParkMobile reservations or our real-time availability feature, you will spend less time idling in the car or circling the block for a space to park, emitting less gas. By choosing this eco-friendly option, you contribute to a greener future.
A few tips to avoid human errors leading to costly towing and tickets:
ParkMobile allows up to five vehicles per user’s account. Make sure you know the license plate of the car you are driving, and have it entered correctly inside the app. Be sure to check any ‘1’s for ‘I’s and ‘0’s for ‘O’s, as some enforcement officers may not be so lenient. When completing a transaction, be sure to select the proper license plate number before breezing through the process.
Don’t forget to read signage carefully. Having a solid grasp of where you can and can’t park is critical to avoiding tickets. Sometimes, municipalities will change the parking rules or signs based off of specific city-wide events. Here are a few additional tips, in case the ParkMobile app doesn’t cover these scenarios:
- Keep an eye out for Anti-Gridlock Zone Signs, which prevent parking during peak hours, and No Stopping or No Standing Zone Signs — even if you’re sitting in your car, you can get a ticket if you’re idling in these zones.
- Select cities won’t allow parking during street-cleaning days. Be on the lookout for signs denoting these events.
- If there are several parking signs in the same area where you’re trying to park and you’re not sure which applies to you, you should always obey the strictest sign.
- You’ll also want to avoid parking in any part of a crosswalk or bike lane, and anywhere within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
- Avoid parking on a yellow curb, or any possible part of a driveway.
- Be sure to back-in to spaces where noted, or make sure your license plate is visible to enforcement officers.
ParkMobile’s innovative app features offer a comprehensive solution for avoiding parking tickets and enjoying seamless parking experiences. From real-time parking availability and digital payments to notifications and extensions, the app empowers you to park confidently and responsibly. By staying informed on local parking regulations and utilizing the app’s support features, you can park with ease and even contribute to a more sustainable environment. Download ParkMobile today and say goodbye to parking ticket woes!