How to Handle Special Car Valets

If you are to go to a high-class restaurant, a hotel, or a very special event, there is a chance that you might meet a car valet or a parking attendant. The job of a car valet is very simple park your car so that you will not have to do it. When you go to some place and valet service is offered, how should you act?

Car Valet
Give nothing but your car keys to a car valet and always act nice, courteous, and respectful.




Here are some tips for you on dealing with car valet service:

  • Be nice to car valets – Car valets have been trained to act nice, courteous, and respectful to their clients. It is important for you to give back the good attitude that car valets are expected to show. After all, you will not see how these car valets will handle your car once you give them the keys. You do not want them to have a reason to scratch your car, would you?
  • Give them an extra tip – Giving a tip to a car valet is not a bad idea. If you have brought a very expensive car, you might be very nervous to hand it to a car valet. Some people, in order to make sure that the car valets handle their car properly, give them tips. But some car valets will not take your tip since most companies do not allow their car valets to accept tips.
  • Hand nothing but the car key – It is very important for you to hand nothing to your valet but your car key. Take time to remove you car key from your keychain if it is attached to one. You would not want the car valet to have access to your other keys like house keys, car trunk keys, or office keys.
  • Tell what the car valet needs to know – If there are some concerns that the car valet needs to know, it is important for him to get informed. For example, if your brakes are faulty, then the car valet must be informed about that. If you do not want the car valet going any faster than 20km/h, then you tell him that.
  • Never leave any valuables – You should never bring valuables along when going to a hotel, restaurant, or event if you will only end up leaving in your car. There are instances where people leave valuables in their car and these valuables ultimately get lost. Carry your valuables with you to make sure that they will not get lost.

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valet image by Wikipedia

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