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Where to park your electric car before a long trip

If you’re heading off on a long trip, whether it’s for work or pleasure, there are lots of preparations and arrangements you need to make in advance which require both time and organisation before you depart. One of the things you will need to consider is where to park your electric car or vehicle while you are away.

In this article, we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to help you out when it comes to parking solutions. We can also help you save money with this Looking4Parking discount code 40% off, so make sure you check out this deal before you make your final decision on parking.

Airport Parking

If you’re travelling by plane, which is likely to be the case if you’re going on a long trip, airport parking is an excellent solution. Different airports have different types of parking facilities, including charging outlets for electric vehicles, and you can choose the right one for your needs. The most common types of parking that you can usually find at most airports are:

  • Meet & Greet

The main benefits of a Meet & Greet service are that it saves you time and is very practical and convenient. If you choose this option, you can drive straight up to the terminal entrance, hand your keys to the driver, pick up your luggage, and go! It’s wise to book up in advance to secure your reservation for the date and time of your flight and you can also organise to collect your vehicle upon your return.

  • Park & Ride

If you’re not in such a hurry, Park & Ride is another great choice for airport parking and is usually more affordable than Meet & Greet. In this situation, you will usually leave your vehicle in a secure car park and take a short shuttle ride to the terminal. Transfer times for Park & Ride services vary from airport to airport and may also depend on which terminal you need to get to. Check this information in advance to avoid any last-minute delays.

  • Onsite Parking

The third most common airport parking option is known as “onsite parking” and can include both long and short-stay parking. Many airports offer short-stay parking at locations that are within walking distance of the airport entrance, while long-stay car parks are usually located further away from the terminal. In this case, a shuttle transfer service is available to get you safely to the terminal for your departure.

Port Parking

If you’re travelling by sea rather than flying, it is also possible to find port parking solutions for your vehicle. Popular UK ports such as Dover and Southampton have a range of parking options available and these are usually quite similar to the airport parking choices outlined above. This means that you can easily select the best parking option for you and enjoy a pleasant and hassle-free departure from your port. For general information about UK ports, you can visit The British Ports Association website.

Leave your car at home

Depending on your living situation, it may be possible to leave your vehicle at home while you are away on your trip. This should be done only when you have a safe and secure location to park your car for a long period of time. If you’re lucky enough to have a garage, this is the ideal solution. Leaving your car outside is not such a good idea, as it is more likely to be damaged by bad and weather and is generally at risk. Although it may save you money to leave your car at home, it’s usually worth investing in a secure parking spot at your departure destination and finding your vehicle ready to take you home when you return