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Airport Parking

Heading to the airport? You're in good company. According to the FAA, over 2.9 million passengers fly daily. Whether it's a short weekend getaway, a family vacation or a business trip, one of the most stressful aspects of flying is thinking about the parking situation. We've put together a few tips that can help you keep yourself and your car safer, plus avoid any additional stress while you fly.

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Lock Up

Be sure to lock your vehicle. However, make sure you leave a spare key with someone local just in case something unexpected occurs, such as losing your key during your trip, your vehicle having to be moved or something being needed from the car while you're out of town.

Think Safety

If you arrive during the day, you may not think about what the lot would be like after dark — but you should. Park near a light and preferably somewhere close to security cameras or a busy aisle. This will not only help you feel more at ease when you arrive, but it will give your vehicle added protection.

Remember Where You Park

One of the easiest ways to remember the location of your parking spot is to take a picture of it on your smartphone. Then, when you get back, you won't struggle to find where you parked.

Check for Car Issues Before You Leave

Make sure your tires are fully inflated and have no leaks, as even a slow leak could turn into a flat tire after a few days. Additionally, make sure you do not have any extra lights on or extra items plugged in that could run your battery down.

Plan for Weather

Think ahead to when you'll be arriving. Is there a chance the weather could turn? Make sure you have an ice scraper, umbrella or any other items you may need to make your trip home safer.

Finally, remember to review your current car insurance policy to see if you would be covered in case of a natural disaster or issue that might occurs at the parking facility. If you would like to discuss any of your insurance needs, contact your local independent insurance agent today.

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