Your valet parking claims ticket is the insurance you have that you - and only you - will be getting in your car and driving home tonight. Without the ticket, it becomes a bit more challenging to verify which vehicle belongs to you (challenging, but not impossible). The problem, however, doesn't begin when you lose your ticket. 

The real problem starts when someone else finds your ticket, picks it up, and claims your car. Therefore, all someone has to do is present the ticket, pay for the parking, get in the car, and drive away. Below are some steps to secure your vehicle just in case you lose your parking claim ticket. 

Add an Extra Layer of Security

Our valet team is prepared to handle any additional requests you may have when you pull up to the valet station. For instance, you can add an extra layer of security to verify that a vehicle belongs to you. 

An example would be to write a codeword on a business card and attach it to your car keys. Just inform our attendant that there is a codeword connected to your keys. This way, potential thieves have to go through multiple layers of security to claim the car. 

What's in the Glove Compartment?

One way to verify that a car belongs to you is to put something in the glove compartment (that is NOT valuable) that only you would know about. It could be a photo of yourself or a relic of your favorite sports team. Whatever it is, the item should leave no doubt that the car belongs to you. You can also place the item under the seat or in the car's trunk. 

If you have your registration and insurance information in the vehicle, you can also use that information to back up your identity. 

Revisit Your Locations

If the ticket wasn't secure in a pocket or purse, it could have fallen out as you moved around the location, but this means there's a good chance it's still inside the facility. Take your time and go back and check every place you've been by retracing your steps, using extra caution as you scan floors and check shelves or crevices where it may have landed. 

Contact Building Security

There's also a chance that someone may have picked it up and reported it to the lost and found. You should call security or go to the front desk/security desk to see if the ticket has been turned in. Security may also be able to help you confirm that the vehicle in question does indeed belong to you via security cameras or from check-in procedures. 

Prevent the Loss in the First Place

You should treat a valet ticket like it's money. The second a valet attendant hands the ticket to you, you need to decide where the safest place is to put it. 

In most cases, the most reliable place is in your wallet that you slide into your inside jacket pocket or pocketbook (if you plan to carry one all night). A possible secure location would be in the pocket of an overcoat that the inside attendant will hang up for you. 

That way, the ticket stays in one place the entire night. Wherever you decide to put the valet ticket, you need to check up on it at least a couple of times per night and always make sure you have it before leaving the dinner table or bar. 

East Central Minnesota's Premier Valet Company

Unparalleled Parking provides high-end valet parking services for businesses and organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Our valet service is professional, secure, and friendly to all your guests. We cater to both small parties and large community functions. 

To schedule a date on your calendar, contact us at 651-300-1515 or send us a message online to connect with our team.