SFpark iPhone App

If you’re new to San Francisco, know that parking can be frustrating at times. Citizens sometimes forgo going places because finding a parking space can be difficult. To ensure that you can find parking for your San Francisco discount car rental to see the sights, download SFpark’s iPhone app. Currently it’s only available for iPhones, but they are looking to get an app developed for Android users and eventually more phone system-friendly versions. This is an exciting launch for San Francisco as congestion can be an issue in any big city, plus many cities tend to mismanage parking. If this trial program works, there’s a possibility for cities all over the world to adopt this system. Read more

How to Properly Park on a Hill

If you’re planning on visiting San Francisco, you should know that some parts of it are extremely hilly. When you park one of our San Francisco car rentals on a hill, gravity can work against you, causing the vehicle to roll. It may be hard to imagine a parked vehicle initiating an accident, but some of the most serious accidents involving vehicles can happen when the driver is nowhere near the car. A car can fall out of gear and drift directly into traffic, or hit another parked car or worse – a pedestrian. Parking a car properly on a hill can save lives and property. However, there are many things you can do to ensure that our San Francisco car rentals stay parked where you left them. Follow these steps to park on a hill properly and safely. Read more

Parking Meters in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) approximately 40 000 metered parking spaces for public use. Throughout the city, LADOT operates 37 000 metered parking spaces in 71 parking meter zones. They also have 3000 spaces in 60 off-street parking lots and garages. Meters are generally located in retail areas, where they encourage turnover rates of vehicles in high-demand parking spaces. Also, their rates tend to match parking demands. If the rate is low, the parking lot almost always stays full, leading to a lower turnover rate. A higher turnover rate means you will spend less time in one of our LA budget rental cars looking for a parking spot and more time shopping. Here is an overview of your parking meter options in Los Angeles. Read more

Driving Behavior Laws in Los Angeles

Each state has its own set of rules and regulations for driving on the roads. However, in a city as big as Los Angeles, there are some rules that are specific to the city. Here is an overview of LA driving laws, so you and your Los Angeles budget rental car can stay ticket-free. Read more

Los Angeles Driving Etiquette

As with any large city, driving in Los Angeles can be problematic. With plenty of traffic piled on top of being in an unfamiliar place, it would be easy to lose your cool while driving your Los Angeles budget car rental. While every state has its own laws, driving etiquette is different in every city. You can instantly reveal yourself to a crowd of angry drivers if you do not follow local etiquette properly. Here’s a guideline on how to navigate your Los Angeles budget car rental through the murky waters of LA driving customs. Read more

The Parker App – Find a Parking Spot from Your Phone

Los Angeles has nearly 3.8 million people and 2 million registered vehicles. To say that finding a parking spot with your LA economy car rental is going to be a hassle is an understatement. Streets are congested with people trying to find metered parking and metered parking is usually taken. On top of that, metered spaces usually have short time limits, meaning that you’ll spend most of your day shuffling your LA economy rental car from one spot to the next. This is time that could have been better spent shopping, exploring, or sight-seeing. To the relief of many, the city of Los Angeles unveiled a parking app in late 2010 to help drivers find a parking space with ease. If you are curious about the Parker App, then read on for an overview. Read more

Tips for Avoiding LA Rush Hour

As with any large city, Los Angeles suffers from busy traffic flow. This is certainly true during rush hour where the traffic often comes to a screeching halt. Rush hour in Los Angeles eats up most of the day. It begins at 5 a.m. and lasts until 10 a.m. Then it picks up again at 3 p.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. It can be difficult to get through for even the most seasoned Angeleno, let alone someone visiting with their LA budget car rental. Here is some advice for making the best of it. Read more