Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Do you allow the valet to park your car?
22-09-2018, 09:01 AM
Post: #1
Do you allow the valet to park your car?
Hi,

I went to Sun City recently and was offered valet parking, at the Palace (my first time there).

I took my time to read the Ts and Cs and was shocked to read that the Palace basically absolves itself of ANY negligence caused by it's parkers. There was no mention of "reasonable care" being taken as a mitigation.

My SO was embarrassed that I insisted on parking the car myself.

Any views?

[Image: 742476.png]
Current: 2017 320d M-Sport Sports Auto
Current (SO): 2016 Mazda CX5 2.0 Active Auto
Ex: 2013 Audi TT 1.8 TFSI S-Tronic
Ex (SO): 2014 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI SE Sedan (M)
Ex (SO): 2011 Ford Focus 1.8Si (M)
Ex: 2010 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI Ambition (M)
Ex: 2007 Volvo C30 2.0i (M)
Ex: 2005 Opel Astra Classic 1.6i Club (M)
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
22-09-2018, 09:11 AM
Post: #2
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
(22-09-2018 09:01 AM)MR_Y Wrote:  Hi,

I went to Sun City recently and was offered valet parking, at the Palace (my first time there).

I took my time to read the Ts and Cs and was shocked to read that the Palace basically absolves itself of ANY negligence caused by it's parkers. There was no mention of "reasonable care" being taken as a mitigation.

My SO was embarrassed that I insisted on parking the car myself.

Any views?

In my opinion I don't think you were wrong with that. Those okes are usually allright but you don't know when they're in a mood and decide to take it out on your car.

I also don't think all of the valet Parker's know how to handle the more "energetic" cars around today. Won't take much for a bad day in that case. I just can't understand how all the places that want to drive your car has a signboard somewhere basically saying if anything were to happen with your car, just walk home coz we don't care. That seems damn wrong to me.

So yeah. I don't let anyone drive my car, even if it goes for allignment or anything. If they don't let me take my car where it needs to go, I go out the gate.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes hozer's post:
MR_Y
22-09-2018, 09:50 AM
Post: #3
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
Yeah no with you on this, I drive my own car thanks.. Was at the palace around 2 year ago.. Parked my own car too.

Current:
'14 F30 335i MSport Alpine White III, Coral Red, Sat Nav, iDrive touch, PDC + reverse cam, Harman Kardon, N55 222.4wkw | 413wnm STOCK
'16 F30 318i LCI Manual, Alpine White III, Black Leather
[Image: banner final_1261154562_8282635603.png]
[Image: m_fanatic2_8387882621.jpg]
Mods: Optic Blue Lamin-X fogs, VPS light shields, CF Splitters, Mirrors, Ducktail spoiler, Aluminium interior trim upgrades...

Retired BMWs:
'12 F30 320d
'12 F20 118i
'09 E90 LCI 320i M-Sport
'07 E90 320i Excl
'91 E30 325iS Evo I
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes cOlDFuSiOn's post:
MR_Y
22-09-2018, 09:56 AM
Post: #4
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
They pretty much saying if the Ou is a bit tipsy and writes off your Baby...you on your owndunno anymoredunno anymore
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes Straight six's post:
MR_Y
22-09-2018, 12:11 PM
Post: #5
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
I'm with you 100%. I never let them drive any of my cars - no matter what.

Maybe paranoid, but just heard/seen too many horror stories...

Fencelook
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
22-09-2018, 04:30 PM
Post: #6
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
Never , I was there a year ago , Said no , I will park my own car thank you . Would you hand a 500k diamond ring to a stranger and allow them to Put it in a safe box without you actually seeing them putting it in the safe box?? And them having no liability for it getting stolen or damaged?

Current Cars
16 BMW F30 320i B48 LCI Automatic
02 BMW E46 318i N42 LCI Automatic
93 Mercedes Benz W124 E320 4 Door LCI Automatic
88 BMW E30 320I M20 LCI Automatic

Old cars
Hmm
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes zippy320's post:
Thami4u
22-09-2018, 07:48 PM
Post: #7
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
Yeah mate have to agree with everyone on this , the fact they dont take no liability is a red flag and a big no no .

Current Ride:Z4 3.0i all black (Stock)
Ex Ride: Mini Cooper John Works(now the missus)
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
22-09-2018, 09:26 PM
Post: #8
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
Absolute no. No one is going to treat your car they way you doThumbdown

Proud BMW enthusiast
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
22-09-2018, 09:33 PM
Post: #9
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
No, No, No,

Current :

2009 BMW 125i
1994 Kadett 200iS
1974 Beetle

EX :

1995 BMW 328i
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
23-09-2018, 09:49 PM
Post: #10
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
Thanks guys.
I am emailing this page to my SO Bravo

[Image: 742476.png]
Current: 2017 320d M-Sport Sports Auto
Current (SO): 2016 Mazda CX5 2.0 Active Auto
Ex: 2013 Audi TT 1.8 TFSI S-Tronic
Ex (SO): 2014 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI SE Sedan (M)
Ex (SO): 2011 Ford Focus 1.8Si (M)
Ex: 2010 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI Ambition (M)
Ex: 2007 Volvo C30 2.0i (M)
Ex: 2005 Opel Astra Classic 1.6i Club (M)
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-11-2018, 03:08 PM
Post: #11
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
Problem is not everyone has the same respect for your car than you do. It would be a very polite no thank you from me
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-11-2018, 03:28 PM
Post: #12
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
Been there 3 years in a row now in December, and going again this December (Also the Palace) - each time i have parked my car myself. Also makes it easier if you want to get something from the car, you know exactly where it is.

Current:
M135i F20 Estoril Blue 6MT - Weekend Warrior
Opel Corsa Utility 1.4 Sport - Daily

SO:
320d F30 MSport Alpine White 8sp A/T
Gone but not forgotten:
Peugeot 207 HDi 1.6 HDi
Honda Civic Type R FN2 NHB


My Build Thread: M135i
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-11-2018, 03:33 PM
Post: #13
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
everything except the datsun Rofl

current: BMW E92 M3 (bearings could be fcukd)
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-11-2018, 03:49 PM
Post: #14
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
No !

[Image: sig_4387419498.jpg]
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-11-2018, 03:51 PM
Post: #15
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
yeah I am with the rest of you guys, you never know how that guy is treating your car.Cartel

Current Rides:
-2004 Ford Ranger 2500D
-2007 BMW 335i

-2015 KTM 1290 Superduke
-2008 Suzuki GSX650F

EX Rides:

- 1987 VW Citi Golf - RIP
- 1988 VW Fox
- 2009 NO Limit cg 125
- GoMoto Ballistic naked SI
- Suzuki DRZ400SM
- 2007 VW Polo 1.6 Comfortline
- 1991 MK2 Jetta CLI 20VT
- 2006 Audi A4 Avant S-Line
- 2013 Honda CBR1000RR - RIP
-2007 CBR 1000RR
-2007 Mazda 6 MPS
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-11-2018, 03:56 PM
Post: #16
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
I'm not embarrassed to say "No thank you, I'll park my car myself".

If I was in a rental car and there were no valuables in it, then I wouldn't mind.... although I would probably still park the rental car myself since the valet would not be an authorized driver, and he prangs it or scratches it, I would be liable.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-11-2018, 04:03 PM
Post: #17
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
Mine extends even beyond that,

At the car wash when they want to move the car from wash bay to dry and vacuum I always insist on doing it myself much to the annoyance of the manager.

If you are interested in something, No matter what it is
Go at it full speed
Embrace it with both arms
Love it
Live it
Be it
Above all become passionate about it
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-11-2018, 04:14 PM
Post: #18
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
(08-11-2018 04:03 PM)Dirtydeedsman Wrote:  Mine extends even beyond that,

At the car wash when they want to move the car from wash bay to dry and vacuum I always insist on doing it myself much to the annoyance of the manager.

I dont get why the manager would feel annoyed...it doesnt delay operations and that way he cannot be liable for any damage...its beneficial to them.

Current:
M135i F20 Estoril Blue 6MT - Weekend Warrior
Opel Corsa Utility 1.4 Sport - Daily

SO:
320d F30 MSport Alpine White 8sp A/T
Gone but not forgotten:
Peugeot 207 HDi 1.6 HDi
Honda Civic Type R FN2 NHB


My Build Thread: M135i
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
08-11-2018, 04:15 PM
Post: #19
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
Forget a valet parking my car, I dont let anyone drive it. Period. Its all well and good to drive someones car, but let something happen and friendships are ruined forever. In the same breath, I dont drive other peoples, I rather ask them to take me for a drive.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 2 users Like yush1's post:
Dirtydeedsman, Veteran
08-11-2018, 04:19 PM
Post: #20
RE: Do you allow the valet to park your car?
I barely let anyone drive my cars, let alone a valet...

Current : E82 N55 135i (2012)

EX: VW Polo 1.2TSI Comfortline (2016)
EX: E46 M3 (02)
Ex: F30 328i M-Sport (2013)
Ex: E90 330i (07)
Ex: Subaru WRX (05)
Ex: Ford Mustang GT (07)
Ex: BMW 528i (98)

Did you know that if your parents don't have children, you probably wont either.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes Xeqtr's post:
Veteran
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread:
1 Guest(s)

Return to TopReturn to Content