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3 Things to Know About Covered Parking

Covered parking is a parking lot or space with some form of cover to shield a vehicle. Covered parking can come in many forms, such as a carport or parking garage.

1. Covered parking can protect your vehicle

Your car can be shielded from snow, hail, heavy winds or anything else that might cause damage, which could save you money on window or paint repairs.

It’s a bonus that you don’t need to clear the snow off of your car or scrape your windshield during the cold winter months. It’s also nice in the summer when you don’t have the sun beating down on your car and making it unbearably hot.

2. Covered parking is limited

Not all parking spots are covered, so you aren’t going to be guaranteed one. Many communities with covered parking have a first-come-first-serve policy or have a limit to how many covered parking spots each housing unit may use (i.e. one spot per apartment).

3. You may pay an additional fee for covered parking

Because covered parking is limited, many communities charge an additional monthly fee for a covered parking space. Each community will have different prices based on the availability and demand for covered parking.

Covered parking is really nice to have, but depending on the price, it may not be worth it to you. If you live in an area with intense weather conditions, covered parking might save you time and money on vehicle repairs. But if you live in a milder climate, it may be nice, but not quite as beneficial.

Decide if it’s worth it

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Even though you might have to pay a little more, covered parking might be worth it due to the convenience it provides. You might be wishing you had it the next time there’s a snow storm!

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