Valet Connections: Part 1 of Our Summer Roundup Edition

We like to think we’ve given you some good advice over the years, from the benefits of airport shuttles to how to choose the best valet parking company. That’s why we thought we would provide you with some light summer reading in our four-part series: Summer Roundup.  

Today, we’ll start off with some essential airport parking tips, then follow it up with benefits of airport shuttles, and close with stress-free airport parking tips. As always, if you have questions about our  DTW valet service or want to book service, call us anytime at (734) 992-4946.

1.   Essential Airport Parking Tips

When traveling to the DTW airport, the last thing you want to do is worry about where to park. To reduce your stress level, check out these six airport parking tips for a better experience. Hint: one of them involves hiring a DTW valet service.

Reserve Your Parking Spot Ahead of Time

Traffic to the airport is congested, especially during holidays and other peak travel times. To guarantee a good spot, reserve your spot online with Valet Connections, where we offer convenient online reservations to make it quick and painless. 

Unplug Phone Chargers

Before locking up your car to make your flight, unplug your phone chargers and other power supplies. You can actually drain your car’s battery when you leave a power cord plugged in. After a week or more away, you may return to your vehicle only to find that the battery is dead.  

Keep Your Keys Secure

Keep your keys in a safe and secure spot when leaving on a trip from the airport. This is easy if you choose DTW valet parking because they can keep your keys in a safe area until you return.  When using valet parking, use your valet key or remove your car key from the keychain so you can still get at your locked items if you need to.

Check For Parking Coupons

Before booking your reservation, always check for DTW parking coupons. Valet Connections offers regular and seasonal discounts and promotions all year long, so be sure to check back often.

Plan for Delays

Airport traffic is very busy, which leads to delays. Make sure your bags are properly packed and labeled, and have your ticket ready to scan when you walk up to the counter. Have your vehicle information and keys ready when you pull up to the valet stand. And most importantly, leave the house early so you don’t get caught in a time crunch.

Consider Valet

The top airport parking tip is to hire DTW valet parking services through Valet Connections. We can help secure your space even during peak travel times. With safe and secure DTW airport parking located just minutes from the airport terminals, our Detroit Airport valet service gives you our best price guarantee.

2.   Benefits of Airport Shuttles

Most airports – the Detroit airport included – are massive, and can resemble one big puzzle with lots of opportunities to get lost. If you have any hope of catching your flight on time, you’ll need to hop on a DTW shuttle fast. From time savings to safety, there are many benefits of taking airport shuttles provided by your valet service.

Time Savings

Waiting for a cab or driving yourself around the airport translates to long waits and high stress levels, especially during peak travel season. But with an airport shuttle that you can track on the Valet Connections app in real time, you know exactly when the next shuttle is due to come around. No waiting around, no glancing at your watch every few seconds.

Door to Door Drop Off

With personalized door-to-door drop offs and central hub drop offs, you get a fast and efficient mode of transport as part of your airport experience. You may not be familiar with the airport in question, which can be frustrating to navigate blind, especially when you’re running late for a flight..


If you try and carry everything around with you as you navigate the airport, the chances of dropping or losing something is great. When you get on a shuttle with all your belongings, they’re all accounted for in one place, making it less likely you’ll lose that small piece of luggage or musical instrument.

Group Travel

When traveling with a large group, it’s much better to stay together than split up and rely on everyone to meet up at the gate. Travel as a group, stay as a group, make your flight on time as a group!

Experienced Drivers

DTW valet parking services only hire experienced, fully vetted drivers who know how to navigate the Metro Detroit airport. You can be assured of safe driving within a chaotic airport system, as well as a courteous, friendly, and calm driver who knows exactly how to get you to the right entrance at the right time.

3.    Tips for Stress-Free Airport Parking

From valet parking to booking early, you can beat pre-flight anxiety by heeding these stress-free airport parking tips.

Book Early

Parking options at any airport tend to book up quickly, particularly during peak travel times. Many parking lots and garages will increase their prices as they fill up, following the simple concept of supply and demand. You can save up to 40 percent when you book your parking a few weeks or a month in advance.

Go With the Safest Option

Parking your vehicle in a remote lot for a week doesn’t give you assurances that it won’t be stolen or broken into. Choose a service that offers 24-hour surveillance, vehicle inspection, safety fences and barriers, and personalized attention.

Compare Prices

Off-site parking lots may be the cheapest, but they are inconvenient and time consuming. Valet parking will cost you a little more, but you’ll always be guaranteed a spot, with convenient pickup and dropoff. Weigh all the benefits and drawbacks of each options.

Choose a Reputable Company

Working with a valet parking company with a solid reputation can save you a lot of headache and hassle. When partnering with a reputable service, you can be rest assured your car will be in the same or better condition as when you left it.

Use Technology

You can also save time by taking advantage of technology. For instance, Valet Connections DTW Parking has an app that gives you immediate access to the information you need about parking at Detroit Metro Airport. View availability, get contact info to schedule service, view your reservation history and find a shuttle on the map.

Go For Extra Services

If you’re traveling a lot for business, chances are great that you are a very busy person. You don’t have time to baby your car with a car wash, or even perform general maintenance such as oil changes. It’s worth the extra money to pay a valet parking company to wash and detail your car so it looks like new when you pick it up.

Contact Valet Connections DTW Parking

We hope you found this first edition of our summer roundup helpful. Now it’s time to book parking for your next trip! Contact us at (734) 992-4946 today.