Jun 22 2011
Driving a car in the city can be a hassle. It took me about a year of living in a big city until I finally succumbed to getting rid of it. When you’re in the middle of it all there’s really no need. It’s easy enough to rent one when you need it, and it’s much easier not to have to deal with parking. Eventually I figured out the secret to parking. The trick is to park closer to all the tourist attractions since they close down at night. I was fortunate enough to live close to a hot spot for out of town visitors.
Not everybody is so fortunate. Many people own cars and love driving to the city. Or they take them to stadiums to watch a game. Once their night is over or the show is finished the task begins of finding the car. If they were smart they looked around for the street or some other landmark to help locate it. Almost every one of us has walked into a vast parking lot looking for their lost vehicle. If they’re lucky they have automatic locks or an alarm system so they just have to get close to it. Finding one’s car in large parking lots or places you aren’t familiar with can be challenging.
Now there’s an iPhone app designed specifically for this situation- ParkBud. It not only tracks where you parked your car but also comes with timers for parking meters, a locator to find new parking places, and other helpful features. It’s a must have app for all car owners.
ParkBud’s multifunctional automobile assistance app is everything we’ve always needed. The timers for your meter lets you indicate exactly how much time you can leave your car where it’s currently parked. You can set up reminders so you can give yourself enough time to get back to your car before you get towed or ticketed. Once the alarm goes off and you realize you need to move your car then the quest becomes to find it. For this ParkBud lets you record where you parked the car and will lead you straight back to it. These features alone make ParkBud an extremely valuable tool. With it you don’t have the anxiety of worrying about how much time is on the meter and don’t have to worry about where you put it.
ParkBud doesn’t stop there though. It comes complete with a notes section and the ability to take pictures of your car. The latter could be useful if you notice door dings or find a dent in your bumper. A power user tip for those who park their cars in the city frequently is get a car that you don’t mind if its doors or bumpers get dinged. It’s going to happen.
The other aspect of ParkBud is its parking locator feature. This helps you find nearby garages so you don’t have to spend hours looking around for parking. Oftentimes when people go out they bring directions to the venue they’re going to. They don’t usually bring directions to the nearest garage though. ParkBud provides this so once you get close to where you’re going you can quickly find parking.
Owning a car can be stressful. In particular it’s sometimes difficult to remember how much time you have left on the meter. It can also be difficult to find parking, or to find your car at all. ParkBud is the universal cure all for the stresses associated with parking your car. With it people can relax knowing they don’t have to worry about their vehicle.