If you are planning a family vacation or you’ve been asked to go on a long business trip, you might need to park your car at the airport for a long time. As daunting as this may be for people who have never done it before, it’s quite a simple process if you are well-prepared and if you take the necessary precautions to keep your car safe while it is in the airport car park. Here are a few things you should know if you are planning on parking your car at the airport for a long time:
Be sure to disconnect the car battery
If you are familiar with longer-term parking at the airport car park, then you might have experienced power drainage before. It is not a guarantee that your power will be drained out while you are away but, disconnecting your battery ensures that you avoid such a frustrating scenario.
Check your tires before you leave
If you are planning on going away for a long time, it’s important to check your tires before you leave. If your tires are not fully inflated and they happen to have even a tiny, slow leak, they will surely be flat by the time you get back.
Be prepared for winter
Here in Europe, winters are bound to be cold and snowy. If you are leaving before the winter season, there is a chance that the roads will not be favorable when you return. If you are leaving your car at the airport, it’s important to prepare for the winter before you park here. I would suggest packing a scraper to remove ice on your windshield, a shovel to clear any snow that accumulates on your car if it is parked outside and special tires for icy roads.