City Parking – I used to always dread it. Never having any change on me and having to park up and run to the nearest shop to buy something just to get some coins used to drive me insane, not to mention the amount of times I had went over my parking time to be greeted with a big yellow envelope stuck across my windscreen with a hefty fine inside was enough to send me over the edge.
Well lovelies it is a thing of the past! Step right up the cool new app from Park Mobile which provides a quick stress-free way to pay for your parking and get on with the rest of your day.
Available to download from the App Store on both IOS and Android devices, setting up is quick and once you create a username and password and email address you are ready to fill in a few details. Required information is your vehicle registration, description of your vehicle and your address details and card details. You only need to complete this step the once and everything is stored on the app for you to access each time you use it. You can also add other vehicles if you wish.
Once signed up you will have the option of either searching for a specific parking zone (all parking meters have the relevant zone number on them) or the map which shows you the nearest zones to start your parking. Once you have selected which zone is the nearest to you, just tap start and the timer will then start calculating your parking.
Whenever you are finished just simply hit stop and the amount due for that particular parking time will show in your parking history.
The app will automatically alert you when your 2 hour parking will expire and you can simply continue parking from within the app.
The first time I used the app I was dubious if it really worked and went in search of a traffic warden to check everything was set up properly and to my surprise he was able to pull up my registration and the time I started my parking action from his machine. They always check to see if a car has started a parking action within the park mobile app or by phone if they don’t automatically see a paid sticker on the car itself.
Billing is always once a month which means you don’t have to worry about paying each time you use it. You will get an email to confirm that you have paid your invoice.
Overall I am so happy I downloaded it and have used it several times. I really recommend everyone who parks in the city downloads it and below is a quick recap of some of the benefits.
- Free Registration
- Saves time and you don’t have to worry about carrying coins with you to pay for parking
- You don’t have to predict how much time you will need to put on the meter
- You receive alerts when your parking is due to end
- Payment is secure
- Only pay for the exact time you park
- You can track your parking expenses
- No more running back to your car to buy another parking ticket