Valet? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-08-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
dkw0417's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 223
Valet?

Do any of you guys have issues using valet parking for your Jeeps.

__________________
DKW
dkw0417 is offline   Quote
Old 07-08-2014, 01:56 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 396
I do it at the casino all the time since its free, just a $2 tip is generally what I give unless I won. To many camera's at the casino(even in the parking area) for them to get away with anything. I see Lambo's, Ferarri's, Vette's, Porsche, and Viper's being valet parked all the time.

Now other places like restaurants with street valet that charge $10+, no, I generally dont, not because I dont trust them, but I would rather park it myself and save the $10.

rjacobs is offline   Quote
Old 07-08-2014, 01:56 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
RemoJK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,547
Images: 18
Yea, some don't know how to drive a stick. Only problem I ever had
__________________

2008 Rubi

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f23/wf-...ml#post8251537
Rausch Creek ride^^
RemoJK is offline   Quote
Old 07-08-2014, 02:39 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Rpkittle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 406
Once they pulled the transfer case lever on my TJ instead of the parking brake.
Rpkittle is offline   Quote
Old 07-08-2014, 03:35 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Bell Canyon, CA
Posts: 18
Wink

Not at all. It's great to pull up topless, always seems to get parked right in front.
Jeff423 is offline   Quote
Old 07-08-2014, 04:23 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
unusedusername's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 601
I don't usually let others drive my Jeep.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rpkittle View Post
Once they pulled the transfer case lever on my TJ instead of the parking brake.
This would be the main thing I'd be worried about.... That or they would play with all the aftermarket switches and run down the battery.
unusedusername is offline   Quote
Old 07-08-2014, 06:57 PM   #7
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Bonecollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Conroe, Texas
Posts: 962
I trust a Valet parking attendant more than I do a quick change oil shop...Just saying
__________________
"Comfort is an illusion. A false security bred from familiar things and familiar ways. It narrows the mind. Weakens the body, and robs the soul of spirit and determination. Comfort is neither welcome nor tolerated here"
Lt Gen. Chesty Puller USMC
Bonecollector is online now   Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 01:49 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Rouxbicon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 247
Had to valet my truck once because it didn't fit in parking garage. When I was waiting to leave I watch the valet drive my truck over the front of a co workers brand new Jag. Caused 18k in damage between the two vehicles. Since then no one parks my cars but me or my wife.
This was before my Jeep.
Rouxbicon is offline   Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 10:14 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Slowstang305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: South Florida
Posts: 695
Send a message via AIM to Slowstang305
No, never. I have been to many places where valet is free and still park it myself. I always here tires screeching as the guys (usually 18-24) take the cars on a quick little test drive
__________________
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Current Toy: 2015 Wrangler JKU (Current Project)
Previous Toy:2009 Wrangler JKU (Heavily Modded)
Slowstang305 is offline   Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 11:43 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Clearfield, UT
Posts: 1,123
I refuse to pay someone to drive my vehicle. Aside from that, I wouldn't care. Nothing to do with not trusting the guy, or not letting people drive it (nobody drives my midyear, though), etc.
Godholio is offline   Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 12:29 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Freedom JK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 1,198
I do not do valet. With my lift, my Jeep is 6'-2" tall. I visit New Orleans a lot and I have been to some parking garages where my Jeep was too tall to go under that safety pipe that is usually hanging at the entrances. That is why I came home and measured the height of my Jeep. I do not was a valet to drive into some low parking garage and destroy my hard top.
Freedom JK is offline   Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 01:59 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Higher Peaks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas & Park City, Utah
Posts: 91
I was at the new George W library for an event last month and the valet kid didn't know how to drive a stick... The manager took over and parked my JEEP front and center at the entrance for all to see. I will ask from now on.
Higher Peaks is offline   Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 02:46 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
WaltA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: 3rd Planet, Sol system
Posts: 3,187
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
I trust a Valet parking attendant more than I do a quick change oil shop...Just saying
At the quick change oil shop, I always drive it in, and drive it out, and sit in the vehicle during the in-between time.

Now, the dealership is another question. They don't let me do it myself. And all I can think of, is that other thread here, where the dealer managed to damage the guy's Jeep and also hit a person.
__________________
Current Jeep:
2014 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X
Previous Jeeps:
1987 Wrangler Laredo
1999 Cherokee Limited (Up Country,Trailer Tow)
[All custom ordered, purchased new]
WaltA is offline   Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 04:43 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
wingerdinger151's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Waterloo, ON
Posts: 289
I dont understand why they would hire someone who cant drive stick to park cars. I taught a friend of mine how to drive a stick (basically but enough to park cars) because she got a job as a valet and didnt know how. Teach your children how to drive a manual. It will be a thing of the past. Cant wait for someone to get into my vehicle someday and ask which number is Drive
__________________
2014 Anvil JK S, 265/70/16 BFG AT, Fast Reactor wheels, 1" front coil spacers, grab handles. Not impressive but it's a start

It's a Jeep thing, and regardless of our many opinions, we all Understand
wingerdinger151 is offline   Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 09:44 PM   #15
Newb
 
Prowl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 10
Let's just say about 20 years ago I was a valet. New guy was hired who couldn't drive a stick. (Don't ask me why) I taught him on a brand new Porsche. Grinded the crap out of those gears. He did learn. Owner of the car never knew. There are so many stories. Lesson here is don't valet your jeep!!
Prowl is offline   Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 10:04 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
White_Boy_1991's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Perris, CA
Posts: 151
I have a friend that worked at a hotel an he told me of one of the valets there wrapped a Lamborghini around a concrete lamppost. I know my jeep isn't as big of a target for joyriding but I still don't trust valets.
White_Boy_1991 is offline   Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 06:27 AM   #17
Jeeper
 
Hamzah1024's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 251
Wow! Heads would roll if they knocked down a lamppost with my jeep. That poor bastard is probably still paying off the lambo...
Hamzah1024 is offline   Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 07:10 AM   #18
Jeeper
 
dkw0417's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 223
I asked this question because I avoided a free valet parking when out to lunch with a coworker and she just thought I was crazy for even worrying about it.

Well I may be crazy, but for whatever reasons you guys may have, at least I am not alone.
__________________
DKW
dkw0417 is offline   Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 12:56 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
POOCHIE1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freedom JK View Post
I do not do valet. With my lift, my Jeep is 6'-2" tall. I visit New Orleans a lot and I have been to some parking garages where my Jeep was too tall to go under that safety pipe that is usually hanging at the entrances. That is why I came home and measured the height of my Jeep. I do not was a valet to drive into some low parking garage and destroy my hard top.
Exactly, the roof beams in some of the parking garages downtown almost scrape the top of my truck, let alone trying to fit the Jeep in there. The worst is the garage at Ochsner! When we absolutely have to, and someone forces me to go to New Orleans...we take the wife's car.
__________________
'14 JKU "Oscar Mike"
POOCHIE1 is offline   Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 01:51 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
xpkranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by wingerdinger151 View Post
I dont understand why they would hire someone who cant drive stick to park cars. I taught a friend of mine how to drive a stick (basically but enough to park cars) because she got a job as a valet and didnt know how. Teach your children how to drive a manual. It will be a thing of the past. Cant wait for someone to get into my vehicle someday and ask which number is Drive
This is the main reason I got my JKU in manual. I want to teach my son and my daughter how to drive stickshift. It's a dying art. None of my son's older friends can drive stick.
xpkranger is offline   Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 02:11 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 239
I worked for a valet company for 2 weeks and quit after seeing how they treated peoples vehicles. I've seen them go for joy rides, put dents in doors, and just mistreat vehicles. I brought it to the attention of the manager and he didnt care so i told him goodbye, i dont need someone pointing a finger at me when someone does something stupid and they need a scapegoat.. NEVER Valet a car, even the most nicest prestigious venues have scumbags running valet, who will be quick to run over anything they can find when they are in a lifted jeep.....just because they can.
JackDaWack is offline   Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 02:58 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
adamfitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 631
While I am a valet person I would say usually it's fine. Just a regular car is just that. However a jeep I wouldn't valet and neither would I valet lambos or stuff of that kind. I've seen nice cars abused. I valet jeeps if one ever comes in cause I own one and always talk about them with the owner. I guess it's up to you but most people who valet can be asses and spin tires and see how fast they can go.
adamfitz is offline   Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 03:10 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: N Indianapolis
Posts: 340
If it's free? I figure I'll be lucky if they can damage the Jeep enough to pay for some upgrades. Unless they actually run into something, I doubt they'll abuse it worse than I do on the trail...
JSichthus is offline   Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 03:14 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 99
One thing to keep in mind with screeching tires is most garages are concrete. If you cut the wheel all the way on most SUVs the tires will slip no matter how slow you are going.

jaredstrauss is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC