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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Understanding Tire Pressure

Temperatures are dropping!  Have you ever started your car in the morning only to see the "Tire Pressure" light on?  With vehicles becoming more technologically advanced, the computer inside most late model and high end vehicles is equipped with delicate sensors.  This Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) keeps you driving safely, but often lights up your dash with a warning which may not always indicate a real problem with your vehicle.

As winter approaches we are fielding lots of calls from renters with this concern.  

The first step is to walk around and look at each tire.  If the tires do not look flat or low, the vehicle is most likely reacting to the sudden change in temperature.  

After you drive the vehicle for a bit, the light will often go out, as the vehicle adjusts to the new temperature and resets the tire pressure.  If it doesn't, simply go to a gas station and fill the tires to the correct pressure, keeping in mind that front and rear tires require different pressures.  Or, if you are driving a vehicle from Advance Car Rental, just call us at 703-528-8661 and we will take care of it.  

Safe Driving!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lots of Parking in Georgetown!

Georgetown is the premier after-hours neighborhood of Washington, D.C. with a high concentration of restaurants, shops, cafes, and not to mention "THE" place to cruise in your luxury vehicle.  But after you've driven up and down M Street, and everyone who's anyone has seen you, you'll need to park and enjoy one of the many fantastic and diverse restaurants that this embassy town offers.  

In addition to on-street parking, there are 20 parking lots and garages in Georgetown with over 3,800 total combined parking spaces. 

On-Street Parking:

Rates: Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. - $2/hour. Payment for on-street parking is not enforced all day on Sundays and holidays.
Parking Restrictions: Please note that parking is not permitted Monday through Friday along M Street and on the 1100-1600 blocks of Wisconsin Avenue, NW from 7 to 9:30 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Residential Street Parking: On-street parking on residential streets in Georgetown is limited to two hours during hours of operation for vehicles without a Zone 2 Residential Parking Permit.
Pay-by-Phone:The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Parkmobile have created a citywide pay-by-phone parking system which allows residents, workers and visitors to use your mobile phones to pay for parking.

Parking Lot/Garage Listings:

Thanks to the Georgetown BID for compiling the above parking information.  For more information visit their website at http://www.georgetowndc.com/

Georgetown, Come out and play.