There are lots of things that are important in life. There is politics, and all the associated confusion and party arguments that go on in that arena. There is of course huge issues like human rights, and treatment of prisoners or inhabitants or colleagues. There is hunger, and disaster and all sorts of terrible things. Yet there are also little things that go on in our everyday life that seem to be just as important to us. Sure, they shouldn't be, but these things can make our life a little more difficult each and every day, and as such they end up being such a disproportionately big issue that we simply have to get it sorted above all else. Such is the fickle and illogical nature of humans - which explains why in many cities parking is such an issue.
When you buy your car, the car dealer is unlikely to say to you - "Oh, I'd go for a smaller model if I were you". Or "Forget the car, you won't be able to park a bicycle where you live". Their job is to sell cars, and they do a very good job of it. Plus, you ought to know exactly how much room you are likely to have, and whether you need to think about renting a garage or even moving house! But as it is many people buy a brand new car without thinking about the practical issues of parking in increasingly busy towns and cities, where parking is limited and quite a commodity.
Parking is a really important thing if you have to get a car. You might need your car in order to reach your work place, or you may have a loved one that you have to visit regularly. Sure, for many things people can and do use public transport such as trains and buses - but these can't always get you where you need to go. I work in an area that isn't on or near any bus or train links Autel MK908P, and I don't drive - so I have to get a lift in with colleagues.
If you do need to drive, you are probably expecting to park on the street - unless you have the luxury of off-street parking or a garage Autel MaxiCOM MK808TS. The problem is that with more and more houses and flats having multiple cars, the streets simply can't hold all the cars they have. This is nothing to do with the councils planning - there just isn't on street capacity for everyone, especially what with commuters and visitors and more. If this is the case then you may have to get a parking permit, which you pay for, or rent a garage.
There are generally lots of garages around to rent, as long as you look in places like your local classifieds and property pages. Or alternatively you can get a season ticket to a multi-storey - although they are of course inevitably expensive. Whatever you choose, parking is an important issue to think about - and an important issue that councils are going to have to address.
Pete J Ridgard is a writer and a car enthusiast. He currently writes for the automotive industry. Here he discusses Car Dealers.