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Car Covers: A Cautionary Tale

When deciding on a parking facility that offers parking protected by a permanent canopy versus a facility offering the option of renting a temporary fabric car cover, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Possible abrasion to the paint or clear coat

    o When using a cover other that one custom fitted to your specific make and model of vehicle, you run the risk of wind causing a poorly fitted cover to rub across the paint or clear coat on your vehicle, causing scratches and abrasions from trapped dirt and grit. See an example of a poorly fitted car cover blown loose by the wind.

  • Time spent installing and removing a car cover.

    o Do you really want to spend vacation time trying to attach an ill-fitting car cover to your car, or would you rather just park your vehicle and unload your luggage under the protection of a permanent canopy? The permanent car canopies at Lighthouse Parking provide fast, easy protection, especially during inclement weather. No one wants to hassle with a car cover in the pouring down rain.

    Ultimately, car canopies provide no-hassle protection not only to your vehicle but to you, your family and your luggage without the possible damage to your car’s finish from a poorly fitted car cover.

Port of Galveston Parking Hoops

Many people seem to choose parking with the Port of Galveston by default, not realizing that there are more convenient, customer service oriented options, such as Lighthouse Covered Cruise Parking, available to them.

Below is a summary of all the steps required when you choose to park with the Port as compared to the simple convenience of parking with Lighthouse Cruise Parking.

When you park at the Port of Galveston, first you must endure the traffic on Harborside Drive to reach the Port to drop off your luggage before you park, because the fee you pay to park at the Port does not include baggage handling.

So…

  1. Navigate traffic down Harborside to enter the Port of Galveston.
  2. Wait in line until a space opens up where you can…
    1.  Stop
    2. Find a Port Policeman and ask him which parking lot you need to park in. The Port has 3 different lots and where you park depends on which ship is sailing that day.
    3. Navigate more traffic to get to your parking lot.
    4. Get parked.
    5. Wait for a shuttle. Have a snack. Wait some more.
    6. Ride back to the Port.
    7. Now you can, FINALLY, begin your vacation.

OR

Park with the friendly, professional staff at Lighthouse Cruise Parking and…

  1. Drive to the Lighthouse entrance near Market St and 29th, luggage and all. Check in with our lot attendant who will direct you to a parking spot in our secured facility.
  2. Lighthouse Staff will load your luggage onto one of our shuttle buses.
  3. One of our friendly drivers will whisk you to the Port in climate controlled comfort. No need to endure aggravating traffic.
  4. Lighthouse Staff will unload your luggage at the Port.

Enjoy your Vacation!