We've been having some car issues lately. Normally that would mean the brakes are acting up or a fan belt is squeaking, but that's not what I'm referring to. There's nothing wrong with the functionality of the car; the issue is the location. Our apartment building doesn't have enough garage space for every resident, so we're forced to park on the street.
There are confusing parking signs on the road. Some places it's fine to park, some places it's not. There are restrictions when school is in session, but those dates are never posted. In July, we parked directly next to a sign that said 'No Parking 7am - 5pm School Days'. Note that I said July. We received a parking ticket. At 4:50am. School ended in June. 4:50am is before 7am. The confusing signs must have gotten the police officer! Maybe he thought it read 'Parking ONLY 7am - 5pm School Days'. Needless to say, I will be fighting this ticket in the coming weeks. Was there any way for custom auto accessories to help me here? I doubt it. What would happen is this sign was around?
Issue #2 arose the other day. We parked on the street and there was a driveway a few feet behind the car. No room for another car back there. We come out the next morning and sure enough, there is a car parked there. Touching our bumper. Somewhat blocking the driveway. It didn't look like there was any damage, so I drove away (frustrated, of course). Later in the day we notice the scratches in the bumper. It must have happened when I turned the car on. There's some movement there. Could THIS have been prevented by logo auto accessories, like a promotional bumper sticker? Again, probably not.
Solution? Move to a building with garage parking for all residents!