What Is Car Booting?
We are all familiar with the premise of towing a vehicle. Some of us have unluckily had an experience where our car was towed, and some have heard the nightmares. But what is car booting? This is a topic that needs to be more widely discussed. So for those curious about what car booting is & for booting enforcement companies thrilled to see written content surrounding their industry, let us dig in!
What is car booting?
Vehicle booting is a parking enforcement technique in which a large metal wheel clamp is secured onto one of the car’s wheels. Usually clamped onto the driver’s side wheel, car boots are put on vehicles to restrict the car from being moved off the property. Car booting is often used instead of towing the vehicle off the property as it is less time-consuming and costly.
Why is a car booted?
Typically, repeat offenders get their cars booted. The first step enforcement and booting companies generally take is to issue a citation or fine for offending vehicles. But, of course, some people think they can get away with infringing on rules. Car booting serves as the next step to enforce regulations and collect unpaid citations. Regarding non-authorized parkers on the property, booting is the immediate response.
Are parkers notified about a car boot?
This answer varies from property to property. For ParqEx properties, enforcement officers will issue notifications within the ParqEx parking management and enforcement system. For other properties, there may not be mobile notifications. But you will know you have been booted once you see your car.
What to do if a car has a boot on it?
The car boot comes with instructions, usually placed on your windshield or detailed in the notifications you have received from parking enforcement. Follow the steps and wait for a booting enforcement officer to remove the boot from your car. Do not in any way attempt to remove or drive off with the boot. In some instances, this is illegal, and in all cases, this will damage your car.
Is there a fine associated with a car boot?
It gives us no pleasure to say that there is a fine after your car has been booted. These fines will vary by location and can range from $30 to $300. After contacting the booting enforcement department to remove the boot, an enforcement officer will unclamp the boot and take payment right on the spot.
How to avoid the boot?
Easy! Follow the parking rules and regulations at the property. And please ensure that your vehicle has been appropriately registered with all accurate vehicle information to avoid mishaps.
ParqEx & Booting Enforcement Companies
For the booting enforcement companies reading this, we see you! Sure, people always talk about towing, but it is officially your time to shine. If you are seeking ways to facilitate the enforcement of all the properties you manage, ParqEx’s Enforcer App is the tool for you. With our Enforcer App and the enforcement admin dashboard, you can:
- Enforce by the vehicle information
This will give you an organized view of your properties and all permitted vehicles on site. Moreover, you will be able to gain detailed vehicle information & any reservation information needed to enforce the property correctly.
- Enforce by Parking permit
The parking permit organizational tool will allow you to enforce vehicles by parking permits on the vehicles on each property. This helps facilitate the property’s overall security while singling out unauthorized cars.
- Parking Citation / Violations log
This detailed citation/violations log will give you insight into all citations issued to vehicles at each property. Do you need an organized view to keep track of repeat parking offenders? You can gain immediate insight into those citations & take action immediately.
- Do not boot vehicle list
Sometimes some properties have a handful of vehicles that do not necessarily have to abide by all the parking rules. It is almost extra crucial to refrain from enforcing these cars mistakenly. This organized list will help you avoid these accidents.
- Do not boot spot
Are there a few spots on the property that should not be enforced? Keep a log of those spots within our dashboard and app & make sure your enforcement officers disregard those.
- Enforcement rules
Each property has different parking rules with different fines. Keep track of all rules and regulations within our dashboard and app! (i.e., no payment to park, parked in a handicapped spot, parked in more than one space, unauthorized parker, etc.)
So whether you came here to learn more about car booting or are an enforcement booting company seeking a technological solution to help facilitate your enforcement duties, thanks for reading this quick blog! For booting companies striving to learn more about ParqEx and how we can help you, book a demo with us! We are excited to hear from you.