When Driving in New York with a Luxury Car: What You Need to Know

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New York is a city that hates cars – which is why people who drive in this congested megapolis need to learn a few tricks before buying a luxury car.

That said, here is what to keep in mind for Porsche owners.

Prepare for the Worst

Even before your Porsche suffers damage, you should already have a list of companies offering Porsche repair in New York City such as Formula Motorsports. Your dealer should give you a fairly good idea of where to go.

If you want upgrades, make sure that the repair people are also trustworthy and have the license to handle Porsche cars. Spare parts for these luxury brands usually cost high in the black market, so be wary about your technician.

No Right Turns on Red

The general rule is that you can make a right turn when the light is red. However, this does not apply when you are in NYC. This is because the traffic is so heavy that traffic rules have to be stricter than most.

Plan for Parking

Parking in NYC is worth its weight in gold. You would want to make sure that even before going to a specific spot, you assure you have your parking space. You can do this by obtaining an app specifically designed to help and reserve parking spaces in NYC.

Be wary of prices, as they tend to vary from block to block. This is especially true for Porsche owners as luxury brands are quite attractive.

Fire Hydrant Parking

You must be 15 feet away from a fire hydrant when parking – otherwise you will get towed. The same goes for parking in crosswalks. Your wheels must not be in the crosswalk in any way, or you will not have a car to come back to.

It does not matter if you own a Porsche, the authorities will get a kick out of towing you.

Of course, those are just some tips to keep in mind when driving in NYC. You will learn as you go that NYC often has its own rules when it comes to traffic.