If you are ever find yourself in Vancouver for the day, whether you are on a day trip for an event, meeting, etc. and you don’t want to pay extraordinary parking fees (or worry about getting you car towed)….why not consider servicing your car and get “free” parking at the same time?
RATIONALE: Most automobile shops prefer you leave your car at their shop for the day anyways and there are quite a number of them are located within walking distance to transit/skytrain. Even if you arrive late at the shop AND are staying overnight, they could probably hold your car for you and have them work on it first thing in the morning.
In the end, auto shops want your business so why not?!?