1. Some on-street parking is available only during off-peak times, so be sure to check the details on the signage.
2. Sneakily, the prices advertised in bold print above some parking lots are often based on 15 or 20-minute slots. The longer charges are so high that travellers considering a San Francisco car rental might be better off paying the per-day prices asked by hotels.
3. Before you collect your San Francisco car hire vehicle, download a handy parking app, such as SFpark, to take the hassle out of finding a parking spot.