Man changes tyres on car

What to do if your car breaks down?

old, rusty car at the roadside

Car recycling - Which parts are worth recycling?

Rear view car with sharing notice

Car sharing - sharing instead of owning

View through passenger door of a man cleaning the inside of the car

Tips and tricks for your car

Calculator

What is the composition of the car tax?

Tail light with hybrid label

What is the difference between the hybrid models?

Handshake as conclusion of contract

Leasing - renting instead of buying

Car is fuelled with gas

Is it worth converting to gas?

Woman behind the wheel while driving

7 upgrades for more equipment

Boot with seasonal licence plate

Special licence plates and their meaning

Car park with advertising

Just a parking space?

Long exposure lights motorway at night

Arrive safely 2021

Boot full of luggage and bags

Gadgets that make your holiday easier

crowded aircraft

Behaviour in the aircraft in emergency situations

Car with roof luggage drives through large puddle

How much weight fits in my car?

Charging cable connected to e-car

Compact e-cars good and cheap

Passport

Travelling in Europe and overseas

View into a bay

Destinations

Brake tester in a car garage

TÜV deadline to be met

old speed camera-rigid box

Amendment of the catalogue of fines 2021

View from the terminal hall onto the tarmac

Visitor Terrace BER

View of the sdun above the clouds from airplane

Tips for summer holidays 2021

Parking garage BER McParking drone shot

Multistorey car park at the airport BER

Car is washed and carved

Get ready for summer

multi-storey car park from the inside

Tips and rules in multi-storey car parks

Brown leather car seat

Retrofitting seat heating?

30.11.2020
Eine Sitzheizung, wenn Sie nicht schon ab Werk eingebaut worden ist, kann jeder Zeit nachgerüstet werden. Allerdings nur mit einer mobilen Sitzheizung. Ein nachträgliches Nachrüsten von einer vollintegrierten Sitzheizung ist zu kostspielig und zu aufwendig...

 

Open hood of a car

Oil change in the car

20.11.2020
Wie oft sollte man einen Ölwechsel vornehmen und welches Öl ist für meinen Motor das Richtige? Der regelmäßige Ölwechsel schütz vor Verschleiß, deshalb sollte je nach gelaufenen Kilometern oder während einer bestimmten verstrichenen Zeit das Motoröl gewechselt werden. Die zwei Faktoren sind bei jedem Autohersteller und je nach Automodell unterschiedlich. Am besten sollte dazu das jeweilige Handbuch zu Rat gezogen werden. Aber auch der Fahrstil und die Fahrtdauer haben einen Einfluss auf das Öl...

 

Husum harbor promenade in the rain

Autumn vacation in Europe during Corona

09.11.2020
Wegen der aktuellen Pandemie sind Reiseziele für die Herbst- und Winterferien stark eingeschränkt. Einen Totalausfall des Urlaubs muss es aber nicht geben. Wir verraten Ihnen, wo Sie trotz allem ein paar schöne Urlaubstage verbringen können. Wer gerne noch ein wenig Sonne tanken möchte, für den empfiehlt sich der Süden. Bestens dafür geeignet ist Korsika: Laut des Auswärtigen Amtes zählt die Insel im Mittelmeer nicht zum Risikogebiet...

 

Airplanes in the airport

Opening of the Berlin Brandenburg / BER Airport

06.11.2020
Nach ein langjährigen Startschwierigkeiten eröffnete der Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg den Terminal 1 am 31. Oktober 2020. Damit geht der letzte Flug vom Flughafen Tegel am 8. November 2020. Zur Eröffnung des Flughafens Tegel landete damals als erstes eine zivile Fluggesellschaft der Airline Air France. Diese wird auch die Letzte sein...

 

Contract conclusion and handshake – how to proceed with a car sale

How you can proceed to sell your car

28.10.2020
Ein Auto verkauft man nicht alle Tage, vielleicht als Autohändler, aber Privatpersonen fahren ihren Wagen im Durchschnitt 9,5 Jahre lang. Die meisten Autos, die auf deutschen Straßen unterwegs sind, sind laut dem Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt ca. 8 Jahre alt...

Sketch of a car and MPU

What is an MPU?

22.10.2020
Eine medizinisch-psychologische Untersuchung steht an, wenn ein Kraftfahrzeugführer mit 1,6 Promille (oder mehr) am Steuer erwischt wird, gleiches gilt übrigens auch für das Fahrradfahren oder bei Erreichung von 8 oder mehr Punkten in Flensburg. Dabei können sich die Punkte unterschiedlich anhäufen, beispielsweise kann mehrmals die Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung überschritten worden sein. Daraufhin wird eine Sperrfrist für mindestens 6 Monate verhängt. Bei besonders schweren Vergehen kann diese bis zu 5 Jahre oder lebenslänglich gehen. Die Sperrfrist kann unter Umständen durch die Teilnahme an Schulungsmaßnahmen verkürzt werden. Sollte eine MPU angeordnet worden sein ist eine Untersuchung notwendig. Dabei kann die MPU-Stelle frei gewählt werden. Die Kosten für eine MPU können zwischen 350,00 bis 750,00 EUR liegen...

Fuel guns for bio-diesel in tank opening designed

Is it still worth buying a diesel car?

15.10.2020
Die einen lieben sie, die anderen sind ihnen gegenüber eher skeptisch: Die Rede ist von Diesel-Fahrzeugen. Für Langstreckenfahrer sind dieselbetriebene Fahrzeuge die ideale Lösung, denn sie sind effizienter und energiereicher dabei ist der Kraftstoff meist viel günstiger als Benzin. Immerhin zählen etwa 15 Millionen, also knapp 40 Prozent aller in Deutschland angemeldeten Fahrzeuge, zu den vom Fahrverbot betroffenen Dieselfahrzeugen. Während der Diesel einen niedrigeren CO2-Ausstoß hervorbringt, produziert er gleichzeitig erhebliche Mengen an Schadstoffen in Form von Stickoxiden. Somit können die klima- und gesundheitsschädlichen Stickoxide nicht mit einem niedrigen CO2-Austoß wieder gut gemacht werden...

Man with prohibition sign for motor vehicles

Is the new StVO invalid?

07.10.2020
Ende April wurde eine neue Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung eingeführt. Autofahrer sind von höheren Bußgeldern und Fahrverboten betroffen. Wurden Autofahrer noch vor der Novelle mit 10 innerorts überschrittenen Kilometer pro Stunde geblitzt oder gelasert, gab es ein Bußgeld in Höhe von 30,00 EUR. Vor dem 28. April 2020 waren es noch 15,00 EUR. Bei Überschreitungen von 21 km/h innerorts und 26 km/h außerorts droht ein Fahrverbot von einem Monat. Was der neuste Stand ist, erfahren Sie hier.

Thick fog on the road – drive carefully

Fog – what to do?

30.09.2020
Der Sommer ist vorbei und der Herbst hat begonnen. Nach diesem teilweise extrem heißen Sommer und den daraus resultierenden trockenen Straßen, müssen Sie sich als Autofahrer auf die neuen Wetterbedingungen vorbereiten. Insbesondere spielt der Nebel im Herbst eine große Rolle, denn oftmals wird dieser unterschätzt...

 

Autonomous minibus – the future on the streets?

Autonomous driving – when can we expect it?

24.09.2020
Deutschland gilt als Vorreiter in der Automobilbranche. Umso erstaunlicher, dass man derzeit sehr wenig von der Zukunftstechnologie, dem autonomen Fahren, hört. Elon Musk hingegen äußerte sich erst kürzlich zuversichtlich hinsichtlich der Funktionalität dieser Innovation. Doch wie weit ist die Automobilbranche wirklich und wie fortschrittlich sind wir Deutschen?

 

Petrol pump for natural gas – natural gas cars as an alternative?

Natural Gas Cars – Is it right choice for you?

17.09.2020
Auch in diesen Zeiten steht die Nachhaltigkeit weiterhin im Fokus. Wenn Sie ein Auto kaufen, achten Sie sehr wahrscheinlich auf den Aspekt der Umweltfreundlichkeit. Nachdem Diesel- und auch Ottomotoren langsam immer weiter in Verruf geraten und Elektroautos stark gefördert werden, sind auch andere Antriebsstoffe interessant...

 

First aid kit – gloves, bandages, scissors & disinfectant

First aid & Corona – you have to pay attention to this

08.09.2020
Not only on the streets, but also in private life, people may need your help. Unfortunately, this is often overlooked and many people shy away from applying first aid measures - or don't even know what to do. In times of a pandemic...

 

Toy car on euro coins – buying a car thanks to small VAT?

Is buying a car even more worthwhile?

31.08.2020
VAT has dropped from 19 % to 16 % by the end of this year - This also applies to car purchases. Thanks to the multi-billion economic stimulus package, the economy is slowly being revived in these difficult times. The three percent reduction in VAT is hardly noticeable in everyday life, but when it comes to big investments...

 

Dog in the trunk – parking for different types of cars

The perfect family car – our guide

26.08.2020
In the past, people paid attention to performance, design, sportiness and the brand - today, the focus is on function and space. We are talking about the family car. Without a child, things like storage space are overrated - after all, you want to have fun driving...

 

Start-stop fittings – drive economically & park cheaply

Automatic start-stop system – this is how it works

17.08.2020
Very popular especially in city traffic and with fuel savings of up to 15 % also environmentally friendly - we are talking about the automatic start-stop system. More than seven out of ten new cars are equipped with this technology and the trend continues to rise...

 

Car on the lift – With the car to the parking lot & vacation

FAQ auto repair shop – how to avoid trouble

07.08.2020
A light comes on in the dashboard that shouldn't, you hear strange noises while driving or your car's handling has changed? You know that this can be expensive and you need to visit the workshop you trust...

 

Rain-covered windscreen – Drive carefully in heavy rain

How do I behave during heavy rain?

28.07.2020
Summer, sun, sunshine - heavy rain. In the summer months, heavy rainfall and storms are a regular occurrence. Yet we all want to enjoy the nice weather and fly off on holiday. On the way to relaxation, it can happen...

 

Fuel nozzles at the gas station – petrol prices & corona

Petrol and corona – why is it getting more expensive again?

23.07.2020
Fuel prices are rising seemingly every day, and have been for years. Do you remember the times when we cursed about a diesel price of just under one euro? At that time we already thought that petrol was overpriced. In the last few years, prices have changed, sometimes dramatically...

 

German Bundestag in Berlin – one of the many sights

Excursion destinations in Berlin

21.07.2020
Summer holidays mean holiday time, but this year everything is different. The pandemic ensures that the holiday season is now spent at home. As the number of cases continues to fluctuate both in Germany and in the popular holiday countries, and thus the security measures can change at any time...

 

Motorists drive on the country road - driving fun in summer

Driving pleasure in summer – How to drive coolly through summer

14.07.2020
The temperatures reach and exceed the 30 C° mark, the nights get longer and it stays mostly dry - high summer is here! We are delighted with the high temperatures. Finally enjoying the weather to the full again, taking road trips...

 

Airplane passengers – what to consider when traveling during Corona

Travel in spite of Corona – you have to pay attention to that

22.06.2020
You are gripped by travel fever - the borders are partly open again and wanderlust controls your thoughts. You long for a nice holiday to escape the sorry situation and enjoy your time as carefree as possible. But the pandemic is unpredictable and must be taken into account when planning...

 

Image of the corona virus – book parking at McParking despite pandemic

Book a parking space during the pandemic

15.06.2020
Lockdown, home office, few social contacts - now that many borders are open again, the need for holidays, relaxation and new experiences is enormously high. Have you missed the freedom and spontaneity of travelling? Do you miss getting away and escaping from everyday life?...

 

Globe with toy airplane – Go again for vacation & park

When is travel permitted again?

10.06.2020
A pandemic that has kept the whole world on tenterhooks and made travel unthinkable and impossible for months. A lockdown that kept us indoors for a whole month, closed borders and the ever-improving weather, which increased the desire to travel immensely. Now the time has come - the German government lifts the travel warning for EU countries and individual European states on 15 June...

 

Scoreboard at the airport – parking at the airport at McParking!

When can I enter which countries again?

01.06.2020
In almost every country in the world, the pandemic has had an impact on borders. These were either closed completely or entry was made drastically more difficult. Quarantines and travel warnings have made holidays difficult to plan. These regulations will be lifted for some countries on 15 June...

 

European flag with Brexit on it

What can travelers expect after Brexit?

10.03.2020
It was on a Friday, 24 June 2016 to be precise, in the early hours of the morning, when it was officially recorded that the British had decided to leave the EU. How many times in the last three and a half years have we reckoned with various versions of a Brexit? Deadlines have passed almost countless times and somehow Britain has always managed to delay the exit further. On 31 January, two prime ministers and two House of Commons elections later, the...

 

Electric car connected to the charging station by cable

Electric cars – these are the current subsidies

28.02.2020
Do you already drive electrically? For many, the switch to e-mobility is simply too expensive. This is understandable, because the purchase price is usually higher and the separate installation of the appropriate power line and the socket are also cost-intensive. The state has also recognised this problem and has therefore extended and increased some subsidies...

 

Fixed speed camera

Speed camera apps & radar detectors – can you use them?

27.02.2020
The orange light that flashes when you've been speeding - expensive fun for an unsightly black-and-white photo. To prevent this, radar detectors have been around for a few years. These are available as apps, in navigation systems and also as individual devices. They mainly warn against fixed speed cameras, but sometimes mobile speed cameras can also be detected. But is that even allowed in Germany?

 

Street signs stacked on top of each other

Safe, climate-friendly and fair – that are the changes for car drivers

18.02.2020
New year, new laws? The Federal Council is currently deciding on new road traffic regulations. The amendment to the StVO by Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer provides for the promotion of carpooling, car sharing, cycling and an increase in fines. Scheuer knows that a lot still needs to be done to make "our roads safer, more climate-friendly and fairer". But what exactly is changing?

 

Snow is cleared from the car

Accessories for the car – the must-haves for winter

11.02.2020
The cold is supposed to come back once again. Have you already tried out various gadgets this winter and found that, unfortunately, it was a flop? The internet is full of cool-sounding and sensible-seeming utensils that you find practical at first but seem nonsensical after a moment's thought. That's why the ADAC has tested many tools and examined their usefulness. It should be noted that these are aftermarket accessories.

 

Lane closure during inspection work

"Construction site check" – how to avoid construction sites

30.01.2020
Most people associate motorways with traffic jams and / or roadworks. No wonder, because in 2018, drivers in Germany spent around 459,000 hours in traffic jams. According to ADAC statistics, these hours resulted from a total of 745,000 traffic jams. This often spoils holiday plans as well: The way to the sea? The drive to the holiday destination? The road to the airport? - Cars are usually parked for kilometres. The proFUND research project, the mFUND funding series and the Federal Ministry of Transport and...

 

Airplane on approach

The largest passenger aircraft in the world

27.01.2020
It is always impressive anew when a large, heavy aircraft takes off and glides through the air. In the air, the giants seem light and weightless - a fascinating sight. The capacity of the aircraft is also increasing, so that more passengers can be brought to their destination on one flight. This reduces the ticket costs per person. The first passenger plane took off in 1919 and could carry just four people. Nowadays, over 800 people can be...

 

Close-up of the charging station for e-cars

Synthetic Fuels – Is this the future?

20.01.2020
Alternative drives are on everyone's lips. Electric vehicles in particular are the subject of much discussion. In terms of the environment, however, fully electronic motorisation cannot be the final solution, because the production of the batteries, the raw materials and also the electricity for the charging process leave a clear ecological footprint. How about finding sensible alternatives to diesel and petrol that are also produced in a climate-neutral way and are affordable? That's exactly what the...

 

Display at the gas station with fuel prices

Gas prices – are the costs rising immeasurably?

10.01.2020
The fuel gauge drops and the orange warning light comes on - you are only driving on reserve. Especially on the motorway, this is a painful sight, especially when you realise that the cost of fuel has once again risen exorbitantly. But it's not only on the motorway that prices keep going up, but also in towns and cities, or are we imagining it?

 

Auto mechanic checks the oil level on the engine

Why liquids leak from cars

20.12.2019
Stains under the car are not a good sign. They usually indicate that something is wrong with the car. Therefore, leaking fluids should not be underestimated, because a leak can have unpleasant to dire consequences. In this article we explain why a car leaks and what to do in such a case.

 

Woman lies in the sea and relaxes

Parking already booked?

19.12.2019
You want to escape the stressful everyday life and are planning your next holiday? Flights and accommodation have already been found - isn't that enough? No! Remember to look for the right parking space at the airport at the same time as booking your flights. Here are four reasons why it is important to consider the right parking space when planning your holiday.

 

Woman gets into car

Park inexpensively and safely – with McParking

22.12.2017
Would you like to start your holiday relaxed and safe or not delay your business trip unnecessarily with a tedious search for a parking space? Then McParking is the right place for you. With us, you can reserve your parking space online before you start your journey and use the convenient shuttle service to the airport. Since the company was founded in 2004, we can look back on over 1,000,000 satisfied customers.

 

 

View of the clouds from the plane

Flying with a clear conscience – Easyjet offsets CO2 emissions

17.12.2019
Never has there been so much talk about the climate and CO2 pollution of the environment as this year. Environmentalists and various climate activists have become unavoidable through their demonstrations. Flying has also been the subject of discussion; after all, the CO2 emissions of aeroplanes are not small. It has even fallen into disrepute. Yet flying is something fantastic - Easyjet sees it the same way and is now becoming the world's first major airline to offset the CO2 emissions caused by the fuel combustion of all national as well as international flights.

 

People at the IAA fair in Frankfurt 2019

IAA: Looking back & into the future

06.12.2019
In September, the International Motor Show (IAA for short) was held again in Frankfurt. The fair is considered one of the largest trade fairs in the automotive industry worldwide and has always attracted the attention of the media. This year was no exception, which was marked by climate activists as well as climate demonstrations. Besides the activists' protests at the IAA, there was also plenty of interesting information. After all, mobility is one of the most important topics...

 

Two cars collide

Careful, parking bumpers!

29.11.2019
Nothing could be more annoying than a dent in your car caused by a parking bump. You may even be familiar with this situation: You want to quickly run a few errands at the supermarket and when you return to the car, you unexpectedly find an ugly dent in the bodywork that wasn't there before. Anyone in such a situation would be furious - and rightly so! Who is actually liable in such an accident and what punishment can the...

 

Family sitting on mountain top

Golden rules for a relaxed family vacation

19.11.2019
A holiday with the whole family is a great thing. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be quite difficult to meet the needs and expectations of the different generations and age groups. That's why we have summarised some tips and rules for a great holiday together.

 

Serious car accident on the highway

How to behave correctly in the event of an accident

15.10.2019
You're sitting comfortably in the car, listening to music on the side, and suddenly there's a crash! How do you react in an accident and what are the first steps you should follow? We answer these questions in our blog post.

 

Emergency lane on the motorway is formed

Emergency lane - this is how it works

27.08.2019
People often talk about it, but it often fails to be implemented - the formation of the emergency lane. Imagine you are on the motorway, suddenly the traffic starts to jam and the siren sounds from afar. Where to now? The traffic jam is stuck and there is hardly any room to get out of the way. This costs valuable time - not only for the ambulance, the possible accident victim, but also for you. The sooner the rescue services arrive at the scene of the accident, the quicker the...

 

The pink EG-driving license

Deadlines for old driving licenses to a new EU driving license

19.07.2019
Did you get your driving licence before 1999? Then you are certainly more familiar with classes like 1, 2 and 3 and not classes like A1, AM or B. These were standardised throughout the EU from 01.01.1999. And 14 years later, on 19 January 2013, the new EU driving licences were introduced. These driving licences differ from the old ones in that they are only valid for 15 years and then have to be renewed.

 

Axel Schulz grills for McParking

Prominent visit from Axel Schulz

20.05.2019
Boxing legend and grill master Axel Schulz stood at the grill for us and provided us with crispy bratwursts.

 

Badly destroyed car

Who is liable for vehicle damage in parking lots?

30.01.2018
Damage to one's own vehicle is always annoying - and not infrequently an enormous financial burden for the owner. But who is actually liable for damage that occurs in a parking lot? Whether in the supermarket parking lot, when loading and unloading in a private parking space or in a rented parking lot during a vacation trip - there are many ways to park your car, motorcycle & Co. while they are not in use.