Renewal process problem

Cars, of random length $L$, arrive at a gate. The first car parks against the gate. The other arriving cars park behind at a distance uniformly distributed on $[0,1]$. Let $N(t)$ be the number of cars parked at a distance $t$ from the gate. Find: $$\lim_{t\to \infty} E[N(t)]/t$$
I have not been given a distribution for $L$.

If there was no space in between cars I could just use the continuous renewal equation. I'm not sure how to incorporate the space in between cars here.

I think the expected value of the spaces between cars is $1/2(N(t)-1)$. Assuming I have found this correctly, could I just add this expected value to the expected value of the general continuous renewal process?

Denote the distance between two cars as $U$. The first car takes $L + U$ of space. The second car takes $L + U$ of space, etc.
Using the notation of the Wikipedia page: the holding times $S_i$ are i.i.d. and distributed as $L + U$. The number of cars at distance $t$ is $N(t)$. $N(\cdot)$ is a renewal process. By the elementary renewal theorem
• @ak87 Your $1/\ldots$ in the expression for $\mathbb{E}[L]$ is incorrect. Assuming $L$ is non-negative (which it should be) $\mathbb{E}[L] = \int_0^\infty x f_L(x) \, \mathrm{d}x$ with $f_L(\cdot)$ the probability density function of $L$ and $\mathbb{E}[U] = 1/2$. I would actually leave $\mathbb{E}[L]$ as it is in my answer, this is already very clear. – Ritz Mar 9 '16 at 20:08