Learn To Park A Car Better Than Your Husband: 5 Essential Rules Of Parallel Parking
March 26, 2019 10:26 By Fabiosa
Car parking skills can be acquired slowly but steadily. Practice is the most effective way. Parallel parking is an especially important skill, which often causes difficulties for new drivers in large cities. However, there are no such maneuvers that a persistent woman can’t master. Let's study together!
Step-by-step guide on parallel parking
Parallel parking happens in a limited street space between the vehicles already standing there, according to the location of your car – parallel to the road.
1. Find a spot
Start with the main thing – finding a place for your car. Drive slowly along the parked cars to spot the necessary “window.” Evaluate whether your car can fit there because there must be room for maneuvering and safety of all vehicles.
If especially impatient drivers are honking you from behind, demanding to make way for them, try to keep calm and think only about your parking lot. At the end of the day, we are talking about your safety and security of nearby cars.
2. Orient yourself on neighboring cars
Stop parallel to the parked cars. Begin to back up until your bumper and that of the neighboring vehicle are at the same level.
Turn the steering wheel to the right, start moving to the intended location, at an angle of 45 degrees. When you see the front headlight of the car behind you in the rearview mirror, stop moving.
Turn the steering wheel slowly to the left and begin to align the car parallel to the curb.
5. Turn off the engine
Upon the end of a maneuver, make sure there is enough safe distance between your car and the vehicles in front and behind you. Now you can turn off the engine and put the car in park.
Parallel parking is considered a tricky maneuver, especially for novice drivers. Even though it is included in the driving course, you can master it only in practice.
What about you? Are you able to park correctly? Maybe you had some interesting cases from driving practice? Share your experience in the comments.