How to Parallel Park Like a Pro!
- Driving Tips,
- Sep 13, 2019
I am sure all of you must have faced the issue of finding a parking spot. Especially considering the increasing number of car users. And what happens when you finally find a parking spot? It requires you to Parallel Park. Now there is a certain fear attached to these two words which basically comes from a lack of guidance.
The stigma connected with parallel parking makes drivers, particularly new ones, nervous which makes it seem even more daunting. The result: you keep running in circles to find that perfect spot where you can park easily. Well not anymore because this article is going to give you the guidance that you need and deserve.
The most important aspect when learning how to parallel park is to FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!
You can imagine its significance from the way it has been highlighted it. Unless you follow the instructions to the dot, you won't be able to parallel park like a pro. They are actually pretty easy and once you follow them you will be able to get the gist of it. Following are the instructions:
1- First of all, find a spot which is spacious enough for your car to fit in. It’s better if the length is longer than your car.
2- You have to align the facing of your car with the car in front of you. If there is a difference between both cars, you can align the back of your car with the other car.
3- Halt your car.
4- Now that you have halted your car, turn the wheel completely towards right. When your car is in the position as mentioned above, don’t move it backward or forward. Your foot should over above brake.
5- Turn your face towards the back of the car and see outside.
6- Start reversing, your car should start shifting. Don’t change the stance of your car from extreme turned position.
7- Stop reversing when the right foot corner of the back of the car is in by the exact center of your back windshield.
8- Again pay attention to the instructions, press brake and stop reversing, don’t let your car crawl backward or forward.
9- Turn the steering wheel towards the center.
10- Again start reversing until your car just clears the front car then halt again.
11- Now move the wheels towards an extreme left position while doing this your foot should be pressed on the brake.
12- Begin to reverse now. Don’t change your steering wheel away from the extreme left position.
13- Keep reversing.
14- Once your car is adjacent to the side of the parking spot, move the wheel of your car to face the front.
If you follow the instructions the way they are mentioned, all your woes regarding parallel would vanish. If you feel that despite following the instructions you are unable to do parallel parking, you are not following the instructions exactly. Maybe you are missing a step or letting your car crawl when you are asked to completely stop your car.