Parking with precision can be quite challenging. If you are a new motorist, achieving this kind of precision can be quite a challenge. Many have also failed an otherwise perfect driving test on this criterion alone.
In this blog, we will discuss some useful tips to Parallel Park with utmost precision. This can help seasoned drivers as well as new drivers.
• Seek out a space: Find a space where you can safely get your car in without crunching onto another car. Drive around the block in case you feel you need a larger block. You will need a space much longer than your car.
• Check your rear view mirror: As you reverse your car, check your rear view mirror. Keep signalling as you maintain your position.
• Line up your vehicle: Park your vehicle in line with the parked vehicle in the desired spot. Don’t get too close on the side or front. You might end up scraping the other car. Position your vehicle parallel to the parked car, aligning your bumpers.
• Check your surroundings: Before you begin to reverse your car, check for bicyclists, pedestrians and any other blind spots.
• Put your vehicle in reverse: look over your other shoulder to assess the gap.
• Release the brakes: Slowly begin backing into the turn.
• Turn the steering wheel when you see the front car's back bumper: When your back axel is aligned with the front car's bumper, turn your steering wheel all the way to the right (assuming you're parking on the right-hand side of the road).
• Reverse until your car is at a 45-degree angle: Then, turn your steering wheel in the opposite direction. Imagine your car is creating an S shape as you are manoeuvring into the spot.
• Keep backing up until your car is in the spot: Be sure to take a few quick glances at the front of your car to make sure you don't hit the vehicle in front of your spot.
• Pull forward to straighten out: Once you're in the spot, you can turn the steering wheel so your tires are parallel to the curb.
If you follow the above tips thoroughly, you have just learnt how to parallel park with great precision. Just be very careful!
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Author's Bio: 

Mr. Radha Krishnan - Managing Director of Sieger Parking in India.