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How to park correctly?

People use the car not as a luxury but as a means of transportation. Having a car, you need many costs for its maintenance and even responsibility for everyone who participates on the road. Newbies and drivers with extensive driving experience often face the problem of parking their cars. It is required to have specific skills and know the rules that should be strictly observed when parking to avoid various mistakes and problems.

Common problems

Most of the drivers make these mistakes, no matter what the car is. If you pay attention to them, then even parallel parking, like any other, will cease to be a problem.

  1. It is essential to feel and assess the size of the car and the dimensions of the parking space. Drivers acquire this skill only with experience or after regular training. It is convenient to do this using mirrors.
  2. It is essential to estimate the distance to the edge of the road. Often, drivers, worried that they may damage their car, park it very close or, conversely, too far from the curb. This problem occurs significantly often when parallel rear parking is required. If a car is parked too far, it interferes with other road users, and close parking can damage the wheels or even tires. Knowing how to park in parallel, especially in reverse, can avoid many mistakes on the road.
  3. The choice of parking should be based on several factors. Do not leave the car on an inclined road, footpaths, entry points, and other places where parking is prohibited. Otherwise, you can get a fine, or other drivers will decide on a bit of revenge. It is also better to avoid sloping roads, as there is always a risk that the car will start rolling, even if it is on the handbrake, and this in most cases leads to an accident.

Most of these mistakes can be avoided by learning the traffic rules and exercising regularly. Also, don't forget to use mirrors. Both the rear-view mirror and the side ones help to avoid unpleasant situations.

How to park properly?

Parking correctly is an art. It is important to remember all the nuances in order to avoid any problems. There is parking on a diagonal, parallel, perpendicular. Moreover, it is important to figure out how to park in front and in the back. By paying attention to learning all the main points once, it will be possible to avoid mistakes in the future.

It is necessary to start training on parking training at the stage of study at a driving school. It is essential to listen carefully to the instructor. Training in a driving school while driving a car should be even more responsible. All parts of the study are essential. In the future, it is helpful to train so as not to lose the skills that were acquired during training in a driving school.

Parallel parking

It often becomes difficult for drivers to master. Before parking a car, you need to consider the size of the parking lot. Experienced drivers know that a parking space should be between 1.5 and 2 vehicle lengths for this type of parking. If there is enough space, then you can start parking.

Knowing how to park in parallel correctly, the car owner should not have any problems with this maneuver.

  1. It is necessary to stop so that the central pillar of the machine is in the same place as the front wheel of the vehicle parked behind from the available free space.
  2. The steering wheel is unscrewed all the way to the right, and you need to move smoothly until the left headlight of your own car in front and it, but behind the vehicle located in the front, will not stand in one line.
  3. After that, the steering wheel is unscrewed to the left side, ensuring that the car stands parallel to the existing curb or marking a line in the parking lot.
  4. You need to be able to estimate the distance between the cars in front and behind, it is better if, after completing the maneuver, there is approximately the same distance between the car and two adjacent cars.

Parallel parking

Parallel parking backward is done in a slightly different way. Often, with this maneuver, drivers make mistakes. It is essential to be able to make the right choice of parking space to quickly complete the maneuver. And to figure out how to learn how to park in reverse, you need to act in accordance with the algorithm.

  1. It is necessary to stand parallel to the machine located in the front at an interval of half a meter.
  2. At reverse speed, turning the steering wheel all the way to the right, a neat movement begins. It is also essential to make sure that there are no other vehicles moving in the vicinity.
  3. When the machine is at a 45-degree angle to a curb or lane, the steering wheel gradually rotates to the left to align the wheel. The driver needs to control the process to avoid hitting the car behind.
  4. When the edge of the car is next to the car's bumper in front, the steering wheel is twisted to the maximum to the left, and the neat drive in reverse continues.
  5. When the car is wholly parked, you need to align the wheels and check that the cars nearby have a place to leave the parking lot.

Parallel parking is not easy to learn but easy to carry out.

Perpendicular parking

It is advisable to learn how to park correctly in a perpendicular manner. It is considered one of the light enough, but it takes a lot of space to implement. In particular, there should be at least 3.5 meters between your car and neighboring vehicles.

You need to act according to step-by-step instructions.

  1. The front pillar of the car should be aligned with the far edge of the car near which you plan to park.
  2. The steering wheel must be turned to the side of the parking space to the maximum.
  3. Next, you need to drive slowly forward, controlling the distance between the obstacle and the front bumper of the vehicle. It is also essential to keep track of the distance between the sides of the cars since the task wheels move along a trajectory that is smoother than the front ones.
  4. The steering wheel must be straightened as soon as the car is parallel to the neighboring ones. It remains only to complete the maneuver.

In practice, it is still more straightforward than in the circuit. A highly sought-after alternative is perpendicular reverse parking. It is also known as a garage check.

Perpendicular parking

To park correctly backward perpendicularly, you need to proceed as follows:

  1. You need to drive past the parking space so that the rear bumper of your car is in line with the far edge of the car that is parked on the side. The interval is from 1 meter.
  2. Next, you need to turn the steering wheel all the way in the direction where you plan to park.
  3. Then begin to smoothly ride in reverse gear.
  4. It is necessary to align the steering wheel when about 20 cm remains between the side, which is internal relative to the turn, and the edge of the car is located nearby.
  5. When the center pillar of your vehicle is on par with the corner of the adjacent car, you should turn the steering wheel in the direction of the place where you plan to park again.
  6. The last time you need to align the steering wheel is when the car is parallel to the one located next to it. The maneuver is complete.

This car parking has its own nuances, but it is generally considered easy enough to learn.

Diagonal parking

Another easy way to park is diagonal. Mainly done with forwarding movement only. This reverse parking between cars is done in the most extreme cases.

To learn how to do everything correctly and avoid mistakes, you need to remember the following algorithm:

  1. It is necessary that the distance to the side of the car, which is already in the parking lot, should be at least 1.5 meters.
  2. Next, you should start the maneuver and quickly turn the steering wheel towards the parking lot when your windshield is flush with the rear left corner of an already parked car (or the right corner if the place is located to the left in the direction of travel).
  3. Moving forward of the parking pocket, you need to align the steering wheel, carefully controlling normal intervals between the already standing cars on the sides.
  4. You should stop when the front wheel or bumper is at the curb or marking line.

Diagonal parking

What to look for when choosing a parking space?

It is essential to choose a parking place according to all the rules to make no mistakes. The latter should be understood as the creation by your car of an obstacle for the exit or arrival of other transport, pedestrian traffic, public transport. The rules are specified in more detail in the SDA, and you can periodically re-read them.

Additionally, it is worth considering what is nearby. It is not advisable to leave the driver his car near poles, trees, or buildings in an emergency condition. Near multi-story buildings, it is also not worth leaving the vehicle - something can fall off from the structure, someone can throw out the garbage, etc.

Important! Also, do not stop near cliffs, sharp mountain slopes, construction sites without fences.

Electronic parking assistants

The most important rule on the road is the need to keep your distance. Also, the ability and skill of parking even in complex parking spaces. But if a parking sensor is installed on the car, then the task is simplified many times.

What is Parktronic for, and how does it work? This is a device that detects the proximity of obstacles and measures the distance to the obstacle. In case of approaching an object, the system notifies the driver about the obstacle and the distance.

Parktronic consists of controlling sound or light indicators. The advantage of technology is that it allows you to protect the car from any mechanical damage. Parktronic detects other vehicles, people, and other obstacles that pose a danger in a collision. Convenient when parking, where it is sometimes unsafe on crowded streets or crowded parking lots. It is helpful to install and use parking sensors if you are a novice driver.

The work of the parking sensors, in general, is understandable, but let's analyze the details. Functioning properties - the electronic assistant emits a sound wave, which is reflected from the obstacle, returns, and the radar receives the data.

Important! There are sound and light warning signals. The closer the driver approaches the obstacle, the more often the signal sounds or shines.

Not all cars are equipped with parking sensors. Often, motorists themselves install an additional option on their car. Sensors are often placed in this way: two for the front and one for the rear bumper. If you want to find out if you need them, you can rent a car from BLS. Moreover, you can order the service online for the convenience of users.

Of course, electronic assistants are great. But you still need to understand the rules of self-parking. Use the knowledge gained at the driving school, your experience, mirrors, and take your time.

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