Do you go to great lengths to avoid having to parallel park? This should help conquer your parallel parking fears…
Does parallel parking send your anxiety levels through your car roof? Do you go to great lengths to avoid having it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – in fact 70% of our readers avoid parallel parking at all costs!
1. Practice makes perfect
While we know that you like to avoid parallel parking at all costs, you need to start somewhere. Start at home – where there’s less pressure from the general public to park like a pro. Set up markers and get into the habit of practicing your parallel parking maneuvers every time you get home.
2. Take it slow
There really is no need to rush. The slower you do it, the more time you’ll have to correct yourself if you misjudge the space.
3. Don’t stop until you get it right
Those who fear parallel parking are usually the ones who gave up trying and decided that they’d never be able to get the hang of it. But the truth is that once you’ve got it, you’ve got it for life and you’ll never fear another parallel parking spot again. So persevere. Go forth and conquer those parallel parking nerves!
The videos below are great references to use before you set off for your practicing…
Parallel Parking for every day driving
Parallel Parking for K53