According to our recent poll, it turns out that the majority of drivers prefer to reverse into the space, rather than driving straight in or parallel parking.
But let’s face it, no-one’s a huge fan of parking. To help you out, we’ve pulled together our top tips for parking like a pro.
Whether you’re reversing into a space, parallel parking or driving in forwards, it’s important to find a reference point on your car that will let you know when you need to turn into the space. Use your mirrors to find a reference point that works for you, and use it every time you park.
Whilst you need to move your car slowly into the space by accelerating gently, you’ll need to turn the steering wheel quickly to ensure your car manoeuvres in time to avoid hitting anything. Again, reference points will help you here.
Use your mirrors to see how close you are to other cars, as well as keeping an eye on your surroundings – a pedestrian or cyclist could pass by at any moment, so it’s important to know what’s going on around you.
It’s worth considering whether, if another car were to park too close, you would still be able to make it out of the space. Leave plenty of room between your car and surrounding vehicles to ensure you have plenty of space when you need to move.
When you’re in a rush, it’s surprisingly easy to forget where you parked your car – after all, most car parks and side roads look very similar! Take note of the name of the street or car park, or any distinguishing landmarks that will help you find your car later on.
Read our disclaimer
We are all complaining about the cost of motoring at the moment but here are some interesting facts that will help you to reduce your monthly fuel bills...With 50 years' insurance experience, Endsleigh searches a panel of top UK insurers to find our cheapest car insurance quote for you.
Buying your first car is exciting, and most likely to be the first large purchase you’ll make, so it’s important you take the time to make the right choice of car.
Keeping your car well maintained is very important, even more so in winter. Prepare yourself and your car for driving in cold weather, snow and ice with these 11 tips.
Here are some explanations of the most common acronyms and jargon you might come across when considering car insurance.
If you’re not sure what you should be looking for when buying car insurance, here are seven questions to ask yourself before you purchase a policy.