It probably won’t shock you to learn that parallel parking was named the number onecause of driver stress for 18-34 year-olds in a recent study. Thanks to new driver-assist technology like backup camera and collision warnings, most younger drivers simply don’t have the practice to nail down a specific parallel parking routine. Itfeels like they’re doing it for the first time, every time, and that’s where all the stress is coming from.
If you’re someone who stresses out parallel parking, have no fear. We’re about to present you with a foolproof guide to parallel parking like a pro.
We promise: once you’ve tested this method a few times, you’ll have formed good enough parallel parking habits to be able to repeat this over and over and over without anxiety.
Once you’ve found a big enough space…
Remember: look carefully for oncoming traffic before exiting your vehicle!
The key to learning to parallel park is that it is a repeatable skill. Once you know how to do it, you can do it every single time. It doesn’t require special judgment or veteran experience. It just takes a bit of practice and the right steps to make it happen.
And now you have those!
So, get out there and practice your parallel parking. Just remember that it’s all about aligning your wheels in the right spots and cutting your wheels at the right times. It’s not a skill you have to “master.” It’s simply a set of steps you need to remember, and practice, and practice again.
You’ll be parallel parking like a pro in a matter of minutes.