3 Must – Knows When it Comes to Parking

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3 tips to save time and money on parking

Everyone hates the stress of having to find and park their car when rushing to work or hurrying to catch a flight so the team from Parking Deals Australia have put together 3 simple tips to finding a park and parking your car which will save you time and hopefully leave you with some spare change.

1. Do Some Research

If you’re planning to use a parking garage it always helps to shop around. Before you leave, look up all the nearby parking garages and find the one with the best deal or rates. Print out the advertised pricing structure and bring it with you. When bargaining for the right price with parking lot attendants, they won’t be able to argue if you have it in writing.

2. The S Method

Turn on your signal and pull up three feet away from the car you want to park behind. Make sure to align your back tires with the other car’s back bumper. Put your car into reverse and turn all the way to the right. Very slowly back up until you are at a 45-degree angle, then stop. Turn the wheels all the way to the left. Back up very slowly until you are parallel with the curb. If done correctly, you should be less then twelve inches from the curb.

3. Exiting a parallel parking spot

Back up straight, as far as you can go, without touching the car behind you. Turn the wheels all the way to the left, then make sure that you put your car in drive. Put on your turn signal. Be sure to check traffic, including your blind spot. Your right fender needs to have enough room to clear the car in front of you. Turn the wheels slowly to the right when you are halfway out of the parking space.

 

Happy parking from the Parking Deals Australia team!

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