How to Parallel Park
You are either good at it or you SUCK.
Every morning on the Wakin' Up with CJ and Jess Show we start the show with a question that can win you some really cool prizes, we call it the "Early Morning Brain Stimulator". The question today was 74% of drivers say this is the thing they stress about most. What is it?
If you missed the answer, it was parallel parking, congrats to John who got it right and also let us know that he, like me, is a professional parallel parker. No, really!
There are not many things that I am good at in life so I take the small victories when I can get them which is why I think I should get a special license plate or something that states that I am one the best parallel parkers in the WORLD!
I'm so good at it that I go out of my way for a parking challenge. I will search for the smallest spot and do everything I can to fit in it. LOL. Yes it drives anyone I'm with crazy but I am that good.
If you are more like Jess and do everything you can to avoid having to parallel park, I found some simple instructions on how to parallel park, according to Geico. Here is what they say you need to do in 4 easy steps.
Find the right fit. Don’t try to parallel park in the first spot you see, You should try and find a spot that's about one-and-a-half times the length of your vehicle.
Put it in reverse and start slowly until the middle of your car lines up with the other car’s rear bumper.
Head toward the curb and cut the steering wheel sharply toward the curb to approach at a 45-degree angle. Make sure you continue until you can see the headlights of the car behind you in the driver’s-side door mirror. Also remember that when the passenger’s door mirror is in line with the rear bumper of the car in front of you, you need to turn your wheels back the other way.
Now that you in the spot all you have to do is straighten and align your car. Make sure you center your car between the two other vehicles so that they can get out from their space.
I hope this helps you out next time you need to squeeze into a spot.