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Revision  of Parking Techniques

Moving Car Closer to Curb

Ensure car straight along with curb. If gap seen in right mirror between the car and curb, then need to move car closer to curb

By Moving Backward

  1. Gear to "R", one right turn, left mirror, left shoulder check, when safe, drift car back till curb edge NO more seen in right mirror & stop

  2. One left turn, drift back 2 meter (about 2 seconds) & stop

  3. One left turn, drift back until you feel car straight (see curb straight in right mirror) & stop

  4. One right turn to straighten wheels

By Moving Forward

  1. Keeping balance between viewing curb in right mirror and viewing curb from front window, drift car towards curb and drive straight for very small distance along with curb and stop (It is a guess work and needs judgement and experience)

 

Up Hill Parking

  1. With good judgement, stop car straight and close along with curb.

Condition 1. If gap seen in right mirror between the car and curb, then

  1. Gear to "R", one right turn, left mirror & shoulder check, when safe, drift car back till curb edge NO more seen in right mirror & stop

  2. One left turn, right & left shoulder check, drift back 2 meter (about 2 seconds) & stop

  3. Complete left turn, left mirror & shoulder check, right shoulder check, drift back until car wheels softly settles with the curb

  4. Gear to “P” and engage park brakes

Condition 2. If car appears very close to curb in right mirror then

  1. Gear to "R", full left turn, left mirror & shoulder check, right shoulder check, drift back until car wheels softly settles with the curb

  2. Gear to “P” and engage park brakes

Driving Out

  1. Gear to “D”, release park brake

  2. Left mirror check, left shoulder check, left signal

  3. When safe, move to drive lane

Down Hill Parking

  1. With good judgement, stop car close and straight along with curb.

Condition 1. If gap seen in right mirror between the car and curb then

  1. Gear to "R", one right turn, left mirror & shoulder check, when safe, drift car back till curb edge NO more seen in right mirror & stop

  2. One left turn, right & left shoulder check, drift back 2 meter (about 2 seconds) & stop

  3. Complete right turn, gear to "D", right shoulder check, drift forward until car wheels softly settles with the curb

  4. Gear to “P” and engage park brakes

Condition 2. If car appears very close to curb in right mirror then

  1. Gear to "D", full right turn, right shoulder check, drift forward until car wheels softly settles with the curb

  2. Gear to “P” and engage park brakes

Driving Out

  1. Gear to “R”, release park brake

  2. While looking back reverse car very slow for about 1 feet & stop

  3. Straighten the tires

  4. Gear to “D”

  5. Left mirror check, left shoulder check, left signal

  6. When safe, move to drive lane

Parallel Parking

  1. Approach Slow, Straight with Right Signal - position your car parallel to the parked vehicle, about 1 meter apart

  2. Stop - when rear edge of parked vehicle seen just after your rear passenger window

  3. Gear to “R”

  4. Steer one turn right

  5. Find 45 degree point - quite far on your line of sight passing along left mirror case of your car (no tilting of your head/body)

  6. Right check, Left check - give way to passing and on-coming vehicles, before move and while reversing till 45 degree

  7. Reverse till 45 degree point - seen straight in front of you from middle of the steering (no tilting your head/body)

  8. Steer one turn left - and checks

  9. Reverse till left edge of parked vehicle and your dashboard level intersect at right bottom corner of your windshield

  10. Steer complete left - and checks

  11. Reverse till vehicle is straight

  12. Straighten wheels (two right turns)

  13. Gear on “P” and engage park brakes

Correction if Car touches the curb

  1. Steer full right

  2. Creep forward

  3. Steer full left

  4. Creep back until car straight 

Correction if Car away from curb

  1. Steer full right

  2. Left check, when safe, drift car back till curb edge NO more seen in right mirror

  3. Straighten tires

  4. Drift back 2 meter (about 2 seconds)

  5. Complete left turn, drift back until car straight

  6. Straighten wheels, gear to "P" and park brakes

Driving Out

  1. If you feel close to front vehicle, then little reverse before driving out, else

  2. Gear to “D”, release park brake, steer full left

  3. Left mirror check, left shoulder check, left signal

  4. When safe, gradually & constantly move to drive lane while steering the car straight

Perpendicular Parking in Parking Lot

  1. Keep car as far away as possible from the parking spot before turning into it

  2. Only brake work, no gas paddle, moving car as slow as possible

  3. When side mirror about to cross 1st vehicle, very slowly move into the spot with complete turn of steering towards slot

  4. After about half move in, start steering to move towards far edge of 2nd vehicle

  5. Then complete opposite turn and move towards front vehicle till car straight

  6. Straighten the wheels (when complete turn of steering, straighten it two times)

  7. Can move ahead till edge of front curb is seen from under side mirror

Correction If car not in center or not straight

  1. With wheels straight, while looking back, crawl back till possible

  2. Now you can easily see what fixing is required.

  3. Fix it while driving forward

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