I used to be pretty good at parallel parking; back in Portland anyway. Here are some of my tips:
- Start from the a good position; sidle up as close you can stand to the car in front of your target parking spot. You really don't need much room here; you won't be maneuvering left and right until your car is behind this guy. Next time, pull up closer.
- As you back up, as soon as your front wheels are at that other car's fender, crank that steering wheel as far as it can go. Turn tight.
- Go slow - if you do tap bumpers, there will be little to no damage.
- Make every move count; turn as tight as you can every time.
Just like anything else, practice makes perfect.
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