Parallel parking is one of those things that you must execute in order to obtain a drivers license and yet rarely use. Kind of like needing to know whether or not it’s okay to pour water on an engine fire (don’t, it makes the fire bigger). If you haven’t perfect the skill of parking in between two cars yet, it can be embarrassing when you can’t pull it off in the clutch.
Here’s how to get it right every time:
Find the Right Space
Take your time choosing the right space to fit into, making sure that there will be a few feet left on either side of your car. It’s okay to circle the block a few times. As with most Hyundai’s, you’re getting exceptional gas mileage. You’ll drive around town wondering if your gas gauge is broken because it takes so long to lose one bar.You don’t want to start off with an impossible task.
Check your mirrors as you slow down to prepare for parking. Make sure that whoever is behind you knows that you are about to engage in the act of parallel parking by putting on your turn signal and slowly gliding past the car parked directly behind your future spot.
Begin the Move
The first part of the move is to position yourself next to the car parked directly in front of your future spot. This is where it becomes obvious that parallel parking is a bit of an art form. You don’t want to be too close to the other car and at the same time, you don’t want to be too far away. When you are parallel to this car, you are ready to begin step four.
To the Right
Now put your car in reverse, but don’t do anything yet. Check for traffic behind you. Now that the coast is clear, it’s time to begin the first part of what is known as the S-curve. Turn your wheel all the way to the right, but keep your foot on the brake!
Back It Up
Begin to back up by slowly releasing the brake. Stress will be at an all time low with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra available collision warning system that alerts you of an impending collision and autonomously brakes when needed.
To the Left
You’ll have no problem turning the wheel back to the left as you begin to square your Elantra up with the curb. Take your time to make sure that you have enough space to clear the front car’s rear bumper as you prepare to turn the steering wheel the other day. Stop even further short of the car directly behind you than you think and adjust until you’re perfectly in-between both parked vehicles.
Cherry on Top
There’s no shame in getting out of the car to check your distance from the curb. According to the Kentucky DMV, your vehicle must be parked no further than 12 inches from the curb or edge of the roadway. Whatever you do, don’t scrape up your nice new Elantra rims!
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