1. Parallel parking
Parallel parking is a common nightmare for many new drivers. First of all, check that you have enough space. Let’s say you need to do parallel parking on the right-hand side. You need space no less than one and a half times the length of your car.
Keep in mind that you may need to drive slightly further in step #1 if your car is longer than the standard size.
2. 45° angle parking
These steps apply if you need to park in an angled spot to your right.
Keep in mind that you may need to do some adjustments for step #2 if your car is not a standard length.
3. Adjust the driver’s side mirror.
While sitting on the driver’s seat, lean to the left as close to the side window as possible and adjust the mirror so that you can see the back fender. When you are in a proper sitting position, you should barely see the side back fender.
4. Adjust the passenger’s side mirror.
While sitting in the driver’s seat, lean to the right so your head is practically in the center of the car and adjust the mirror so that you can see the back fender. When you are in a proper sitting position, you should barely see the side back fender.
5. Adjust the rearview mirror.
Adjust the rearview mirror so the back window is positioned right in its center.
6. Perpendicular parking
Let’s say you want to do perpendicular parking to your right.
7. Driver’s seat adjustment
This is the first thing you should do. The correctly adjusted seat will make driving safer and less tiring.
8. Arm positioning on the steering wheel
Adjusting the steering wheel is crucial for your safety.