Parallel parking is a challenge for any car user. Especially for a nervous motorist, it is a difficult task indeed. Parking between two cars requires some special techniques. Here we are trying to share a step-by-step guide of parallel parking that may reveal all the secrets of parking between two cars.

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Benefits of parallel parking

Parallel parking can be a daunting task for inexperienced drivers while they are taking their tests. But a little practice may help them to park the vehicle in a small space. It may also help them to save time to find a larger parking area.

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Identify the space

Finding a suitable space is the first step to performing parallel parking. You have to identify the parking space which is parallel to the edge of the highway. While choosing the space you have to be aware of the size of your vehicle. The space should be one and a half or two times your car’s length. It would be better if it is in the same direction as the highway. Because parking on the opposite side may create complications while pulling out your vehicle.

Look around 

Check the space between the vehicle immediately ahead of your car. Maintain at least one-meter distance and engage reverse gear to fix it at the desired position. When other traffic has passed or lets you continue, then start your move. While doing so, always turn your head through the rear window to look around carefully.

Maintain the slow and straightway

Once you keep the vehicle at a 45-degree angle continue to reverse slowly. Check your surroundings and move slow and straight. The front of your vehicle will be sticking out into the road.

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Wide and traffic-free residential streets may not require parallel parking. But it is very crucial when you need to park your car at the side of the busy road.