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Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.

1. Pull alongside the car ahead of the space you want. Align your rear axle with that car's bumper. Turn the wheel toward the curb at full lock.

2. Back up until the center of your inside rear tire aligns with the streetside edge of the forward car. Straighten wheel, continue to reverse.

3. When your outside tire aligns with that same edge, turn the wheel the other way.

4. If all went according to plan, you're in the space, bodywork intact. Get out and admire your work.

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parking_FINAL.jpg

 

 

 

 

Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.

1. Pull alongside the car ahead of the space you want. Align your rear axle with that car's bumper. Turn the wheel toward the curb at full lock.

2. Back up until the center of your inside rear tire aligns with the streetside edge of the forward car. Straighten wheel, continue to reverse.

3. When your outside tire aligns with that same edge, turn the wheel the other way.

4. If all went according to plan, you're in the space, bodywork intact. Get out and admire your work.

Thanks for sharing! Now is there a car for me to try on?

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Turbocharged

Although there is theory to explain this, I mainly use my feel and sense the energy of the cars around me.

 

Most times I get it right, but once in a while I need to adjust again especially when the space is very tight.

 

Like this more shiok mah. Go and remember so much theory for what? Lol.

 

parking_FINAL.jpg

 

 

 

Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.

1. Pull alongside the car ahead of the space you want. Align your rear axle with that car's bumper. Turn the wheel toward the curb at full lock.

2. Back up until the center of your inside rear tire aligns with the streetside edge of the forward car. Straighten wheel, continue to reverse.

3. When your outside tire aligns with that same edge, turn the wheel the other way.

4. If all went according to plan, you're in the space, bodywork intact. Get out and admire your work.

 

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Hypersonic

Hardly need to parallel park in Singapore.

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Turbocharged

as for me, I always take out the poles. align them with certain stickers on my rear window and do the turns according to what they taught me driving school. always get it right without fail. :D

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1st Gear

Lol. Theory always so different when comes to practical.

 

Most impt is to know your vehicle in and out. Including the limits your vehicle can stretch and go. Ie Driving

 

Some people just feel their vehicle can go beyond their limits and hence got into minor accidents or accidentally stretch their bodywork.

 

 

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Hypersonic

i always lament why LTA draw such big lot for parallel parking....no challenge at all.

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Supersonic

parking_FINAL.jpg

 

 

 

Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.

1. Pull alongside the car ahead of the space you want. Align your rear axle with that car's bumper. Turn the wheel toward the curb at full lock.

2. Back up until the center of your inside rear tire aligns with the streetside edge of the forward car. Straighten wheel, continue to reverse.

3. When your outside tire aligns with that same edge, turn the wheel the other way.

4. If all went according to plan, you're in the space, bodywork intact. Get out and admire your work.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NFl4QLtfjc

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Hypersonic

i always lament why LTA draw such big lot for parallel parking....no challenge at all.

Then you should try parallel parking in Hong Kong. On a tight road, both sides are parked with cars. Very difficult to park.

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Twincharged

This is exactly the same as what was taught in driving school.

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Turbocharged

Hardly need to parallel park in Singapore.

 

JB leh?? [:p]

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Turbocharged

Then you should try parallel parking in Hong Kong. On a tight road, both sides are parked with cars. Very difficult to park.

 

Just bring 1 can of white paint, another can of black paint... re-draw the lot until you can close one eye also can park!! [thumbsup]

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Supersonic

You go ulu MY areas, can parallel park by driving head in. [laugh] That's what I did in Langkawi.

 

 

JB leh?? [:p]

 

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1st Gear

Lots of places need to parallel park woh...

Like Geylang, for food ah...ha ha ha..Jalan Besar, Balestier, etc

Cannot help it..all the good food spots :)

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Hypersonic

 

Just bring 1 can of white paint, another can of black paint... re-draw the lot until you can close one eye also can park!! [thumbsup]

 

How to re-draw when it's illegal parking? [grin]

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Turbocharged

 

How to re-draw when it's illegal parking? [grin]

 

Can draw a legal lot to park, yes?

 

If it's illegal parking, just park a bit slanting also can what!!

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Turbocharged

You go ulu MY areas, can parallel park by driving head in. [laugh] That's what I did in Langkawi.

 

 

 

Their parallel lot must be 2x the size in sgp!! [thumbsup]

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