How do you park a car in a parking lot?

How should I park my car in a parking lot? This might sound like a stupid question, but I'm really new to driving, and I'm scared of hitting someone else's car.

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Parking your car in a parking lot can be really stressful, especially if you’re a new driver. But try not to worry! Try using these tips to make parking easy:
  • Make sure that your car is at least eight feet away from the parked cars around you. This should give you enough room to park without hitting anyone.
  • When you’re ready to park, make a tight turn towards the spot. As your front bumper passes the taillights of the car in the parking space, keep turning the wheel as much as you can.
  • Move slowly into the space, and watch out for any obstacles like shopping carts or trash.
  • Once your car is in the space, straighten your wheels to make backing out easier.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Oct 28, 2021
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