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Do Parking Tickets Go on Your Record?
Parking tickets don’t go on your record, but you still need to be careful because they might have other negative impacts. Read this article to learn about parking tickets and your driving record.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Why Parking Lots Are Bad For Your Car Insurance Rates
Parking lot accidents are minor but can raise your monthly bill. Don’t file claims for minor damage and document any damage to prevent increases.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Find Your Car in a Parking Lot
Finding your vehicle in a packed parking lot can be a struggle. Here's a guide to help you keep track of your car's location.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Can Your Parking Spot Impact Your Car Insurance Rate?
Your parking spot comes with a risk level, and can therefore affect your insurance rates. Indoor parking is generally safer which is reflected in lower premiums.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Park on a Hill
To prevent your car rolling backwards while parking on a hill, make sure you turn your tires appropriately, shift into first gear, and apply the parking break.
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Jerry
Apr 14, 2022
Google Maps Can Help You Find Your Parked Car
Google Maps can save your parking spot on both Android and Apple devices. The app can also help you plan a route with charging stations if you drive an electric vehicle.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
South Carolina Starts New Initiative to Decrease Child Hot Car Deaths
States like South Carolina are taking action against hot car deaths.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Back Into a Parking Space
Searching for tips on how to back into a parking space? Position the rear of your vehicle in front of the space when driving past, then reverse into the spot while straightening.
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Jerry
Apr 14, 2022
How to Tell if a Parking Garage is Liable for a Stolen or Damaged Car
Whether or not you or a valet/garage attendant is responsible for the damage or theft of your car depends on who parks the car and keeps the keys.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Park a Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius may be parked the usual way, but drivers can also use the Toyota Prius Hybrid's parking assistance technology through the use of the park button to ease the process.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Parallel Park
Parallel parking requires a finding a suitable parking space, aligning your car with the car in front of you, and using a 45-degree angle. Read this guide to learn how.
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Jerry
Apr 25, 2022
How to Find City Parking
Finding city parking involves using apps, checking side streets, contacting parking agencies, and checking with third party sellers.
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Jerry
Apr 14, 2022

All Questions on Parking

How much is it if my car got towed?
I’ve been losing my mind looking for parking ever since they built a new shopping plaza near my house. I’ve been considering parking in a towaway zone—I see people doing it all the time now. But how much would it cost if my car got towed?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 16, 2021
Is there such a thing as parking ticket insurance?
Is parking ticket insurance a real thing? I live in New Jersey and get several parking tickets a year. I try not to, but there is never anywhere to park! You can only park at this spot on a particular day and then you can't park there other days... New Jersey needs more parking. These tickets cost me about $500 per year. Is there a way around this?
Shannon Martin
Sep 16, 2021
Why does my car make a clunking noise when shifting from park to drive?
I have a 2012 Chevy, and sometimes, when I shift into gear it makes a loud clunking noise. It can be difficult to shift out of park. I haven’t noticed anything off about my car’s performance, and it only happens sometimes. What causes a clunking noise when shifting from park to drive?
Lynell Spencer
Mar 31, 2022
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.
Liz Jenson
Oct 28, 2021
What are proximity sensors on a car and how do they work?
A car salesman was talking about the proximity sensors on the upper trims of the car I'm looking at. What does this mean? How do they work?
Eric Schad
Apr 25, 2022
Why is my brake light on while I’m driving?
The brake light randomly popped up on my dashboard and I don’t know what to do. I don’t notice any performance issues. Any idea why my brake light is on while I’m driving?
Pat Roache
Jan 28, 2022
Is parallel parking on the driving test in Florida?
I’m so bad at parallel parking! I’ve only done it right one time in my whole life. Will I have to do it on my driving test in Florida? I’m afraid that I might fail if I have to parallel park!
Liz Jenson
Mar 14, 2022
Is parallel parking on the driving test in Texas?
Will I have to parallel park in order to pass my driving test in Texas? I’ve never parallel parked before, and they didn’t teach us how to do it in driving classes. I’m worried that I might fail if I have to do it.
Liz Jenson
Mar 17, 2022
Does a parking ticket go on your driving record?
I pulled up next to a red curb and ran inside to pick up a pizza. When I came back out, I had a parking ticket! Is this going to go on my driving record?
Cassandra Hamilton
Mar 01, 2022
Who's at fault in a parking lot when one vehicle is moving and the other isn't?
I was stopped in a parking lot and a car backed out into me. Who's at fault?
Emily Maracle
Mar 09, 2022
How can I fit my motorcycle and car in my garage?
How can I fit my motorcycle and car in my garage?I have a pretty narrow single car garage. I recently got a motorcycle, but I don’t think it will fit with my car in the garage.
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 25, 2021
Where do you sleep in your car when traveling?
Ever since I saw a few specials on TV, I’ve always wanted to visit Yellowstone. This year, I’m finally going to do it. But since I’m traveling from Chicago, I have quite a ways to go and a tight budget. To save money, I’ll probably sleep in my car. Where is it legal to park and sleep in your car?
Eric Schad
Apr 01, 2022
How long do you have to wait before driving on a sealed driveway?
Can I drive on my sealed driveway or do I have to wait for a few days? I want to park my car in my garage because I don’t like to leave it exposed to the elements overnight, but I also don’t want to mess up my driveway.
Liz Jenson
Feb 03, 2022
Why are moving cars always at fault in parking lots?
My sister was backing out of a parking spot and another car sped past her. She clipped the side of their bumper. She's being assigned a percentage of fault because she was moving. Why?
Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
How do you clean the backup camera lens on a Honda CR-V?
What’s the best way to clean the backup camera lens on my Honda CR-V? I use it to help me park, but it’s been really foggy lately. I’m hoping that cleaning it off will help!
Liz Jenson
Dec 27, 2021
How can I find out if my car was towed?
I live in Philadelphia and was out shopping. I parked somewhere I wasn’t supposed to and now my car is gone. I thought I’d be quick enough to get in and get out, but obviously that didn't happen. What can I do?
Lauren Smith
Oct 13, 2021
How do you pull a car over to the curb?
What can I do to pull over my car without hitting the curb? Every time I pull over I either hit the curb or end up way too far away. What can I do to fix this?
Liz Jenson
Nov 20, 2021
Do parking tickets raise insurance rates?
I got two parking tickets a few months ago. I noticed my insurance rate increased recently. Do parking tickets increase your insurance?
Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
How do car 360 cameras work?
If there are four total cameras on the sides, front, and back of my car, how does it get a view from the top-down? How do these 360 camera images work?
Matthew Macgugan
Apr 25, 2022
What are some safe places to leave your car overnight?
I’m visiting my friend in the city and planning on spending the night. They don’t have parking spots at their apartment and I don’t want to pay for parking. Where are some safe places you can park overnight?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 21, 2022
Do all tickets affect car insurance in Oregon?
I live in an apartment building that doesn't have parking. I'm terrible at moving my car, so I have a lot of parking tickets. Would these affect my insurance cost? Do only certain types of tickets affect your insurance?
Emily Maracle
Nov 02, 2021
How do I use the Find My Car app on a Samsung Gear S3?
I have a bit of a first-world problem: I used to always use the Find My Car app on my Samsung Gear S3 because the parking lot at my job is massive, but since returning to in-person office hours I can’t seem to get it to work anymore. Do you know what happened?
Sarah Gray
Mar 21, 2022
How do you activate the front parking sensors on a BMW?
What steps do I need to take to activate the front parking sensors on my BMW? I would love to have them turned on because I have to parallel park all the time, but I can’t find the switch for them.
Liz Jenson
Nov 20, 2021
Where do I rest while traveling by car?
I want to drive from New York City to Key West to soak in some scenery and get out of the cold. However, Key West is far more expensive than I anticipated! To offset the cost, I thought I’d sleep in my car a few nights. Where can you legally park to sleep in your car?
Eric Schad
Apr 01, 2022
Is parallel parking on the driving test in Maryland?
I’m really nervous about it because I learned how to parallel park in a car with a backup camera but I won’t have a backup camera on the exam. Do I have to parallel park on my driving test in Maryland?
Liz Jenson
Mar 17, 2022
Does a city ordinance go on your driving record?
I just managed to get my driving record cleaned up—then, I got a parking ticket! I’m so frustrated right now. Does a city ordinance go on your driving record?
Brittni Brinn
Feb 23, 2022
How do you put a manual car in park?
I’m supposed to drive my grandmother’s car while visiting her for the summer. She’s got a manual car and I’ve never driven one of those before. How do I put it in park?
Lauren Smith
Oct 26, 2021
How wide are car parking spaces?
What’s the standard width of car parking spaces? I’m getting a new car and I want a tank! The only problem is that I don’t know if a big car is practical. To me, I think it’s a reasonable size if it can fit in a normal parking space.
Joshua Levy
Apr 25, 2022
Is it illegal to park in front of a mailbox?
Will I get a ticket if I park in front of my mailbox? I live in a pretty crowded area that only has street parking and sometimes when I get home late it’s really hard to find a spot. I never park in front of mailboxes because I’m worried about getting in trouble!
Liz Jenson
Apr 01, 2022
When parking on hills, where should your front wheels be pointing?
I know there’s a rule about turning your front wheels in a specific direction when you park on a hill, but I can’t remember what it is. Where should your front wheel face when you’re parallel parked on a hill?
Liz Jenson
Apr 01, 2022

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