How To Park A Manual Car

First of all, parking the car simply means stopping the car near the parking curbs without considering the existence of other vehicles nearby. When the car has a manual gearbox, the driver needs to “set the arrow” in the direction where he intends to stop the car, reduce the speed with the brake and then reduce the gears from the highest to the lowest.

This way, when the car is close to the sidewalk, the driver needs to put the gear in neutral – popularly called “neutral” and, thus, the car can be turned off. However, if the driver needs to make a beacon, the situation changes a little. The first step is:

  • Get close to the car in front that is parked and stop parallel to it;
  • Leave the “left arrow” activated and engage the “reverse gear”;
  • Then, slightly accelerate the car and start turning the steering wheel towards the place you want to park;
  • Observe in the rearview the distance from the car behind and also if the wheel is far from the “curb”;
  • When you are very close to the sidewalk, turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction and repair the car.

How To Park An Automatic Car

If you already drive a car with a manual transmission but have doubts about parking an automatic car, don’t worry. The logic is very close. The only difference is that you don’t need to engage the clutch to downshift.

The automatic transmission system will downshift as the driver reduces the car’s speed. Therefore, when the driver sees a space to park his vehicle, he must press the arrow in the direction of the space, reduce the speed using the brakes, and, finally, when stopping the car, the driver must put the gearbox in position “P.”

  • Once you’ve stopped, you have to turn off the car.
  • However, if the driver wants to park his car by making a beacon, the procedure is a little different:
  • First, the driver must stop the car beside the vehicle in front;
  • Then, engage the gear in the R position and “accelerate the vehicle backward.”
  • In this process, the driver must turn the steering wheel in the direction of the space he intends to park;
  • Finally, adjust the steering and “fix the car.” When stopping, the driver must put the gear in position P.

After that, turn off the car.

If you need to stop the car on a hill, remember that in cars with automatic transmission, you must first stop the car with the handbrake and then put the transmission in the “P” position. And to go out with the car, you do the opposite: put it in position “D” and then release the handbrake.