Tips For Choosing A Parking Spot

Choosing a parking spot isn’t as easy as it looks. There are many different things you should take into consideration when it comes to that. You, first and foremost, need to ensure that you check safety and legality first when you are looking to park in an area. You need to make sure that you, your passengers and your car are going to be in an area that is not going to bring harm to any one of you.


Here are some general tips that can be of great assistance in guiding you with parking in areas like shopping center car parks. Read them below and follow them the next time you are looking to park in such a place:

  • If you see a vehicle with a car seat inside it, don’t park on the side that the car seat is on. Chances are, if the young child returns to the car and he/she opens the door, the poor little thing will have no clue about how carefully he/she should open the door. The child may open it quickly and forcefully, causing it to hit your car.


  • Don’t park by a very big vehicle, such as a 4WD, a van or a truck, that may block your view when you want to leave the parking spot.


  • Park some distance from other cars if the park car is generally empty. This will help to ensure that your car is less likely to be targeted by car thieves.


  • Park in an area that you know will be well-lit, if you presume that you will be coming to retrieve your car at night.


  • Never park and try taking up two parking spots – another vehicle will try to squeeze in between you and the other parked vehicle.


  • Try not to park on the street at night, but if there’s no space in a lot and you must park on the street, do it in such a way that your car is parked in the right direction. Park your car so that its tail lights can reflect the headlights or oncoming vehicles so they can more easily avoid you.



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