How to park stress-free on the roadside
Backwards parking – the beads of sweat on your forehead reveal that we are exposed to stress. Parking on the side of the road often becomes a nerve-racking manoeuvre, especially in big cities. We’ll show you how to park correctly on the side of the road:
Stand parallel to the vehicle in front of the parking space. Keep a distance of about 50 centimeters. If you can see the rear light of the car in the middle of the right rear window, you can engage reverse gear and start parking. To do this, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right. Now slowly reverse until you see the kerb in the left corner of the rear window. Turn the steering wheel to the left as far as it will go and continue driving backwards into the gap. Now straighten the steering wheel and correct the parking position if necessary.
You should also pay attention to the correct setting of the mirrors when parking: You should be able to see the rear door handle in the lower right corner of the left wing mirror, and the rear door handle in the lower left corner of the right wing mirror. The complete rear window should be visible in the interior mirror.
That sounds very simple in theory, of course. But don’t despair if it doesn’t work the first time. Keep calm and try again. Especially when it comes to parking: Practice makes perfect.
Digital parking in Germany – less stress thanks to smartphones
The latest technologies also help to reduce stress when parking on the roadside or in multi-storey car parks. Often it’s not just the parking itself that makes us feel uncomfortable, but the search for a parking space or small change for the parking ticket machine, the exact estimation of the parking time in advance and the fear of a parking ticket if you exceed the parking time a bit. With the innovative Handyapp from ParkNow these things are a thing of the past! The app gives you an overview of the parking possibilities in your city, so that you can choose a suitable parking space according to location or price. Operation is child’s play, because the parking process is started or stopped at the touch of a finger on “Start” or “Stop”. Since the parking time is recorded to the minute, you will never pay too many fees again. Billing takes place conveniently at the end of the month with just one transaction. Download your mobile phone app for free and park your car stress-free at the roadside or in the multi-storey car park!