Parallel parking is an art that involves pulling up next to the car in front of the space, turning the wheel towards the curb and backing up slowly halfway to the curb. Steer in the opposite direction to straighten out in a parallel parking spot with instructions from a professional driving instructor in this free video on driving.
Next we are going to talk about how to parallel park. I'm going to pull up here and parallel park behind this car. So you are going to pull up to the car and you are going t turn your signal on. You are going to pull up next to the car until your rear tires are pretty much at the rear of the car that you are going to be parking behind and then you are going to put the car in reverse, turn your wheels, and slowly start backing up and then once you get about half way back towards the curb and your front tires are clear of the car in front of you, then you are going to start steering back the other way and you should be able to just slide right in there and be right behind the car. If there is anyone behind you obviously you can keep an eye out for them as well as you are pulling into the space to make sure that someone is not going to rear end you. Sometimes people will try to go around you when you are parallel parking and not realizing that your front end is going to swing out. As you are backing up if there is a car behind you you want to make sure that you have enough clearance to get into the space. Generally you want the space that you are trying to pull into to be about one and a half times the length of your car. If it is any shorter than that it is very difficult to get into. If it is bigger than that of course no problem you can get in usually pretty easy and that is it on parallel parking. It is pretty easy.