I am getting ready to take my driving test I just need to know how to parallel park.
Most Helpful Guy
Get parallel to the car that's going to be in front of you. You should be right next to it.
Slowly back up until the middle of your car is at the back of the other car. Turn as sharply as possible so that your car is turning toward the curb. (If the curb is on the right, turn the wheel right.)
Once your car is at a 45 degree angle to the curb, straighten the wheel so that you're backing up straight.
Turn the wheel sharply in the opposite direction than the first turn you made backing in. This will straighten your car so you're parallel to the curb. Use your judgment as to when your car will clear the one in front of you with that sharp turn.
Tweak your exact position between the cars on either side of you and your distance from the curb by make small back-and-forth adjustments.
Remember to use your turn signal when you take the test. Constantly monitor your position and move slowly. You'll have to make much sharper turns doing this than just about anything else you do while driving.
Most Helpful Girl
That's really hard to talk about without actually being behind the wheel of a car. I'd say maybe also practice just readjusting in the car. Like backing up and straightening out in a lot of different angles and stuff until you get really used to how the car moves so you're not only focused on the steps of parallel parking specifically and you feel confident moving the car in any type of maneuver.1