Parallel parking - front end in?

I am a beginer (I just got my drivers license). When it comes to parking next to a curb with the back end in, Im an expert. It's because I practiced it. However, I have some trouble parking with the front end in. Do any of you know how to do it with some helpful techniques like watchin mirrors and stuff like that? With your advice, I could go ahead and practice it. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I've successfully parked front in first many times - the trick is steering the car (slowly, without hitting the curb) until the car is at a 45 degree angle to the curb. When the car reaches 45 degrees, steer the opposite way. If I do this properly, all I have to do is straighten the wheels and back up a few inches - that's it. I find this handy to quickly grab an on-street parking spot before someone tries backing into it.

    Source(s): I've done this with a Neon, BMW 318i and Nissan Sentra. Works great for small cars - will work for larger cars if there is more space to work with.
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  • When attempting to parallel park one should pull all the way up to the next spot equal to the distance of your auto then turn wheel to the right and start backing. Once you are one half of the distance into the available space turn the wheel all the way to the left and continue into the space. Making minor adjustments as needed. Always check your mirrors!

    Source(s): i am a truck driver and i have to back frequently myself
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Who gave you the license?

    did you not read the DMV book. and if you have allready gotten your driver license then why do you wanna continue practicing the parallel parking? today i am meeting some great people along my way!

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  • 1 decade ago

    YOu don't parallel park with front end in.

    You pull past the car in front then back in to the spot.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is alot harder to do it with the nose in first...It is hard to do without scuffing the tire on the curb..The best way to do it nose first is to go over the curb with your right front tire (slowly) and then turn in if you have the room...Best bet is to back in

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i been driving for almost 2 years forgot how to parallel park but its back end in first

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  • 1 decade ago

    If the rear wheels did the steering, then it would be easier to pull straight in. But they don't.

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