Parking on Hills Made Easy
If you avoid parking on hills because you don’t want your car taking a joyride without you, help has arrived. Once you know these handy tricks, an entire world of parking spots opens up for you.
IF THE HILL HAS A CURB
Parking near a curb is ideal because it can stop your car from rolling downhill. If you’re parking uphill, turn your front wheels away from the curb and then back up a bit until the tires touch the curb. If the hill is steep, use your emergency brake before putting your car in park.
If you’re parking downhill, turn your front wheels toward the curb and let the car roll forward a bit until the tires touch it. Again, if the hill is steep, use the emergency brake before putting your car in park.
IF THE HILL DOESN’T HAVE A CURB
If the hill doesn’t have a curb, turn your wheels toward the side of the road. That way, if your car rolls, it rolls into the roadside and not into oncoming traffic.
And that’s it for parking on a hill. Keeping these tips in mind means you can park in peace and know your car will be safe while you’re away.