We are all aware that pulling forward out of a parking spot is always quicker and more convenient than backing out. Depending on the area you live in, angled parking spots may be more common and challenge you to reverse park. However, with more vehicles equipped with modern technology, such as backup cameras and motion sensors, reverse parking should be a piece of cake! Below are some reasons why it's more beneficial to back into parking spaces:
- Due to technology enabling us to see better and straining our necks, backing into a parking space can be done faster than ever. You can save extra time when leaving the parking lot since you don't have to stress looking for oncoming vehicles, bikers, or pedestrians.
- If you experience an emergency that requires you to leave fast, reverse parking makes it simpler to jump into your vehicle and go where you need to be.
- If you are experiencing any mechanical problems with your vehicle, you'll have more access to the hood of your car for inspections and repairs.
- It's more fuel-efficient to park in reverse. According to a study found by the Institute of Advanced Motorists, reversing out of a parking space with a cold engine uses 20-25x more gasoline in the first several seconds than a warm engine.
Though it may be daunting and feel weird to park in reverse at first, it will help you in the long run. Nevertheless, it is a valuable skill that takes getting used to with time and practice. And if your vehicle has tech-savvy features such as a rearview camera and motion sensor, which will make the learning process so much easier than before. You can save time, energy, money, and someone's life even by reverse parking!
If your vehicle requires any repairs or maintenance, we invite you to bring your car to Woodie's Auto Service & Repair Centers. Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns.