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Once you have driven a few cars for a while you will get used to knowing from walking up to a car and getting in just how big it is. But until that time you can use some useful tricks: parallax: if you really want to get a good idea of distance, move your head from left to right to see how much a point on the object in front moves compared to a reference ...


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As said in the other answers, each car is different, and it's mostly experience, if you don't have these little electronic helpers. But I have one trick: Watch the light cones of your front light. As you move towards a wall or an other car, the cones become smaller and smaller, until they are ultimately as wide as your lights. So the width of the light cone ...


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Every single car is different, most of them have different steering angle, different turn radius, etc. So it's all about getting used to it. But sometimes it doesn't work, especially on a long base comfortable cars, that's why designers invented parking sensors... Many urban cars (small and maneuvrable) if you look from the top, they have really round ...


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With today's car designs, you need to "know where your corners are." Blind spots are preventing you from seeing how much space you really do have immediately around your vehicle, so you need to imagine, based on previous experience, how does an object look like when it's far enough away. It is possible to have a vehicle design where you can actually see how ...


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Practice in a store carpark with some cones. Personally, if I'm in a tight spot, I find it easier to reverse in; I can then see all the way down each side of the car using the mirrors (and new cars now generally come with reversing cameras). You say "other than counting experience" - you can't. You need the experience, so you need to practice where you ...


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I'm a bit of a parking elitist, so let me tell you what you should do if you want to be cool, like me :P When pulling or backing into a spot, I've made a habit of pulling in the minimum distance, just enough that my car is in line (also centered and parallel, because parking snob) with the parking spot paint, which is enough to guarantee you aren't hanging ...


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One thing I found with myself, after learning to drive on farms at a very young age, is that I seem to naturally "know" or "feel" where the outer limits of my car is. It's strange and I can't fully explain it, but I've personally never had this issue. However!! Many people do, you're definitely not alone, and there are a few solutions! One, if it's your ...



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