There are many dangers on the road that pose a threat to your car, but one of the most common places were accidents happen are congested parking lots. Follow these parking safety tips that will ensure your car doesn’t get damaged.
When you drive through a parking lot, you can see many cars not parked between the yellow lines. This often results in door dings and other damage to your car. That is why when you park, make sure there is enough room between you and the spaces around you to safely open your door. If you worry other people will park too close to you, drive towards the back of the lot where less people want to park.
An additional parking safety tip you should practice when out is to hide your valuables. It’s incredibly easy for someone to break into your car. If you have expensive items that you care about in your vehicle, make sure to tuck them away. Use the compartments in your car and the floor to keep them safe.
While this should be a no brainer, people still leave their cars open. This not only makes it easy for people to steal things, but they could also take your car. You should also roll up your windows for the same reasons. Many cars today have automatic locks, but don’t rely on them too often and check before you walk away from your vehicle.
Parking lots are full of people driving and pedestrians walking. To avoid hitting a car or a person, you have to pay attention. This means you need to go slow through the lot and stop for those who try to walk across. You should also look out for cars when you back out of a spot. Since, according to AAA Newsroom, “More than three quarters (76 percent) of U.S. drivers most frequently park their vehicle by pulling forward into a parking spot, rather than backing in,” you need to look out for other cars backing out of parking spaces as well.
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