I passed my driving test a month ago and got a car a few weeks ago.
I'm loving driving but am having a lot of trouble reversing into a bay, I just can't seem to get it right at all! On my instructor's car I new exactly where I was supposed to be turning and obviously got a lot of guidance.
The car I'm in is quite big but not huge (2009 Ford Fiesta) and I'm either wonky in the bay or two wide or straddling two bays.
Either go to a car park that's deserted one day.. or at night when there's no one around and practice there. There used to be a car park near I live that's usually empty during the day/night, and I used to just practice there.
Although since I've passed, I've never reversed into a bay before, I just park straight into it now.
(Original post by sundogs)
It's not huge but it's definitely bigger than the old style fiestas.
It's a tad smaller than the ford focus.
I might have a practise.
Lol I was just teasing. Yeah the best bet is to keep on practising, that will teach you when to turn in e.t.c. I have been driving for 6 plus years so it's routine. Eventually it will become instinctive for you. Every car is a little different too.
I'm crap at parking too, I usually just keep moving it in and out until it's between the lines and I can get out without smashing the car next to me and so they can get in their car of course. I'm gradually getting better.
Go to a big supermarket car park, by me theres a few huge Tescos and Sainsburys which are always really busy for the first few rows and then it gradually gets emptier the further away you get; should be plenty of space for you to practice and saves you doing it at night,would be easier in the day. It might not be possible or easy to do in the day due to the layout of the car park (cars going up and down the rows to get exit) but they shouldbe open 24 hours anyway so you can go early in the morning or late at night and try it.