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Parking Tips: How to Park a Large Truck in a Lot

May 27, 2016

Parking a large truck can be difficult for a new driver, particularly if they are accustomed to driving a much smaller vehicle. It is essential to account for the significant weight of the truck and avoid undercutting the turns. Follow these tips to park your used pickup safely:

  • ·Double-check the mirrors: You must be able to judge the gap and distance precisely while reversing. Adjust your mirrors properly and take care to negate the blind spots of your truck.
  • ·Take adequate space: A truck needs a lot of space to maneuver. A wide-open space is the best option, but it might not always be available. Choose a proper space, preferably near smaller vehicles, so that there is adequate space for you to adjust the truck properly.
  • ·Ensure proper braking: Due to its large mass, a truck carries a lot of momentum and needs a significant distance to halt. So, you should judge the available space properly and brake at a proper distance. If you are carrying a heavy load, move the truck very slowly while parking. Otherwise, you might risk hitting the nearby vehicles or barriers.
  • ·Learn the three-point turn: If you need to park a large vehicle in a tight space, a three-point turn is a valuable skill to learn. After executing the three-point turn, you need to adjust your vehicle a little and smoothly park in the vacant spot.

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Tim’s Truck Capital & Auto Sales Inc.

904 Suncook Valley Hwy

Epsom, NH 03234

Phone: 888.659.1537

Website: www.timstruckcapital.com