Master Parallel Parking with In-Car Driving Lessons

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Does this situation seem familiar to you? Have you ever been subjected to the mockery, pity, and/or warmhearted support of total strangers watching you utterly fail at parallel parking?

If you’re saying, “Geez,  The Onion  , stop writing about my life and get back to writing satire!”, you’re certainly not alone. Parallel parking is one of the hardest driving skills to master. Many new drivers are intimidated by just the thought of it. Even some experienced and otherwise competent drivers struggle when it comes to parallel parking.

If you live in the suburbs, where parking lots are plentiful and parking spaces are wide and cushy, you might convince yourself that you’ll never need to parallel park. But what about when you’re visiting the city, visiting downtown, or looking for a spot on a crowded street ? Sometimes, parallel parking is simply the best or only available option.

Faced with the prospect of having to make 50 little turns and micro-adjustments to fit into that teeny parking space, you might decide instead to circle the block and wait for a spot to open up that you can easily pull into. But that’s a waste of time, gas, and money–not to mention, your limited patience!

Why suffer when it’s possible to park in that space one fluid motion? Learn how to parallel park correctly, once and for all:’s friendly, patient instructors can teach you how. We offer in-car driving lessons behind the wheel of a BMW MINI Cooper or Countryman in California, Georgia, and Texas. (If you’re in Philadelphia, where the  Onion  story is set, you can take lessons from our partner in Pennsylvania, Henry and Joe’s Driving School .)

Driving lessons will turn you into a parallel parking expert, so you’ll no longer have to hear your passengers’ shrieks of “curb check!” or bear the chagrin of having to ask your friend to get out of the car to direct you into a tight parking spot.

And, if you haven’t started driving yet, our professional, licensed instructors can also teach you everything from the basics to complex technical maneuvers. Driving lessons with covers all the skills you need for the driving test and more. Learn to drive with professionals, so you can impress your friends when they see your smooth driving and parking skills!

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