Driver shows how to nail parallel parking every time using easy 20-second trick

Cars parked
-Credit: (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

No one's a fan of parallel parking, but it's an essential skill for drivers.

The task can be particularly daunting when attempting it on a busy street or with a car full of passengers. For some motorists, it's a breeze, but others might find themselves turning down their music to focus.

But now, there's no need to worry as a nifty 20-second technique promises to make you a parallel parking pro. A TikTok user, @master_driver666, shared the tip with her 771,900 followers, captioning her video: "99% of people don't know how to side parking."

READ MORE: Common car mistake most drivers keep making – and it could ruin your vehicle

In the short 22-second video, she demonstrates how to line up your vehicle with the parked car's door. Once you've got the positioning right, you can execute the move smoothly, ensuring you're not too far from the kerb.

The clip also reveals another alignment point to help achieve the perfect park.

Remember, the key is to take it slow and double-check all mirrors. After completing your checks, you'll be able to slot into the space effortlessly.

The video has already racked up 700 likes and numerous shares.

However, not everyone was convinced by the advice, despite its popularity. One sceptic asked: "Um what if there's a station wagon there?" While another bluntly dismissed it as "utter nonsense."

So next time parallel parking gets your pulse racing, why not try out this little trick? Just recently, the same TikTok user shared three little-known car buttons you need to better your experience.