We all had that someone - mum, dad, aunt, neighbour - who told us everything we needed to know about parallel parking. Over time we lose some of it and pick up bad habits. Drop back into driver's ed with a smart video.
What distinguishes this clip, crafted by Vehix (with just a little bit of cheesy branding) and posted by the Wise Bread frugality blog, is that it moves slowly but deliberately through the parallel parking process. Three different driving instructors provide different spoken or diagrammed illustrations of what's happening, while one of a few intrepid drivers tries to pull off the perfect parallel themselves. You see them try, fail, try better, and learn a few points to keep in mind the next time you're facing a lack of off-street parking and just one tight little spot left.
As Wise Bread points out, being confident about parallel parking saves you from driving up six storeys and paying ransom at a parking garage.