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Parking and Manoeuvring

Parking and Manoeuvring
  • Learn from an IAM RoadSmart expert
  • 75 minutes coaching in your own car
  • Improve your judgement with manoeuvring
  • Friendly, practical tips and advice
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Course overview

Why should you take it?

Do you find it sometimes takes you more than one go to parallel park? Or maybe you lack confidence reversing into tight spaces? Or perhaps you’re just fed up with the scratches on your car that can be so costly to fix?

Low-speed collisions are the single biggest cause of damage to cars in the UK. That’s hardly surprising with roads now busier than ever and parking spaces getting more and more difficult to find. The design of some modern cars doesn’t help either, with visibility often compromised in a way that makes it harder to judge distances.

Our one-to-one expert coaching will teach you new skills to help you overcome your parking nerves, protecting you from scrapes in your car and friction with other drivers.

What can you expect?

You can arrange your session at the time and the place that suits you best. Before you set off, your friendly guide will quickly run through what you’ll be covering during the 75-minute session. If there’s something specific you’d like help with, simply let our expert know and they’ll be delighted to include that in your training.

You’ll then set off in your own car to learn how best to handle all kinds of parking situations. As well as providing general advice, our expert will observe you behind the wheel and let you know if any improvements could be made.

By the end of the session, you’ll be on the way to mastering all the tricky manoeuvres that you previously dreaded. Who knows, you might even become confident enough to let people watch you park!

Benefits

Learn from an IAM RoadSmart expert

75 minutes coaching in your own car

Improve your judgement with manoeuvring

Master parallel parking

Boost your all-round driving confidence

Structure

Purchase your module and arrange a session to suit you

Our customer care team will assign you an instructor and contact you to arrange a suitable time and place for your session.

Meet your instructor and prepare for your drive

You will attend the session in your own vehicle. Every on-road session begins with essential eyesight and vehicle checks. And don't forget your driving licence! 

Take to the road for your module session

Your instructor will take you to an area appropriate for the module subject and observe your driving, identifying areas of focus and offering helpful hints.

Debrief

Discussion of your areas for development, and tips on how you can improve your skills.