Having a garage space in which to park your vehicle can be extremely convenient—especially when it comes to increasing security around your car and protecting it from the outdoor elements. However, if you've been hesitant to park your vehicle in your garage due to a lack of space or concerns over denting and dinging your car in the process, you could be missing out on those benefits.
The good news? By following a few simple solutions for easier garage parking, you can maximize parking space in your garage and begin parking your vehicle inside with ease.
Get Your Garage Organised
Often times, a perceived lack of space are really just an organisational issue. If your garage seems too cluttered to fit your vehicle, it's time to re-think your garage organisation. Specifically, you may want to look into installing some vertical storage shelving or even suspended storage that attaches to your garage ceiling. There are all kinds of practical and inexpensive cabinet systems, overhead storage racks, and other options to help you free up floor space for parking.
Set Up a Simple Parking Aid
If you're worried about bumping your car into a wall or otherwise damaging your car (or home!) while trying to park in your garage, a simple parking aid can help give you a greater sense of confidence and peace of mind. You can either rig up your own DIY parking aid (by hanging a tennis ball from the ceiling that indicates the ideal stopping point for your vehicle, for example) or invest in a proper garage sensor that will flicker a red light when your vehicle gets too close to the wall.
Protect Your Car with Wall Bumpers
For even more peace of mind, consider installing some inexpensive foam bumpers on your garage walls that will protect your car from damage in the event that you park a little too far forward or swing your door open into a wall. These can be especially useful in a more confined garage space. A simple solution is to cut pool noodles in half and affix them to the walls at the desired height.
Practice Makes Perfect
Anxiety over parking inside a garage is often caused by a lack of familiarity with manoeuvring a vehicle within the space. This is especially common for those who have just recently purchased a new home with garage access or for those first few weeks when buying a new car, especially if you’ve upgraded to a large SUV. In these instances, a little bit of practice can go a long way in increasing your confidence with parking.
Upgrade Your Garage Door System
Last but not least, consider optimising your parking situation by upgrading your existing garage door system. Installing a new garage door remote control system can make parking in your garage more enjoyable and convenient—and if your existing garage roller doors have seen better days, you might even consider replacing them with new roller doors or a B&D Panelift™ door.
Your garage should be an enjoyable space in which to park your vehicles and store personal belongings, and these tips can help you make that happen. If you're interested in installing new garage doors, Wholesale Garage Doors has you covered with a wide range of Panelift doors, B&D Roll-A-Doors®, Panelift® Icon™ doors, and more. Contact us to discuss your needs today.