Westlake Center is located 0.4 mi from Summit Park via Glendale Milford Rd.
Learning Parking at Westlake Center
As a component of learning how to drive manual, you need to get the knack of the two most daunting ways to park - backing up the car in a parking spot and parallel parking with a manual vehicle. The first one mentioned is what we term "back-in parking". You can do that by first moving forward roughly a whole vehicle's length in front of the parking space, and turning on your blinker and making sure there are no cars or pedestrians you may run into. When the coast is clear, step on the clutch pedal and slide the driving stick in reverse gear. Ensure you step on the clutch all the way down until you start backing up the car. Now, press down on the brakes and clutch pedal, pressing them entirely. Then, slowly let go of the clutch until you get to the bite point - which includes a slight uplift on the back of the car and changes to the sounds from the engine. Afterward, raise your foot off the brake and take charge of the clutch and brake pedals to back the car up slowly. Be careful not to go over a few MPH as you carry this out. On your first several tries, you may not like where the manual car finishes up on the parking spot, so do not hesitate to make some slight adjustments, inching in and out up till you're content with how you're parked. We've got that taken care of, so now we'll find out how to safely navigate a stick shift vehicle to accomplish parallel parking. For your and other drivers' sake, put on your right turn signal. Then, drive ahead to a couple feet from the parking space you chose, turning up head to head with the car in front of it. Exercise your safety driving skills and look at your surroundings, pivoting your head around and taking a look at your rear camera and side view and rear view mirrors. To begin, press down on the brake and clutch pedals, keeping them all the way down on the floor. Then, get the tires on straight with the steering wheel. Afterwards, you can ease off of the clutch pedal up until you reach the bite point. You'll know that the clutch has released when you feel the rear of the car raise and hear the sound of the engine changing. Once you're there, pull up your right foot from the brake pedal to get the wheels on your manual vehicle moving. Keep your feet on the brake and clutch, diligently controlling them with your feet to maintain a stable but sure pace with the car. Keep an eye on your mirrors, and when your back bumper is a couple feet at the back of the fender of the vehicle next to you, steer your wheels to the left with the steering wheel. Then, when you see the rear bumper on your right closing in around 2-3 feet from the sidewalk, spin your steering wheel all the way to the right this time. Now, maintaining the manual car's same stable pace, redo your clutch control steps and step off and on the clutch and brake pedals until you get the stick shift vehicle appropriately parked.