Walker Springs Plaza is located 0.5 mi from Bearden High School via Kingston Pike.
Learning Parking at Walker Springs Plaza
Possibly unsurprisingly, back-in parking and parallel parking are two of the most complicated parts of studying how to park a manual transmission car. We will first look into back-in parking, or backing a vehicle up into a parking area. To start things off, move the car onward and stop when you're a couple feet ahead of the parking spot. Then, keep in mind to switch your turn signal on and look to see if you have an empty road behind you. Once clear, press on the clutch pedal and move the gear stick to reverse gear. Be sure you step on the clutch completely to the floor while you haven't begun your back-in yet. With your left foot still pressing on the clutch, press the brakes with your right foot too. Then, gradually raise your foot off from the clutch pedal until it hits the friction point; you'll know you're there when the rear of your vehicle rises and hear a different noise coming from the engine. Now, you can gently raise your right foot from the brake pedal, then maintain careful control of the brakes and clutch to start backing up the manual car to park. Considering that you're in reverse, definitely ensure you aren't exceeding a couple of miles per hour. Now, if upon your initial try, you're not okay with how you've stationed the stick shift vehicle, you can always create some minimal changes like we described. Now that we've understood how to do back-in parking, let's run you through how to parallel park in a stick shift vehicle. First off, switch on your right turn signal to alert drivers and pedestrians around you. Then, drive the car forward until you're 2-3 feet ahead of the parking space; you need to be parallel to the car in front of that space. Right after getting in position, see to it that the road ahead and behind you are clear, looking at your backup camera, turning your head to take a look around, and, needless to say, looking at your rearview and sideview mirrors. Start pushing down the brake and clutch pedals down to the floor of the car. Get your steering wheel up aligned to see to it your tires are on correctly. The moment everything is good to go, release the clutch pedal gradually until the clutch catches. You'll know you've reached the friction point when you pick up a different noise from the engine and sense the rear of the vehicle rise a bit. Then, carefully raise your right foot from the brake to get the car moving. Maintain a slow and steady space reversing the car by maintaining a very careful control on the clutch and brake pedals. And then, when you see the rear bumper get to a couple feet behind the back bumper of the car next to you, steer your wheels all the way to the left. Then, as soon as your right back bumper turns up 2-3 feet from the brim of the sidewalk, turn your steering wheel to the right. Retain your slow motion with the manual clutch work using the brakes and clutch pedal until you get the manual transmission vehicle to a full stop.