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Park car in gear (against slope) or in neutral?

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sentenceinterrupted Thu 19-Apr-18 13:58:26

That's it really, DP and I disagree. Do you park the car in gear or in neutral? Vote needed please !

AnnieOH1 Thu 19-Apr-18 13:58:59

In gear.

Yarnswift Thu 19-Apr-18 13:59:20

In gear!

Luxembourgmama Thu 19-Apr-18 13:59:30

In gear on a slope. I used to park in neutral but asked around and in gear is best apparently. On the flat always in neutral.

Theknacktoflying Thu 19-Apr-18 13:59:50

In gear

Sirzy Thu 19-Apr-18 14:00:06

In gear on a slope

PinkAvocado Thu 19-Apr-18 14:00:11

In gear

araiwa Thu 19-Apr-18 14:00:13

In gear on a hill

PinkCalluna Thu 19-Apr-18 14:00:22

In gear in case your brakes fail.

I was also taught tgat you should turn your wheels to the curb.

MooseBeTimeForSnow Thu 19-Apr-18 14:01:49

If you’re facing uphill, also turn your wheels away from the curb.

Knittedfairies Thu 19-Apr-18 14:02:44

In gear. Which side are you on OP?

adaline Thu 19-Apr-18 14:02:48

Always in gear!

MissWilmottsGhost Thu 19-Apr-18 14:03:06

I always park in gear, it would feel wrong not to.

CluedoAddict Thu 19-Apr-18 14:03:20


Wolfcub Thu 19-Apr-18 14:03:31

In gear

AuntLydia Thu 19-Apr-18 14:04:18

In gear. Always on a slope.

Shinygoldbauble Thu 19-Apr-18 14:04:24

Always in gear.

FindoGask Thu 19-Apr-18 14:04:42

In gear, always (slope or otherwise) If the handbrake fails the car won't move.

MrPan Thu 19-Apr-18 14:04:42

In first if facing up hill, in reverse if facing down hill.

Alright1613 Thu 19-Apr-18 14:04:50

I was taught neutral by my driving instructor.

Alright1613 Thu 19-Apr-18 14:05:03

On flat

MrPan Thu 19-Apr-18 14:06:03

Always curious about this wheel-into-kerb thing.

MazDazzle Thu 19-Apr-18 14:07:16

In gear.

I used to leave mine in neutral (as I was taught to do by my driving instructor), but had an unfortunate incident where I parked on a slope and the handbreak failed. It was fine when I parked it, but when I returned the car was at the foot of the hill! Thankfully no one was hurt.

Poshjock Thu 19-Apr-18 14:08:34

Always park in gear with handbrake off at the end of use so handbrake does not bind when the car is sitting for a length of time (ie overnight or longer). When out and about, I use the handbrake and only put it in gear if I am on an incline of any sort.

PinkCalluna Thu 19-Apr-18 14:10:03

MrPan if your wheels are pointed into the curb and your brakes fail the car just rolls into the curb.

It’s rare these days of course but it does happen occasionally.

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