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You have parked facing uphill next to a curb. Which way should you point your front wheels?


When you parallel park facing uphill, you should point your wheels away from the curb and then roll back slightly so that the rear part of the curbside front wheel rests against the curb. If your brakes fail, the curb will block your car from rolling backward. Make sure you still set your parking brake and leave your car in the correct gear (Park for an automatic transmission or first gear for maximum forward torque with a manual transmission).