Garage Parking Sensor available from 21st July £14.99 @ Aldi
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Garage Parking Sensor available from 21st July £14.99 @ Aldi

£14.99ALDI Deals
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Found 16th Jul 2013
Ideal for garages etc ..

Park precisely with innovative ultrasonic reflection to determine parking distance.

Simple to use
LED distance indicators
Includes 4 x AA batteries

18 Comments

I use a pile of old empty cardboard boxes at the end of my garage, and just drive slowly forward until you see the top box start to move. Cost = £0.

Surely this may be more effective?

Original Poster

sphinxy

Surely this may be more effective?



It's ugly and dearer (£9 + £8.20 delivery)

Tennis ball/sponge ball on a piece of string hanging from garage roof so it touches the windscreen when your in correct place is cheaper.....

Innovative ideas ... :-) so though will add mine too .. I use an old Argos Catalogue... it really helps .. I can know when the trye hits it ..so here we have some £0 options guys , save some ££££

I think I have the cheapest solution as it costs, and needs absolutely nothing.

I simply scratched a vertical line onto the wall in line with the wing mirror. Double garage, 1 on each side for the 2 cars, job done!

Good until the batteries die and you hit the wall waiting for the beep. oO

Corranga

I think I have the cheapest solution as it costs, and needs absolutely … I think I have the cheapest solution as it costs, and needs absolutely nothing.I simply scratched a vertical line onto the wall in line with the wing mirror. Double garage, 1 on each side for the 2 cars, job done!


I tried it , but its not fail safe for most of the garages which will have many lines already (wear and tear) , and I narrowly escaped hitting wall , looking at line. But Argos book is very much fail safe and I feeling more confident in getting the car to garage.

106s16

Tennis ball/sponge ball on a piece of string hanging from garage roof so … Tennis ball/sponge ball on a piece of string hanging from garage roof so it touches the windscreen when your in correct place is cheaper.....

I used to use that method but now have a car with auto windscreen wipers, one of which got ripped off when it got tangled in the string. I now have a length of 2x1 timber bolted to the floor

I'm shocked that people still put their cars in the garage, thought that ended years ago!

Do you take you argos books, wood, tennis balls and all other stuff when you go shopping and need to park in front of a supermarket? If you can't judge the distance in the garage how you do it in the traffic?

Just get a plank of wood with six inch nails sticking out and place it where you want the front wheels to stop.

When you feel the tyres deflate you know to stop.

Alternatively......

Learn how to park your car

I just drove the car into the garage using someone to tell me when I was in enough. Then placed blocks of wood at the back of the wheels, now I reverse until I hit them.

Has worked for me for years.

t121anf

I just drove the car into the garage using someone to tell me when I was … I just drove the car into the garage using someone to tell me when I was in enough. Then placed blocks of wood at the back of the wheels, now I reverse until I hit them.Has worked for me for years.

Are you sure you want to be reversing into a confined space. Aren't you worried about the fumes?

I get round this by filling the garage with junk and parking outside

banita

Do you take you argos books, wood, tennis balls and all other stuff when … Do you take you argos books, wood, tennis balls and all other stuff when you go shopping and need to park in front of a supermarket? If you can't judge the distance in the garage how you do it in the traffic?



No.

I presume you don't have / use a garage?
Parking in a car park and parking in a garage can be very different things, unless you have a huge, empty garage.

For me, I park approx 3-4 inches from a large workbench with my Lotus going in forwards, which doesn't have great visibility at the best of times.
On the other side of the garage, I parking my other half's Vx220 in reverse. Behind it is the hardtop for my Elise.
Rear visibility is very limited anyway.

So, since I don't take my work bench, hardtop, another car, nor my garage with me when I go shopping, no real need for my scratched lines in the wall at Tesco!

Corranga

I presume you don't have / use a garage?



You presume wrong ...

banita

You presume wrong ...



A well, worth a shot

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