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The Best Way to Pull In

Congratulations! You've now got room to park inside. Here's how to make sure that your cars will always be a good fit:
1. Skip the motion sensors that tell you exactly how far to pull the car in; just hang a tennis ball on a string from the ceiling so that it taps the windshield when you're in the right spot. Ideally, you should be able to walk between the garage's back wall and your car.
2. Protect your car's finish by attaching pieces of scrap carpeting to the walls in spots where the doors or bumper might hit them.
3. Leave the center aisle between two vehicles as wide as possible so that you can roll trash bins to the curb or move bulky objects around without interference.
4. If you have a minivan, back it into the garage with the sliding doors facing the center, then park your sedan next to it facing forward to allow easy access to both vehicles.
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