Parking in your garage should be a relatively brainless task. You click your garage door remote, your garage door, in all its glory, rises, and you park your vehicle so that you have space in front and room enough in the back so that your garage door can lower unimpeded.
It's not always that simple. In fact, you wouldn't be reading this blog if you didn't have questions about how to park in your garage, how to line up your car in your garage, or how to keep all the drivers in your home from running into the shelves, sports equipment, and workbenches you have set up in the spaces in front of your cars. The truth of the matter is that if we only parked cars in garages, we wouldn't need help maneuvering the space; as it is, however, we use garages for a whole host of functions. And that's why laser parking assistants are so popular.
Here are five essential reasons why you should get a laser parking assistant.
1. Stop running into things.
And this includes the tennis ball hanging from a string in the middle of your garage when the cars aren't in it. A laser parking assistant, like the LiftMaster Laser Parking Asisstant, beams a red spot onto your dashboard to indicate when you have reached the optimal parking placement.
2. Maximize garage storage space.
If you've packed your garage full of holiday and sporting items (and you know who you are), you're lucky enough to be able to park your car, let alone have precious storage real estate to spare. A laser parking attendant ensures you can make the most of your space, especially in front of the vehicles. An added bonus: You can now install overhead storage racks where the tennis ball used to be.
3. Problem parkers remain anonymous.
We don't always like to advertise that we need help lining up our vehicles in our garage. With a laser parking guidance system, like the LiftMaster one above, we can get the help we need without making a show of it with a neon-yellow ball. After all, it's not that you don't know the best way to park in your garage; it's just that the best way to park in your garage is with the help of a laser guided tool.
4. Keep that new garage door (and your car) looking new.
We keep talking about saving the space in front of your garage, but what about that garage door side? How many of us thought we pulled in far enough into our garages only to have the garage door kiss our back bumpers? No more crossing your fingers every time you press the garage door remote. A laser parking assistant makes sure we painlessly cover our backsides. Literally.
5. It's priceless. And it could be free.
The peace of mind that comes from a perfectly parked car is pretty priceless. That's why we're giving away a FREE LiftMaster Laser Parking Assistant this month. We are all about saving garage doors, and their owners, unnecessary pain.