Category Archives: driving

Easy 3-Step Parallel Parking With 3 Simple Markers


For new drivers, parallel parking is considered to be the hardest skill. For non-new drivers, the problem is not remembering how to do it when it is needed. Or you may not have the confidence to do it in one shot.

Mathematically, there is only a single fixed solution to parallel parking. If you follow the instructions exactly, there should be no variations and anyone should be able to complete the parking in one shot without hesitation. When you have a problem, either you are not following the instructions correctly and precisely or more commonly the instructions were not precise and were hard to interpret. Today I am giving you the shortest and very precise instructions in just 3 steps. Instead of using common phrases such “knowing your 4 wheels” or “don’t collide front, back, left or right”, I am providing you with 3 easy to understand and well-aligned markers to follow while you are inside the car driving. The video is a little long because I want to demonstrate multiple times and I want to explain the concept well so that you will never forget. Once you learn it, you’ll be good for life.

I understand that some of you may have your own preferred set of instructions, and may have already mastered the art of parallel parking. However, teaching someone else is quite a different thing! I have spent a year in researching and producing this video, so I would appreciate any comments that let me know if the concept in this video is good or not.

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Use Cell Phone With Free Data Plan As GPS

I paid a total of $25 plus tax and got a free data plan along with some free voice and text. The voice has some echo, so I am only using the data plan as my gps in the car. The service is from freedompop. If you have your own Sprint cell phone, you may pay $20 to use the “Bring Your Own Device” program, a little cheaper than what I paid (I don’t have a unused Sprint cell phone lying around). Even though freedompop does not promote their free data plan service as much, I will show you how to downgrade your plan to get the free service.

I will also show you my cheap and simple way to attach the cell phone in the car. Thought it does not look glamorous, this is one of the most practical and useful life hacks. Please subscribe especially when you need ideas or inspiration. Also please leave comments below, and share your own DIY results (we understand this DIY result may not look the best, hope your inspired result would be better looking 🙂 For other ways to mount your cell phone or gps, please check out this video:
The Cheapest and Simplest DIY Cell Phone/GPS Mount in a Car
https://youtu.be/j3li8pam1d0

One more note: the free data plan is not an unlimited data plan, so you still need to watch your quota. Also you are getting something free or cheap, so don’t expect the best support.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in the 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this Youtube Setting/Quality).

Other related videos can be found here:
How to Get Free 4G cellular Data Plan (USB stick)
https://youtu.be/aFBMhrG1zco

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The Cheapest and Simplest DIY Cell Phone/GPS Mount in a Car


If you want to use your cell phone’s map as a GPS, or if you can’t use your GPS windshield mounts because it is illegal in over half the U.S, then this video will provide you with the cheapest and simplest ideas for all different types of cars.

This is one of the most practical and useful life hacks. Please subscribe especially when you need ideas or inspiration. Also please leave comments at youtube, and share your own DIY results.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot in the 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this Youtube Setting/Quality).

Other related videos can be found here:
Life Hack: No More Ice On Your Windshield
https://youtu.be/Sv-UbOkAy_U

Car Key Battery Replacement
https://youtu.be/fH-gYo4M2r0

4 Ways To Make An Engine Oil Funnel & 2 Ways To Pour Oil
https://youtu.be/ICcqwXPSxmk

Rental Car Gas Cap Missing
https://youtu.be/7UHP4djgAYo

Rotate Tires Without Any Special Tools
https://youtu.be/TBpn030_-kU

3 Different Ways To Change Power Steering Fluid
https://youtu.be/dyd0p_jc_KE

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Reading Car Owner’s Manual For Busy Owners

If your new car is not your first car, chances are that you have not read your user’s manual. This video will acquaint you with the most necessary information you need to know for a Lexus ES350, 2014. Some of the features are likely similar on other models or makes.

Of course, if you need to know more, you should check the user’s guide.