Automakers have increased the size of their trucks and SUVs in recent years. While the larger size may allow vehicles to hold more cargo and passengers, vehicles also have too many parking spaces, making parking more difficult.
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If you buy a large vehicle, you may not be able to fit it inside a public parking space, parking garage, or even your home garage. Some parking lot operators may even charge you more to park your large SUV or truck.
Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, sees the trend of increasing vehicle sizes as a problem. In addition to the parking issues, he said, “these are very difficult vehicles to maneuver. “
When you buy a vehicle that won’t fit in your garage, you are forced to park on the street or in your driveway. While it doesn’t seem like a big deal at first, parking outside the garage could make your vehicle more vulnerable to theft and weather damage.
Even if you manage to park a full-size vehicle in your garage, you may need to reduce the number of tools and supplies you store there. Therefore, it’s a good idea to decide whether you place more importance on space in your vehicle or space in your garage before choosing your next route.
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Despite the fact that many trucks and SUVs have already passed parking spaces, automakers will be offering larger vehicles for the 2021 model year, as many drivers are still interested in spacious vehicles. Nonetheless, when researching your next vehicle, be sure to consider both the positive and negative aspects of the size of these vehicles before making a purchase.
Amanda Drago lives in West Chester, Ohio with her wonderful family, which includes her adorable dog, Coco. Amanda recently graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in Marketing and Creative Writing. However, if ever she was forced to change careers, she imagines she would train dogs for the movies. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing and watching Netflix. She also has a special place in her heart for the theater and buys tickets for as many shows as she can. See more articles by Amanda.