Do you struggle to park the car inside your garage? Maybe you just fear the day that you or a family member hit something while parking. There are ways to help you park inside the garage and are simple to set up.
Below are some of the best garage parking aids on the market right now. Since all garages are not the same I highlighted several parking aids. Some are ceiling mounted while others are mounted to the floor.
1 Best Garage Parking Aid to Prevent Accidents
1.1 Camco AccuPark Parking Mat
1.2 MAXSA Innovations Garage Parking Laser
1.3 Ball on a String Parking Aids
1.4 Park Zone Precision Parking Aid
2 Car Door Protectors for Your Garage Wall
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Best Garage Parking Aid to Prevent Accidents
Camco AccuPark Parking Mat
With over 900 reviews the Camco is one of the best garage parking mats available.
Installation is very simple with the adhesive strips under the mat. You will need to make sure the garage floor is even and clean before installation. If you don’t like the idea of having a mat on the floor I would look at other options.
The Camco parking mat has 2 humps on it. The smaller hump is there to signal you when you are close to the spot. The larger hump will tell you when to stop the car. You will have to drive slow in order to feel the humps and prevent jumping over the mat. If you have a truck with larger mud tires you may not feel the mat.
Some have commented on the adhesive strips not sticking to their garage floor. To remedy the problem one guy used 3M adhesive tape to install the parking mat.
- Easy installation
- Reflective strip for visibility
- Possible tripping hazard
- Difficult for larger tires
MAXSA Innovations Garage Parking Laser
The Maxsa garage parking laser is a ceiling mounted parking aid. It is available in single laser or dual laser with the option of an LED light.
Installation is simple and requires a screwdriver or drill to mount the parking aid to the ceiling. It does require a free outlet to power the unit so make sure you have one nearby. The power cord for the single laser unit is 9 feet long. The cord on the dual laser unit is only 6.5 feet long. I have no idea why the cords are different lengths.
Setting up the unit is fairly simple. You park your car in the desired spot after installing the laser unit. Next aim the laser in the desired spot on the vehicle. It can be on your wind-shield or hood just as long as you can see it when parking. Now when parking your car you will know to stop when the laser reaches that point.
The laser is motion sensing and will stay on for 15 seconds after no motion is detected. It seems to detect motion as you are about halfway into the garage.
- Easy installation
- Out of the way
- Requires a free power outlet nearby
- Uses lasers
Ball on a String Parking Aids
Products like this ball on a string are also available for sale. The idea is to hang the ball from the ceiling so it lines up with your windshield. When you park your car you know to stop when the ball contacts your car windshield.
These can be attached to your garage door so it gets pulled up out of the way when the door closes.
Honestly, you can make the same thing with a tennis ball and string to save some money.
Park Zone Precision Parking Aid
The Park Zone parking aid is to be mounted to the wall ahead of your car. The three LED lights illuminate to indicate how far away you are from the wall. When it lights RED you stop. The distance from the sensor can be programmed by the user so you can be farther or closer. This is a nice feature as every garage is different.
Installation is standard using 4 screws to mount the unit to the wall. It runs on 4 AA batteries but there is a Park Zone parking aid with an ac adapter.
Car Door Protectors for Your Garage Wall
If you have a narrow garage then you need something on the wall to protect your doors. You can get all kinds of foam padding to stick on the wall to prevent door damage.
Automobile Door Edge Protector is a foam strip designed to protect your car doors and garage wall. It is mounted to the wall with strips of adhesive tape and is 0.6 inches thick. 2 pads are included in the package.
Dimensions: 17.3 inches x 4.5 inches