Are you parking your car the wrong way round in the street? Do you even know the right way to park your vehicle? These questions require answers that need to be actioned if you want to avoid a hefty fine of £1,000!

Vehicle owners who park their car the wrong way round in the street at night could see themselves fined, due to the parking rule that you may not be aware of.

So what must you do to avoid this substantial fine creeping up on you?

At night a car must be parked facing the direction of traffic on the street for safety purposes. If you’re unsure, this is regulated as rule 248 in your Highway Code handbook: “You MUST NOT park on a road at night facing against the direction of the traffic flow unless in a recognised parking space.”

While car owners face a fine of up to £1,000 for the offence, owners of goods vehicles or passenger vehicles that can take up to eight passengers can land a fine of £2,500.

This is due to your car’s rear reflectors, these must be clearly visible and be illuminated by passing car headlights when parked the right way for safety reasons. After all who wants their parked car dented or scratched, or worse, piled into late at night…

While parking is at your own discretion, here at Five Star Auto Salvage, we urge you to have necessities such as lights, parking sensors and mirrors are all working efficiently for all safety reasons.

Our skilled team offer full vehicle services at fair rates. No matter what the headache is with your vehicle, we can help!

In addition, we specialise in Parts Sourcing. Not only do we have quality original used parts on site, we also have contacts nationally and overseas that can supply the new or used car parts you need. You won’t just be purchasing from an online stranger, but from a local business with many years of trust and experience.

Make sure you get your vehicle seen to quickly and avoid costly charges when you visit our Ipswich centre. Our advice from a team of friendly experts ensures you’re in the best hands, as well as providing you with a competitive price – act today and call us on 01473 657 077 and speak to a member of the team!