New parking system from Movetech UK creates extra garage space
A new domestic parking system from Movetech UK promises to make it easier for homeowners to park and store their vehicles in a domestic garage, potentially reducing the opportunity for damage and adding an extra element of security.
The patented Park & Slide system of ball bearings and sliding platforms allows a vehicle to be pushed to one side, against a wall for instance, leaving more space for further vehicles to be parked or stored. Practical, cost-effective and easy to install in a domestic garage, the Park & Slide therefore provides a way of parking more than one vehicle in a small ‘double' garage.
David Houghton, Technical Sales Director of Movetech UK, is delighted to be introducing the Park & Slide to the domestic market. "More and more families have more than one car, and safe storage can be a problem. This is where the Park & Slide comes into its own," he comments.
Movetech UK showcased two of the most popular models in the range, the standard car unit and the motorcycle turntable and slide unit, at the recent Northern Indoor Classic Car Show in Manchester, where classic car enthusiasts were quick to see the benefits of the system when storing several vehicles under cover.
The standard car unit formed the original concept behind the Park & Slide system, and was developed to combat the lack of space in so-called ‘double' garages that in reality do not allow two cars to be driven in and parked easily.
The motorcycle turntable and slide unit was developed at the special request of a motorcycle enthusiast who was finding it difficult to manoeuvre his machine into and out of a hard-to-access parking area. Through an ingenious combination of runners and a turntable the motorcycle can be driven onto the turntable, turned to face the exit then pushed into the desired parking position. The turntable can then be locked as a further safety precaution.
"Park & Slide comes in many shapes and sizes," David Houghton continues. "The domestic range includes specialised car, motorcycle and ATV parking products, ideal for the home owner and for new build housing developments.
"There are also units that enable narrow, awkward spaces in commercial car parks to be used to their full extent."