A parking stop mat is one of the most inexpensive vehicle parking stops you can get for your garage.
In fact, the old 'tennis ball hanging from the ceiling trick', is about the only solution that's cheaper. However, don't let the price fool you. A parking mat works perfectly every time. Theyre great for smaller garages with limited space.
These parking guides are typically made of polyethylene, which is a lot like hard rubber. You can expect them to last many years because they're extremely durable as well as oil, gas, and slip resistant. The weight of your vehicle will keep the parking stop in place. It wont move on you as youre pulling in or out of your garage.
Stop mats are very easy to use. All you have to do is slowly pull into your garage in line with the parking mat just like you do in an automatic carwash. You'll feel your front (or rear if your backing in) tire go over the first bump which means you need to all but stop.
Then, you'll feel the second bump, but you don't want to go over that one. Stop your vehicle's tire between the two bumps. That's it! Another thing that makes these parking guides so appealing is that you only need one for each vehicle you park in your garage.
In addition, one size fits all, so you dont have to worry about what size of vehicle you have. Typical stop mats are roughly1 foot wide and 2 feet deep, so they dont take up very much space on your garage floor.