Not The Sharpest Knife In The Drawer
It's a good thing that my garage is wide. When I'm paying attention, I line the car up with the crack in cement which runs down the middle of the floor. That keeps me centered. Ever since I bought my new Civic (12/2012), I've had trouble finding the sweet spot as to how far to pull in. You'd think I'd be used to the larger model by now...but noooooo! Sometimes I pull in so far that I don't have enough room to walk around the front of the car to leave. Lately, it hasn't been quite far enough. I realized it a few days ago when the garage door was closing. It's supposed to sense when an object is in it's way and stop. I think it recognized that the car was there but came down just enough to tap the trunk before stopping.
So, I've come up with a solution. I carefully placed the car into the perfect location. Then I made a light mark on the wall and pulled the car out of the garage. I picked up the only paint can I had, this orange neon, and marked the spot so large I will never miss it.
I'm either an idiot or a genius...probably a bit of both.