Is there a name for the trope where the characters in a car always just so happen to get a spot exactly in front of whatever location they're driving to? It's certainly the norm in movies, and I'm just wondering if a name has ever been given to it.
If you consider TvTropes an 'official' trope namer, they call it Rock Star Parking:
Any time the hero is really in a hurry, there is always an empty parking space directly in front of their destination. Even if in, say, downtown New York. This is generally seen as an Acceptable Break from Reality as really, no one wants to watch an hour of the heroes searching around to find parking... unless, of course, it's the point of the episode.
They name the Beverly Hills Cop film series and Kojak as especially egregious examples.
There is a second lesser used trope name that pre-dates "Rock Star Parking", although "Rock Star Parking" is today's standard. I'm adding this answer just to add history, after all tropes evolve just like language.
This trope was originally called "Doris Day Parking"
Here's a clip that shows Doris Day getting Doris day parking ( :59 )