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How To Learn How To Drive Manual Car at Western Connecticut State University
After becoming much more acquainted with the controls of a manual transmission car, the following step is understanding how to shift to and drive in first gear. This is usually the most confusing component of manual driving lessons, even more so for new drivers of manual cars (even more so for those who have just driven automatic transmission cars). You're very likely going to experience stalling the car as you're just figuring out how to get the car into 1st gear. If that does happen, don't panic. It can get a bit rough, but that's okay because stick shift vehicles will be beyond able to bear with a couple of sudden stops and false starts. Although you may not think so, manual vehicles are much more durable and robust than you think. Now, generally, when you're taking stick shift driving lessons, this is the way a driving instructor or facilitator at a driving school will teach you to get the vehicle into first gear. Before switching the engine on, see to it you have the manual shift in the neutral position and your feet in the correct position - left foot on the floor, and right foot stepping on the brakes. Start up the ignition, then press your left foot on the clutch up until it goes all the way to the floor. If you haven't already cranked it up, be sure to disengage the emergency brake. Take your right foot from the brake and slowly but surely press down on the gas until you hit an RPM of 1500. Once you get there, hold your foot still on the accelerator. Then, over a duration of 7 seconds, slowly but surely release the clutch pedal. Make certain to raise your foot from the clutch as consistently and as gradually as you can. You'll know you've executed it properly when you sense the bite point on the clutch and get the wheels rolling on your manual transmission car. After you've fully gotten your foot from the clutch, begin picking up speed by stepping on the accelerator pedal. Keep accelerating until you come to 2500-3000 RPMs, then you can begin slowing the car down. You slow down by, first, pressing on the clutch until it touches the floor. Release your foot off the gas and onto the brake pedal. Always remember: you must ALWAYS press down on the clutch before the brakes. When the brake pedal is pushed all the way to the floor, you should have the manual vehicle at a complete stop. When you get there, put the gear shifter to neutral and pull up the emergency brake. Afterwards, you can then take your feet off of the clutch pedal and brake.