Queensborough Community College is located 0.3 mi from Mitchel Wallace Triangle via 56th Ave.
How To Learn To Drive Stick Shift at Queensborough Community College
When you're more in tune with the placement of the pedals, gear lever, and steering wheel, it's now time to learn to drive a manual vehicle in first gear. Now, it's possibly going to be extremely overwhelming for new drivers of stick shift cars, especially if they've exclusively driven automatic transmission cars before. In reality, you're very likely going to have the car stall a few times while you're still learning to shift and drive in 1st gear. Don't stress if it occurs once, or even a number of times until you get it down pat. You and your car engine will be more than fine. You may feel like you're being yanked around, but that's fine - stick shift vehicles can take the heat. They're a lot more heavy-duty and robust than you might expect. Now, when getting manual driving lessons, this is how any driving instructor or driving course teacher will teach you how to get a stick shift car in to first gear. Prior to switching the engine on, make sure you have the gear lever in neutral position and your feet in the right place - right foot on the brake pedal and left foot on the floor. Next, start your car and press down on the clutch to the floor with your left foot. Make sure that the emergency brake is disengaged. With the parking brake released, you can begin pressing on the gas gradually, until you hit an RPM of 1500. When you come to 1500 RPMs, hold still on the accelerator pedal with your right foot. Then, diligently and over a seven-second period, raise your left foot off of the clutch. Ensure you do this as consistently and as gradually as you can manage. When the clutch is engaged and you have the wheels on your manual car rolling, you'll know you've succeeded in doing this the right way. When your left foot is entirely off from the clutch, start pushing down on the accelerator so you pick up speed in the vehicle. Then, when the engine revs at around 2500-300 RPMs, you can start slowing down the manual transmission car. To slow down, press on the clutch pedal with your left foot until it's down on the floor. After that, raise your foot off of the gas pedal and begin pressing down on the brakes. Very important note: you should ALWAYS press on the clutch pedal first with your left foot prior to stepping on the brake pedal with your right foot. When the brake is completely down to the floor, you will have gotten the manual vehicle at a full stop. Once stopped, slide the gear shifter with your right foot to put it into neutral position, then engage the emergency brake. When you're safely parked, you can now raise your feet off of the clutch and brake pedals.