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How To Drive A 5 Speed Truck at Midlands Technical College - Beltline Campus
You've familiarized yourself with the gear shift, pedals, steering wheel and their placement inside a manual transmission car; it's time to learn moving into 1st gear and drive at slow speeds. For beginner drivers of stick shift vehicles, this can be especially complicated, especially when you've only ever driven an automatic vehicle. To be straightforward, you're possibly going to get a couple sputters and false starts while you're learning how to get into first gear on a manual car. When this happens to you, don't panic. You and your vehicle's engine will be more than okay. You may be a little put off with how shaky it gets, but stick shift vehicles are created to survive a bit of wear and tear. Honestly, you're probably underestimating how resilient they really are. Now, when you're having manual transmission driving lessons, this is how any driving school or instructor will usually teach you to get a stick shift car into 1st gear. Move the shifter knob to the N position with your right hand, push down on the brake pedal with your right foot and keep your left foot on the floor; once in place, switch the engine on. If you haven't already disengaged, be sure to pull up the parking brake. And then, take your left foot and press down on the clutch pedal until you hit the floor. After that, very carefully press down on the gas pedal with your right foot until the RPMs arrive at 1500. When you're there, take care to keep your foot steady on the accelerator. Afterwards, count back from 7 seconds as you ease your left foot off of the clutch. Do this very carefully and keep it as consistent as possible. When done correctly, you'll hit the clutch bite point and it will get the manual transmission car rolling. After releasing the clutch, push down on the gas to pick up speed with your stick shift car. Keep going until you hit 2500 to a max 3000 RPMs with the engine, then you can start slowing down. To successfully decelerate, practice your clutch work again, starting with pushing the clutch pedal fully. Then, move your right foot to the brake pedal from the gas. The important thing to note here, the clutch ALWAYS comes before the brake. When you've pressed the brake down to the floor, the stick shift car should come to a stop. When stopped, slide the driving stick into neutral position and engage the emergency brake. When safely parked, pull up your feet from the clutch and brake pedals.