Fort Dorchester High School Football Field is located 0.3 mi from Fort Dorchester High School via Appian Way.
How To Start A Stick Car at Fort Dorchester High School Football Field
Because you've oriented yourself with the gear shift, pedals, steering wheel and their placement inside a manual transmission car; it's time to learn changing into 1st gear and drive at slow speeds. For beginner drivers of manual transmission cars, this can be especially challenging, especially when you've only ever used an automatic transmission. To be candid, you're probably going to get a couple sputters and false starts while you're learning how to shift into 1st gear on a manual vehicle. When it happens to you, don't panic. You and your vehicle's engine will be more than alright. You might be a little put off with how shaky it gets, but manual transmission vehicles are made to survive a bit of wear and tear. Honestly, you're probably underestimating how durable they really are. Now, when you're having stick shift driving lessons, this is how any driving school or instructor will usually teach you to get a stick shift vehicle into 1st gear. Move the shifter knob to the "N" position with your right hand, press down on the brake pedal with your right foot and keep your left foot on the floor; once in position, switch the engine on. If you haven't already disengaged, be sure to pull up the hand brake. Next, take your left foot and push down on the clutch until you hit the floor. Next, very carefully push down on the accelerator pedal with your right foot until the RPMs get to 1500. Once you're there, take care to keep your foot steady on the gas. Then, count back from 7 secs 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 vehicle 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 crucial thing to note here, the clutch ALWAYS comes before the brake. When you've pressed the brake down to the floor, the manual transmission car should stop. Once stopped, slide the driving stick into the N position and engage the parking brake. When safely parked, pull up your feet from the clutch and brake pedals.