Southwest Tennessee Community College - Macon Cove Campus is located 0.6 mi from Federal Correctional Institute via Macon Cove.
How To Learn Manual Driving Fast at Southwest Tennessee Community College - Macon Cove Campus
You've familiarized yourself with the gear shift, pedals, steering wheel and their placement inside a manual transmission vehicle; it's time to learn changing into first gear and drive at low speeds. For beginner drivers of manual cars, this can be especially difficult, even more so when you've only ever driven an automatic transmission. To be candid, you're possibly going to get a couple sputters and false starts while you're still learning how to go into 1st gear on a manual car. When this occurs to you, don't stress. You and your car's engine will be more than okay. You might just be a little put off with how shaky it gets, but manual vehicles are created to survive a bit of wear and tear. Honestly, you're probably underestimating how durable they really are. Now, when you're doing manual transmission driving lessons, this is how any driving school or instructor will usually teach you to get a manual vehicle into first gear. Move the shifter knob to neutral 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, make sure to pull up the hand brake. Then, take your left foot and press down on the clutch pedal until you hit the floor. Then, gently push down on the accelerator pedal with your right foot until the RPMs hit 1500. When you're there, take care to keep your foot steady on the gas. Afterwards, 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 stick shift vehicle rolling. After releasing the clutch, push down on the gas to pick up speed with your stick shift vehicle. 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 manual transmission vehicle should come to a stop. When stopped, move the driving stick into neutral position and engage the parking brake. When safely parked, pull up your feet from the clutch and brake pedals.