Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus is located 0.8 mi from Wakefield Forest Elementary School via Little River Turnpike.
How To Drive Stickshift at Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus
When you're in tune with the placement of the steering wheel, gear lever, and pedals, it's now time to learn to drive a manual vehicle in 1st gear. Now, it's very likely going to be extremely difficult for new drivers of stick shift cars, most especially if they've only driven automatic transmission cars before. As a matter of fact, you're probably going to have the car stall a couple times while you're still figuring out to shift and drive in 1st gear. Don't panic if it occurs once, or maybe even a number of times until you get the hang of it. You and your car engine will be fine. You might feel like you're being jolted around, but that's okay - stick shift vehicles can take the heat. They're way more robust and sturdy than you might expect. Now, when having manual driving lessons, this is how any driving instructor or driving course teacher will instruct you how to get a stick shift car into first gear. Before flipping the ignition on, be sure you have the gear lever in neutral position and your feet in the right position - right foot on the brake pedal and left foot on the floor. Next, start your car and press on the clutch to the floor with your left foot. Be sure that the emergency brake is disengaged. With the parking brake set down, you can start stepping on the gas slowly, until you hit an RPM of 1500. When you get to 1500 RPMs, hold still on the accelerator pedal with your right foot. Then, very carefully and over a seven-second span, take your left foot off of the clutch. Make sure you carry this out as consistently and as slow as you can manage. When the clutch is engaged and you have the wheels on your manual car going, you'll know you've succeeded in doing this correctly. When your left foot is entirely off from the clutch, start pushing down on the accelerator so you pick up speed in the vehicle. After that, when the engine revs at around 2500-300 RPMs, you can begin slowing down the manual transmission car. To decelerate, press down on the clutch pedal with your left foot until it's down on the floor. After that, lift your foot off of the gas pedal and start pressing on the brakes. Important note: you must ALWAYS press on the clutch pedal first with your left foot before pressing the brake pedal with your right foot. When the brake is completely down to the floor, you will have pulled up the manual vehicle at a full stop. Once stopped, move the gear shifter with your right foot to put it into neutral position, then engage the emergency brake. When you're parked, you can now lift your feet off of the clutch and brake pedals.