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Learn How To Drive A Manual Car For Beginners at National Museum of the United States Army
After becoming more aware of the controls of a manual transmission car, the next step is finding out how to shift to and drive in first gear. This is usually the most difficult part of manual driving lessons, particularly for new drivers of manual cars (a lot more so for folks who have only driven automatic transmission cars). You're likely going to experience stalling the vehicle since you're just figuring out how to get the car into 1st gear. Don't fret if that does happen. It may get a little bit twitchy, but that's okay because stick shift vehicles will be more than able to bear a couple of false starts and sudden stops. Though you might not believe so, manual vehicles are much more robust and durable than you think. Now, ordinarily, when you're having stick shift driving lessons, this is the way a driving instructor or facilitator at a driving school will show you to get the vehicle into first gear. Before switching the car on, ensure you have the manual shift in the neutral position and your feet in the correct position - left foot remaining on the floor, and right foot stepping on the brakes. Switch on the ignition, then press your left foot on the clutch till it is all the way to the floor. Make sure to release the emergency brake if you haven't already pulled it up. Then, take your right foot from the brake and gradually press down on the gas until you get to an RPM of 1500. Once you get there, keep your foot steady on the accelerator. Over a duration of 7 seconds, gradually release the clutch pedal. See to it to lift your foot from the clutch as steadily and as gradually as you can. You'll know you've performed it correctly when you feel the bite point on the clutch and have the wheels rolling on your manual transmission car. After you've totally gotten your foot off the clutch, start picking up speed by pushing on the accelerator pedal. Keep speeding up until you arrive at 2500-3000 RPMs, then you can begin slowing the vehicle down. You decelerate by, first, stepping on the clutch until it touches the floor. Release your foot off the gas and on the brake pedal. Remember: you should ALWAYS step on the clutch before the brakes. When the brake pedal is pushed all the way to the floor, you should have the manual vehicle at a full stop. When you get there, put the gear shifter to neutral and engage the emergency brake. Afterwards, you can then take your feet off of the clutch pedal and brake.