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How To Drive A Stick Shift Car at Concordia University - Continuing and Distance Education
After getting yourself a lot more used to the controls of a manual transmission car, the next step is knowing how to shift to and drive in first gear. This is usually the most difficult component of manual driving lessons, especially for new drivers of manual cars (much more so for individuals who have only driven automatic transmission cars). You're most likely going to experience stalling the car since you're only getting to know how to get the car into 1st gear. Don't stress if that does come about. It may get a tiny bit twitchy, but that's alright because stick shift vehicles will be able to withstand a number of false starts and sudden stops. Though you may not believe so, manual vehicles are much more durable and robust than you believe. Now, typically, when you're taking stick shift driving lessons, this is the way a driving instructor or facilitator at a driving school will instruct you to get the vehicle into first gear. Before switching the car on, make sure you have the manual shift in the neutral position and your feet in the right position - left foot staying on the floor, and right foot stepping on the brakes. Start up the ignition, then press your left foot on the clutch till it goes 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 slowly step down on the gas until you get to an RPM of 1500. Keep your foot steady on the accelerator once you get there. Over a span of 7 seconds, slowly but surely release the clutch pedal. Make sure to move up your foot from the clutch as steadily and as slowly as can be. You'll know you've achieved it properly when you feel the bite point on the clutch and have the wheels rolling on your manual transmission car. After you've completely gotten your foot off the clutch, start picking up speed by pressing down on the accelerator pedal. Keep speeding up until you arrive at 2500-3000 RPMs, then you can start slowing the vehicle down. You slow down by, first, pushing down the clutch until it hits the floor. Release your foot from the gas and on the brake pedal. Keep in mind: you must ALWAYS step on the clutch before the brakes. When the brake pedal is pushed all the way to the floor, you will have the manual vehicle at a full stop. Put the gear shifter to neutral and engage the emergency brake when you get there. Afterwards, you can then take your feet off of the clutch pedal and brake.