How Do You Drive A Manual Transmision Car?
Step 1: Look at the floorboard; you’ll see 3 pedals. From left to right, they are: clutch, brake, gas. Step 2: Study the simple diagram on the top of the gearshift, which will show you where the gears are. In most new cars, this will look like a three-legged H. First, third and fifth gears are at the tops of the legs; second, fourth and reverse gears are at the bottoms. The crossbar of the H is neutral. Step 3: Make sure the parking brake is engaged and the car is on a flat surface in an area where you have plenty of room. Step 4: Press down on the clutch pedal and then move the gearshift into the neutral position. Step 5: Start the car. Step 6: Keeping the clutch pedal down, put the car into first gear by moving the gearshift to the top-left position. Step 7: Apply the foot brake and release the parking brake. Step 8: Release the foot brake when you’re ready to start moving. Step 9: Begin to release the clutch pedal slowly; when you hear or feel the engine begin to slow down, slowly p