How Do You Use A Stick Shift?
While most passenger vehicles nowadays have automatic transmissions, manual transmissions are also available. When using a manual transmission, a driver needs to know how to manipulate the clutch and the stick shift. A proficient driver can make a manual transmission car perform better than a comparable one with automatic transmission. Additionally, on average, cars with manual transmissions tend to get more miles per gallon of gas. Knowing how to use a stick shift can be a very valuable skill. Locate the clutch, the pedal on the far left (left of the brake pedal). Locate the stick shift. This is located in the center of the car, where a regular gear shift is located in many automatic cars. Make sure the stick is in the neutral position, in the center. Turn the car on, and press down on the clutch. Put the car into first gear by moving the stick shift to the top left position. Press down on the gas lightly as you release the clutch. The car will start to move. If you don’t get the timi