Have you ever wanted to learn at least the basics of how to drive a manual transmission? If so, it a process that takes time but once you have it down, it’s a skill that you will never lose. Almost like a second nature. Learning how to drive a manual transmission opens an entirely new world of driving. Your mpg increases, you have better reliability, and you also have enhanced control over the vehicle. When learning how to drive a manual transmission there are thirteen main basic steps that you need to learn.
First you need to get on level ground. When learning how, it is best if you can roll down the windows, this will help you better hear the engine sound so that you can know how when to adjust the gears also, don't forget to wear your seat belt. Secondly, you will need to learn to identify the pedals. In a manual car, there are three pedals. The pedal to the far right is the gas, also known as the accelerator, the middle pedal is the brake and to the far left is the clutch. The third step, one of the most important steps, is to learn what the clutch does. The clutch disengages the engine from the driveshaft allowing you to shift the gears on your transmission. Before you switch gears, the clutch must be depressed. Fourth step is to find the clutch pedal - the one to the far left - when you have identified the clutch begin to press it down and hold it to the floor. Also, it is a good idea to get used to steadily and slowly releasing the clutch.
After you feel comfortable with the clutch you will move the shift knob into neutral. Neutral is the middle position that feels free when moving the shifter from side to side. When you are in neutral, the vehicle is now considered out of gear. This will be the fifth step. Sixthly, to start the engine you will have to push the clutch fully to the ground, while holding the clutch to the ground you can now start the engine. Once you have started the engine, be sure to make sure the...