Driving For Dummies

Driving For Dummies

How To Drive For Dummies

Driving For Dummies Paperback – NovemDriving For Dummies A light-hearted look at our common driving mistakes. Written in rhyme for reading enjoyment, it introduces four characters (i.e. Chatty Patty, Nervous Nell, Ploddin’ Paul and Zippin’ Zack) to help illustrate some common sense tips to improve traffic flow through simple awareness, consistency and courteousness.

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Begin practicing driving basics while the car is safely parked in your own driveway. Create the right learning environment by limiting distractions so that you can focus on teaching your teen driving basics. Be sure to make practice driving a priority by using a Logging and Rating Tool and Goal Guide to keep you and your teen on track.

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Tips If you are having difficulty starting the car from a stop, make sure that you are slowly letting off the clutch. Pause at the friction point the part where the engine starts to move the car and continue slowly pulling the clutch out. Learn to recognize the sounds of your engine; you should eventually be able to tell when to change gears without relying on the rev counter.

Helpful 50 Not Helpful 12 Practice until you can change gears without looking at the gearstick. That way you can keep your eyes on the road and focus on what is ahead of you. Initially, you feel inclined to look at the gearstick, but you will need to resist the temptations. If your car seems like it is going to stall, or the engine is sputtering, then push in the clutch again, wait for the engine to return to idle, and repeat the steps to starting off.

Helpful Not Helpful 59 If you are having trouble mastering clutch control, press down on the clutch, engage first gear with the handbrake engaged , slowly release the clutch and apply the accelerator. You will feel the car moving a bit, then let down the handbrake and the car will move freely.

When you want to go over a bump, you hold down your clutch and press your brake slightly to slow down and later release the clutch gradually and apply the accelerator gradually to move. Helpful 45 Not Helpful 16 If there is no gear positions marked on the gear stick, make sure to ask someone who is familiar with the vehicle how the gears are arranged. The last thing you want is to back into something or someone when you think you’ve shifted into first gear.

These other descriptions mean the same thing as "manual transmission"–"stick shift", "standard", "manual " or simply, "stick". Helpful 42 Not Helpful 19 Cars with a manual gearbox are better for highway than urban driving because of the extra attention needed for shifting gears in a city environment.

A car with an automatic gearbox is usually a better choice for the urban driver, but every driver has their own personal preference. Others prefer automatics for their simplicity; as many motorists say all they have to do is concentrate on their road positioning, and that their knees don’t get sore waiting in traffic. During sub-freezing temperatures, it is not advisable to leave a car for a long time with the handbrake engaged.

Moisture will freeze and the handbrake might not disengage. Helpful 27 Not Helpful 13 Resting your foot on the clutch or brake pedal is a bad, costly habit. Your foot should only be on the clutch pedal and FULLY depressed when you wish to change gears or if you need to quickly remove power from the drive wheels ie: when in a skid on slippery surfaces such as gravel, ice, etc. The clutch pedal should only be gradually released when starting out from a stop.

Helpful 3 Not Helpful 0 Never "balance" foot pressure on both the accelerator pedal and clutch pedal at the same time in order to keep the vehicle from rolling backward when stopped on an incline. Instead, fully depress the clutch pedal and apply sufficient pressure on the brake pedal to hold the vehicle in place. Shift into 1st gear to be ready to start from a stop on an incline, as described in the steps above. Helpful 2 Not Helpful 1 If you are having difficulty finding the biting point of the clutch when moving off.

Depress the accelerator first then slowly release the clutch to biting point. The car will move without you aiming for perfect clutch position. Warnings Keep an eye on the tachometer until you are comfortable with driving a manual. Over rev the engine, and severe damage to the engine may result.

Stop completely before shifting into reverse no matter which direction the car is rolling. Helpful 50 Not Helpful 16 When you have stalled and restarted the engine many times over, try to give the starter and battery a break of five to ten minutes. This can help to avoid overheating and damage to the starter and discharging the battery completely.

Try to watch if you are on a hill or a steep area. You can roll back and hit the person or object behind you if you are not holding in the brake and the clutch.

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