Driving Lessons

It was my first time to be taught how to drive a non-automatic car. At first, I'm hesitant but I am very much willing to learn. My bf had been my instructor and we also used his car. Here are some of the things I've learned. First thing I did was to get familiarize with the parts of the car and its functions. I got to know what is clutch, brake, accelerator, gear shifter, signal lights and others. For a non-automatic car there are three pedals. The pedal to the right is the accelerator, in the left is the clutch and in between is the brake. Left leg must step only on the left pedal which is the clutch. Right leg may step on the brake or the accelerator. Before putting the key into ignition, check first if it is in the neutral gear. Shifting of gear cannot be done without stepping first at the clutch. So when you change gear, step on the clutch at the same time. To start up, step on the clutch and set the gear shifter into the first gear. Clutch and accelerator go hand in hand, when you are letting go of the clutch you must step on the accelerator at the same time to start the car running. If you already fully let go of the clutch, you can now focus only on the accelerator and the brake unless you want to shift to the second gear wherein you will step on the clutch at the same time. When you are turning left or right, signal lights are important . It is done to let the drivers of the vehicles behind you aware that you are heading left or right. Also, while the car is running do not make an instant stop because the vehicles behind you might bump into your car. Stepping on the brake should be done gradually except on urgent situations. Also, do remember to step on the clutch and brake at the same time while doing an instant stop so that the engine will keep on running. Lastly, when the car had fully stopped and you want to turn off the engine, make sure that it is set in the neutral gear. Enjoy driving guys and drive safely.


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