Only a few people dare learning how to drive a car because most people see driving as a big deal. The first thing you need to have with you while driving a car be it an automatic or manual car is Confidence while others are a licensed Driver and a Manual Car.
The following are the main parts of manual car that you need to know how to operate to ensure a smooth driving:
The steering Wheel is the part of a car that is used to control the tyre movement to all direction. It can be to the right or turned to the left. The steering wheel is round. Place your hand at quarter after nine as in a clock. These two points will balance your hand well on the steering wheel and you can swirl to the right or left perfectly well. When you use your two hands to operate the steering wheel you will be able to control the car well. Never you use one hand to operate the Steering Wheel.
This is another important part of a car that you need to know very well. The gear is always at the right hand side while you are sitting at the drivers’ seat. When you look at the gear you will see a clearly written number from number 1-5, a center line indicating neutral, and a direction pointing to the back which indicate the reversing gear.
The gear is to be held lightly. Never you hold it with force in order to prevent the gear teeth from wearing off. Watching the gear closely you will notice there are three vertical lines that terminate at the center. The first line indicates 1 & 2.The second line indicates 3 & 4 while the third line indicates 5 and reversing gears. Study and know all this number very well because while driving you will not be looking at them.
When you seat on the driver’s seat you will notice three pedals: the pedal at the left is the Clutch, the one at the center is the Brake while the one at right side is Turtle.
Now that you know all the pedals lets continue with the gear. The pedal on the left works hand in hand with the gear. You need to press the clutch down at all times when you need to operate the gear. For smooth operation of the gear you need to be checking the tachometer which is beside the speedometer on the dash board while driving.
Now let’s start operating our gear without starting the car. Press the Clutch down with your left leg and shift the gear to 1 from neutral which is between 1& 2 and bring it back to neutral and then to Gear 2. From gear 2 move it back to neutral and shift it a little to the middle line and shift it up to Gear 3. From gear 3 you then move it back to neutral and then down to gear 4. From gear 4 move it back to neutral and to the third line where 5 is written. The reverse gear is behind gear 5. Remember, each time you want to change the gear’s direction, you must press down the Clutch.
This can be otherwise called Accelerator. This is the pedal used to increase the speed of a car in motion. The turtle is pressed together with the clutch to start a car. When you want to put a car in motion you will press the clutch down and the turtle half way after which you will release the clutch gradually and alternately pressing further the turtle slowly. The car moves when the clutch and the turtle are balanced.
This pedal is used to change the car gear. It is used together with brake pedal to stop a car and also used with the turtle to put a car in motion.
This is a pedal that is used to reduce the speed of a car while in motion and it is pressed with clutch pedal to stop a car.
I trust you, you can drive a car go give it a try but don’t forget to have a licensed driver with you.
DISCLAIMER: Never ever try to drive a car if you know you haven’t been trained. This article doesn’t teach how to drive a car but only give tips as to what to know beforehand when you want to learn how to drive a car. Make use of a driving school and a licensed driver whenever you want to learn how to drive either a manual or automatic car.