Important Steps to Know When Driving

Important Steps to Know When Driving

Automatic car

Before starting to drive an automatic, one should know the gearboxes, the letters and the meanings.

  • (P) Stands for (Park) and is used when parking and getting out of the vehicle.
  • (R) Stands for (Reverse) and is used for driving in reverse – basically going backwards.
  • (N) symbolises (Neutral) and it should not be used when driving, but when parking the vehicle for a short time.
  • (D) Represents (Drive) and allows the vehicle to move forward and drive.

When you’re getting into the car, about to drive, the gear should be on (P). Next you put your right foot on the left pedal (brake) and press it – hereby you’re starting the car by inserting the key or start button. Keep your food on the brake as you transfer the gear to (D) in order to drive forward or (R) to drive backwards. If you lift the foot off the brakes it will cause it to travel slightly forward. In moving more quickly or up a hill, more gasoline may be used. When you stop the vehicle, you should press the brakes and shift the gear to (P) and the vehicle goes off.

Manual car


The accelerator and brake pedals are located in the same places as automatic cars. On the far left there is an additional pedal called the clutch. The right foot is used for the gasoline and brake pedals, but the left foot is used to press the clutch pedal when changing gears.

Lime Stick

There are numbers on the lime stick, alongside with an (R) for reversing.

Parking brake

Unlike a parking gear in automatic cars, the parking brake should be set when stopping or when the vehicle is rolled.

To drive a regular gear car

Lower the clutch pedal with the left foot before starting the vehicle. The brake pedal is lowered slightly. Turn the switch on or press the start button to start driving. With pressure on the grip, the gear is placed in 1st gear. The foot is then taken off the brake pedal. Raise the engine between 1500 rpm and 2000 rpm. This is because less than that causes the car to stop and start over.

When the engine has reached the required number of upheavals, you must start by slowly lifting the leg off the clutch to release it. This is done so that the car begins to move slowly. If the vehicle stops at this point, reduce the accelerator pedal, then lower the parking brake and decrease the clutch pedal to put the vehicle back into the neutral position.

When moving, you must keep pushing the accelerator pedal slowly, as when the car’s engine reaches nearly 3,000 rpm, the clutch pedal is pushed down and shifted to second gear. When stopping, lower the clutch pedal and brake, and move the gear stick to the neutral position.

Advantages and disadvantages of automatic and manual cars

Automatic Cars | Manual Cars

Comfortable to drive in shiftsExpensiveAffordableBoring driving in traffic
Easy in trafficNot qualified to learn a manual carFull control in choice of shiftsDifficult to learn
Reliable Fuel efficiency 
Easy to drive Less likely to be stolen 
Better for hills   

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