Cars as we know is one of the dreams of every Nigerian from toddler to adult and it has been deemed essential and part of life right from time.
Majority of people really want to know how to drive a car but not all have access to cars to actualize and practicalize it,which is why today I will be discussing how you can drive a car without even practicing it yet in order words have knowledge on how to drive a car before you actually practice it(as this will make it easier for you).
There are two different types of cars(base on transmission);Manual and Automatic cars.
manual cars have three pedals: clutch, brake and accelerator (respectively from left to right).
While an Automatic car has two pedals which is the Brake and Accelerator (also known as throttle)
The brake and accelerator pedals are pretty simple - press the brake to slow down (the harder you press it, the quicker you’ll lose speed), while pressing the accelerator causes you to speed up (the harder you press it, the quicker you will speed up).
The clutch pedal is the one that makes driving a manual car more difficult than an auto.
Without going into too much detail, the clutch is essentially two metal plates that connect the engine to the drive wheels(in order words, the clutch is actually used to change gears and balance the movement of the wheels)
Below is the steps in learning how to drive a car easily
1.Getting in the car and put on your seatbelt
2.Put the key in the ignition and turn all the way until the engine starts
3.Put the clutch pedal down (this the pedal on the left)
4.Move the gear stick into first gear
5.Use your right foot to press down on the accelerator gently to increase the engine’s revs very slightly
6.Slowly lift the clutch pedal using your left foot until it starts to vibrate gently
7.This vibration is known as the car’s “bite point” - this is where the clutch plates start to come together.
8.Remove the handbrake and the car should start to move slowly
9.Increase the revs while slowly raising your foot off the clutch unit you are moving forward with only the use of the accelerator pedal
Remember - if you’re too quick lifting your foot off the clutch, or don’t give it enough revs, the car will stall: that’s where the engine cuts out and the red lights glow on the dashboard.
If you stall apply the brakes, turn the engine off, return the gear stick to neutral and begin the process again.
If you do this right and you steer well you can actually drive(move,put in motion) a car.
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