How to Drive a Car
If you want to learn how to drive a car, you came to the right place. Below are easy steps that will help you understand the process as well as have a general idea about the topic. But before starting with the steps, you need to know the basic concepts about drive a car.
There are many different types of vehicle you can learn how to drive, but there are specific steps to take when driving a normal car. It is advised to take lessons, teaching yourself can end up in disaster! Don't forget these rules.
Easy Steps to Drive a Car
Below are simple steps to learning how to drive a car. Go step by step, and check your progress.
- Things you need to know first:
At first glance it may look hard to drive a car for the first time, but if you follow the few simple instructions then you will master the roads in no time.Check tire pressure.
Check petrol tank
Check that the gears are in neutral
Fasten your seatbelt
Insert key and start car, And off you go!
Alternatively, if this does not work:
Check the oil
Fill up with petrol
Start car with key
Hold the clutch
Make sure you can reach the pedals.
Slowly push on the accelerator
Drive slowly to begin with
As you learn the controls then speed up
This will work well for new learner drivers who have just passed or are about to do there driving test.
- Now prepare your self for the experience! Riding with you is a matter of life or death.
Have insurance and the paper to prove it.
Make sure somewhere in your checklist when you exit the vehicle that you turn off the lights.
Have your license with you.
Avoid parking illegally, your car may be towed, or you may be cited and have to pay a fine.
Be courteous to the others on the road.
Don't run red lights.
Carry cash for toll booths and parking fees.
Be safe and follow all the posted and implied laws while driving.
- Learn to drive. It might be a good idea to take professional lessons from a driving institute. However, if this is not possible, enlist the aid of your staffer who is a careful driver and has been driving for a while.
- Remember that patience is the key. The first thing you want to do is set the parking break.
- Push in the clutch (the pedal on the far left)with your left foot until the pedal is all the way to the floor.with your left foot holding the clutch to the floor start the car. Once the car is running using your right hand grab the shifter knob and move the shifter into first gear.
- Once you have your car running and in first gear release the parking break. with your right foot press down on the gas pedal until the rpm meter on the dash board says 2 or 2000 rpms hold the gas pedal at 2000 rpms then slowly let out the clutch till the car starts to move and the rpms will come down and you should have a fairly smooth start. Once you start moving it is a good idea to shift from first to second around 3000 rpms and the same for second to third and third to fourth and fourth to fifth.
- You can always slow your car down with out having to use your breaks by down shifting when you want to slow down from fifth gear simply remove your foot from the gas peddle and using your left foot push in the clutch and shift from 5th to 4th and slowly let out the clutch repeat process until you are at the speed you choose Just remember cars do not like rapid sharp movement they like things to be smooth so remember slow is smooth smooth is fast.
- Be alert. Check the rear view and side mirrors; make sure you can see all traffic and pedestrians behind you and in front of you. Make it a habit to know that you have mirrors and use them every few seconds while driving.
- Watch out for bigger vehicles like large trucks, buses, and semis that charge the road. Large vehicles such as these typically have visibility and manouverability limitations that your car does not, and you need to understand that if your car comes head to head with them, your car will lose.
- Please remember where you parked your car. There is more than one green Camry in the world.
- Do not do anything that is very quick, or sudden. You just started driving, and you're already panicking on driving! Try not to run any yellow lights, because sometimes your mind may just get scared and panic stop your car, which results in a uncomfortable jolt to your body and a possible rear end collision.
If your car is equipped with ABS, you must press the brake as hard as you can in emergency stop. This will activate ABS and bring your car to a complete stop in the shortest distance while allowing you to retain control over your car. Do not 'pump' the brake nor loosen the force applied to the pedal no matter what. While ABS is active, you may feel vibration through the brake pedal but this is expected and completely normal. Just continue pressing the brake as hard as possible until your car stops.
Take it easy. Slow down. You may be surprised how much less stress is involved in driving if you eliminate the need to hurry. Give yourself extra time and learn to enjoy driving.
Wear your seat belt: your face will thank you later.
Practice makes perfect.
Since you just started driving, this is when all your driving habits will start, so don't drive recklessly fast, or accelerate suddenly (pedal to the metal) or do sudden braking. Also, you should try to not weave in between vehicles on the highway, as it is very dangerous, and can cause a rear end collision, front end collision, or side collision. Also, freeways are usually elevated, so your car may end up flying through the air (for a few seconds, that is).
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How to Drive a Car Video
Below is also a video to help you learn how to Drive a Car.
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