Driving difficulties begin almost as soon as students get behind the wheel. Few people manage to cope with a manual transmission right away. But if you master it, you will understand that you can get great pleasure from manual transmission. After all, the machine will be driven by you, not she by you.
A big mistake many novice drivers make is to suddenly shift the gear lever. No need to pull the lever - faster speed will not switch from this. But the service life of the box can be significantly reduced.
If the gearbox shifts tightly or not the first time, then there may be a problem with the clutch. This is especially noticeable when you change gears, release the clutch pedal and the car "jerks". Another reason why the car can twitch is the untimely pressing of the gas pedal. Many are in such a hurry to accelerate that they press the gas before releasing the clutch pedal. The clutch pedal in such a moment should be released quickly, but with a calm movement. And only after the clutch pedal is fully depressed, the gas pedal is pressed.
It is necessary to strictly observe the sequence of actions when changing gears, especially at the beginning of movement. Until you master the gearbox, the car will jerk or stall. When you have pressed the clutch and engaged the first speed, you need to press the gas and release the clutch pedal at the same time. How much gas you give, so much the clutch pedal you let go. In no case should you throw it if you feel that the machine is making a jerk. Slightly hold the pedal at the very end until the car has driven a couple of meters.
When driving fast, you can switch gears when accelerating the car without following the sequence. We started from the first gear, instantly switched to the second, but further, if you intensively pick up speed, you can immediately turn on the fourth gear. Or pick up speed before engaging third gear, and then immediately switch to fifth.
Often, neutral is only used to bring the vehicle to a complete stop. Although "neutral" is convenient to use in traffic jams, in front of traffic lights, to reduce speed without braking. The latter is especially true for winter driving. But keep in mind that at neutral speed you cannot enter a turn, drive a rounded path of the road - this can lead to a skid or drift of the car.