For many novice drivers, learning to drive a mechanical box seems impossible. However, the ability to cope with the "mechanics" - this is the basis of the basics of driving skills. Let's look at the most popular misconceptions and mistakes that prevent you from learning how to drive a car correctly.
It's difficult to get under way at manual transmission
It is difficult to get under way just because you still have a bad feeling of the car. The beginning of the movement is a combination of several actions that must be performed sequentially. So far, the legs cannot work synchronously for squeezing / depressing the pedals. Hence the constant jerking at the start. Do not neglect the tachometer readings. Correct revs will allow you to start and ride smoothly.
I don’t know how to change gears
When driving, you need to change gears to increase speed. Many do not know at what point it is necessary to switch to a higher or lower speed. Each gear corresponds to a high-speed segment. The first speed is needed to start moving or to move very slowly, for example, in a traffic jam. After starting the movement, you need to gas a little and immediately switch to the second. Then follow the dashboard. When the needle starts to approach 30-40 km / h, switch to the third. After 50 km / h, engage fourth gear. The inclusion of the fifth gear on different cars can vary from 80 to 100 km / h.
It's easier to drive on the "automatic"
It is really easier to drive a car with automatic transmission. The learning and adaptation period on the road is noticeably reduced. On the “automatic” it is safer to drive in traffic jams, because the legs are resting. But winter driving in such a car can be severely complicated by weather conditions. A car with a manual transmission is easier to get out of an uncontrolled drift or drift. Because you can work with the clutch and brake with the engine. And if you get stuck in a snowdrift, it is much more difficult to rock a car with an “automatic”.
Manual transmission gives more opportunities for confident handling
Fans of "mechanics" consider its most important advantage to be the maximum opportunity to drive a car on their own. You yourself can choose the required speed for acceleration, do not wait for the system to switch itself. The manual transmission provides more options for fast, dynamic driving. It's not just that all racing cars are equipped with "mechanics". And most importantly, if you understand the manual transmission, you will not be afraid of any problems. Life is different, and sometimes it is necessary, against wishes or in the current situation, to get behind the wheel with a manual transmission. And if a person has never done this, then he will have a very, very difficult time on the road.