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Old 02 Oct 2008, 10:46 am
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Default i just bought a honda accord. kan anyone tell me the basic rules to driving a standard?

my cars a standard and noone in my family knows how to drive a stick? any help?
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 11:01 am
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try searching videos on youtube there are many that help
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 11:16 am
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Take Driving lessons.. Safe and Proper way to learn car.. hope this helps..
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 11:31 am
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wow this brings back memories. I did the same thing when I was 16 and had to self learn. ok Find a couple of streets that are not busy at all because it will be comical. Get in the car place left foot on clutch all the way down & rt foot on the brake and crank the Car. The gear shift will be most likely be in neutral (The middle) or in 1st upper left corner. if you are backing out move the gear shift to the right hand rear rt foot off brake and slowly ease off the clutch with your left. When you get to where you need to be, place left foot back down on the clutch. And put it into 1st (upper left corner) ease off slowly again on the clutch. Then to change gears clutch is always pushed in. This is very hard to explain you really need someone that knows how to show you. Are you may be able to figure it out on your own. Good luck to you.
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Practice in an areas like parking lots where there is little traffic. Starting is always tricky and stay relaxed. Practice with someone that knows maybe a friend. Good Luck
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 12:01 pm
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I find it hard to improve on Lue R's answer. Nonetheless, let me add a few things:* On a standard transmission, the clutch is there to keep the gears disengaged.* You will want to have the gears disengaged briefly whenever you shift; therefore, you will need to learn to co-ordinate the movements of your clutch-foot and your shifting hand.* When you stop, you will want to have the gears disengaged; therefore, press the clutch to the floor before you put on the brakes.
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Old 02 Oct 2008, 12:16 pm
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It's easier than you think if you learn what driving standard means. So here it is, just stick with me:All your engine does is spin a plate, that's its only job. The plate is called a flywheel. The clutch, grabs, and lets go of the flywheel as you lift up and push down on the clutch pedal respectively. The clutch is directly connected to the transmission which has the various gears in it that are directly connected to the wheels. SO, if you're wheels aren't turning and you're not in neutral gear, then that forces your clutch to stop rotating. If the clutch is grabbing the flywheel (ie your foot not pressing the clutch down) then it forces your engine to stop.....and hence that's how you stall the car.Whenever you want to change gears, you need to release the engine pressure from the gears, so what do you do?? Press in the clutch to disengage it from the flywheel. Change the gear on your shifter knob, and then reengage the clutch by letting off the clutch pedal. The transmission will let you shift from any gear to any other gear, You need to learn what gear you should be in for certain speeds you're moving.The details are HOW quickly or slowly you press or let off the clutch pedal along with giving or letting off on the gas. If you lift off the clutch pedal too quickly, it sends a jolt through the system, and possibly stall the car because you dont give it enough gas...too slowly and too much gas and the clutch slips against the flywheel because there's not enough clamping force. This is where it takes practice, and where you get frustrated.Keep at it. I bought a car without knowing how to drive standard and drove it off the lot. I was good to go in 1 week.These are basic rules. Once you get better, you start to understand the concept of what the syncronizers do, and how double clutching will allow you to shift from higher gears to lower ones without much effort or jolting of the car.Good luck.
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