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Learner Driver Help Please

mum2b Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Ok so first lesson last week and have got a lesson tomorrow but im a bit confused. So when i first start the car what order do i do it in?

Is this right?
1.Turn on the ignition
2.Push in the clutch
3.Put it into gear
4.Find the bite
5. Release the hand break
6. Press on the gas
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
this a xmas joke???
#2
i thought it was push clutch down before turning on ignition
#3
Where is your 'Observation'???

You need to check your mirrors before even considering pressing the clutch!!!
#4
mcozmick
this a xmas joke???


No, lol, :?:roll::x
#5
Pr3cious18
Where is your 'Observation'???

You need to check your mirrors before even considering pressing the clutch!!!

I know to check the mirrors and make sure it is in neutral aswell as checking the blind spot
[mod]#6
You cannot find "the bite" until you have pressed the gas so this needs to come at 5. It is included in finding the bite but you then release the clutch to move. The clutch gives power to the car. The accelerator (aka gas) feeds petrol to the engine.
#7
Please remake the list with several "stall"s included
:thumbsup::santa:
[mod]#8
Pr3cious18
Where is your 'Observation'???

You need to check your mirrors before even considering pressing the clutch!!!


No you dont.

Otherwise by the time you have checked your mirrors and then dealt with the clutch your surroundings could change and you would then have to check your mirrors again. You check your mirrors before releasing the handbrake.
#9
magicjay1986
You cannot find "the bite" until you have pressed the gas so this needs to come at 5. It is included in finding the bite but you then release the clutch to move. The clutch gives power to the car. The accelerator (aka gas) feeds petrol to the engine.


thanks, for the serious reply. So when do i release the handbreak?
#10
magicjay1986
No you dont.

Otherwise by the time you have checked your mirrors and then dealt with the clutch your surroundings could change and you would then have to check your mirrors again. You check your mirrors before releasing the handbrake.


This.

I always press the clutch before i turn the ignition on, but i don't believe you have to/should. My Mum always does, but i think that was because if it was in gear it wouldn't lurch. Although i religiously check it's in neutral, pres the clutch, then start, completely unnecessary!!
#11
Just a thought but I would ask the instructor as its best to get the correct information and to be honest its only your second lesson so don't worry to much about it yet as it will all come naturally after a few lessons. Oh and try to enjoy it :santa:
#12
Try not listening to anyone other than your instructor.

If you go out after listening to contradicting advice then spend all night worrying about it, your going to mess it up completely.

Just go out to eh instructor and listen to him/her and do what they say.
[mod]#13
mum2b
thanks, for the serious reply. So when do i release the handbreak?


You release the handbreak when you have:

Found the bite;
Checked ALL your mirrors and right after checking your blind spot.

Do not release it at the same time as checking your blind spot as you are probably going to start to roll.

The above takes in to account you have considered it safe to "move off".

Best of luck :)
#14
1) get in car, put on belt
2) put in RATM CD
3) start and go.
#15
Your list is right, just put enough gas down, depending on the road, flat or a hill. bring up clutch to bite point, then take off handbrake.
[mod]#16
black gerbil1
1) get in car, put on belt
2) put in RATM CD
3) start and go.


RATM is very mainstream at the moment. Not the best choice of bands. 4 months ago, sure.
[mod]#17
niggit
Your list is right, just put enough gas down, depending on the road, flat or a hill. bring up clutch to bite point, then take off handbrake.


How is the list right when it makes no reference at all to mirrors and blind spot?!
#18
She said she knows to do all of that first, he did post that.
[mod]#19
niggit
He said he knows to do all of that first, he did post that.


The list still isnt right as you dont press on the gas. You set the gas, find the bite and then release the clutch. Two much gas will just rev the engine if you have not released the clutch adequately.

Mum2b not Dad2b.
#20
magicjay1986
RATM is very mainstream at the moment. Not the best choice of bands. 4 months ago, sure.


true that, stick to Biggie or The Police for a while.
#21
Well leat you can read the name, just not the posts, well done
#22
ok thanks guys
[mod]#23
niggit
Well leat you can read the name, just not the posts, well done


Check my advice. You are wrong. I am right.
#24
mum2b have a look here it might help you ...

http://www.2passforum.co.uk/
#25
[COLOR=red]P[/COLOR]repare the car first - Clutch down, 1st gear, set the gas, bring clutch to the bite. Keep both feet still.
[COLOR=red]O[/COLOR]bserve all the way round including blindspots (last blindspot check is in the direction of travel) & consider a signal.
[COLOR=red]M[/COLOR]ove off when clear by releasing the handbrake & bringing the clutch up the thickness of a pound coin whilst lightly squuezing the gas.
#26
magicjay1986
You cannot find "the bite" until you have pressed the gas so this needs to come at 5. It is included in finding the bite but you then release the clutch to move. The clutch gives power to the car. The accelerator (aka gas) feeds petrol to the engine.


You don't need to touch the accelerator at all to find the biting point on the clutch, the car is already feeding fuel in the engine for it to idle. The car can move away with only the clutch although unless you've a diesel you're likely to stall.

John
#27
Gas will generate the power from the engine.
Clutch controls the speed needed to pull away.
[mod]#28
Johnmcl7
You don't need to touch the accelerator at all to find the biting point on the clutch, the car is already feeding fuel in the engine for it to idle. The car can move away with only the clutch although unless you've a diesel you're likely to stall.

John


I dont think that is right...
#29
magicjay1986;7311071
I dont think that is right...


You are incorrect, while in most cases you will want to use the accelerator to pull away properly it's not actually needed to find the biting point nor move away. If you have the car on a level, solid surface with the brake/handbrake off and gently lift the clutch to biting point the idling speed of the car will allow the car to move away. If it's a petrol you need to be very careful as you're likely to stall but if it's a diesel it's easy due to the torque of the engine.

John

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