How to Drive a Car for the First Time step by step

How to Drive a Car for the First Time step by step

Learning to drive is the first step to the freedom of being able to drive a car, without depending on others to take us from one place to another. Many fear the moment when they will first sit in the driver's seat.

If you don't want to go to driving school, ask a trusted family member or friend to be your driving teacher. Keep in mind that it will be several sessions, so you must have enough time available.

The same applies to the car in which you are going to learn to drive. Avoid complicated beginner vehicles such as trucks or cars with a more complex gear shift system.

Before driving for the first time, it is advisable to take a ride around the circuit because you will be driving in the passenger seat, like this, or you will see the details and you are better prepared to face them, this time as a driver.

You're already in the car, and before you turn it on, adjust the seat to a position that is only comfortable for you, but also makes it easy to reach the pedals and access the gear lever. It is recommended that the seat be at a right angle.

The seat belt must fit your height and body, so you may have to raise or lower it as necessary.

Adjusting the mirrors, both rear view and side, is key to ensuring the best possible visibility.

Learning to make changes and, to do them without having to be looking at the lever, requires that you know it well, especially in mechanical cars, since in automatic ones it is much easier and you will rarely have to move it beyond the moment of starting, parking and to get.

Know well when each gearbox is used, what engine noise warns you that it is time to shift it, situations that require shifting, etc.

The pedals, whether they are clutch, brake and accelerator in the case of mechanics or, only brake and accelerator in automatic ones, should be etched in your memory, since pressing the wrong one can be serious.

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