There’s a simple formula to use to mobilise the vehicle from its stationary position. If you’re on flat ground, or starting on a hill, it’s the same formula. The accelerator and clutch work together to move the vehicle and change gears.
First, you need to find the friction point. An easy way to do this is to apply the handbrake. Accelerate a little, and then slowly release the clutch pedal until you feel the car trying to move slightly, or you hear the engine revs die down a little. This is the friction point.
Now you need to slowly increase the speed as you move your foot away from the floor to engage the clutch friction point. Once you understand this and are practiced at it, we can move on.
To move the car forward, engage the friction point (ease the clutch out to engage the friction point). Raise the engine revs slightly (accelerate to increase engine revs), more if you’re on an incline. Release the handbrake and the car will move forward. If it doesn’t, slightly raise the engine revs (increase pressure) and release the clutch a little more.
When you become accustomed to this, use the foot brake instead of the handbrake, and just bring the clutch to the friction point. Release the foot brake and apply a little accelerator. If the car doesn’t begin to move, slightly raise the engine revs (increase pressure) and release the clutch a little more. You need to feed the clutch to make the car move.
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