5 Things You Should Never Do With A Manual Transmission Vehicle. Five bad stick shift driving habits. Is it okay to rest your hand on the gearshift? Should you put the car in neutral when you come to a stop? How can you prevent rolling back on a hill? How do you drive a manual on a steep hill? How to hill start. Is it okay to floor it at low engine RPM? Is it okay to rest your foot on the clutch pedal?

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    • Engineering Explained
      Engineering Explained

      To everyone commenting that I'm wearing out the parking brake, I made a video for you! :) https://youtu.be/1ePcNfx1UEw

      about 3 years ago
    • quickdrops
      quickdrops In reply to Engineering Explained

      Annddd you don't want to have a clutch between your face and the air bag just in case you want to keep your face on your head 😂😎

      about 25 days ago
    • KAZ Vorpal
      KAZ Vorpal In reply to Engineering Explained

      EE Guy: One error you are definitely making is that you say it's not going to wear out the brake, rather than more accurately saying "the amount of wear is so small that it should never become a factor, in the life of the car".


      I know you sort of imply that, but what you state outright is the opposite, and therefore technically wrong. This is going to cause people who initially thought otherwise to dig in and disbelieve you.


      Precision in wording solves a lot of problems.

      about 1 month ago
    • Razvan Marin
      Razvan Marin In reply to Engineering Explained

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      about 4 months ago
    • Chris Griffiths
      Chris Griffiths In reply to Engineering Explained

      +RS1 dumbest sttement ever lol!

      about 5 months ago
    • Chanse Ormon
      Chanse Ormon

      That's why Automatic Transmission is way better than a Manual Transmission

      about 17 hours ago
    • hexlgaming
      hexlgaming

      Thumbnail: what is "a gearshit". You probably just mean the lever?!

      about 17 hours ago
    • Wadimou 84
      Wadimou 84

      It a very good video, but the humour in the comment section is trash. Where y'all come from, Germany?

      about 1 day ago
    • NoMercy Upgrade
      NoMercy Upgrade

      I don't get number 4 downshifting to accelerate? Please explain

      about 3 days ago
    • NoMercy Upgrade
      NoMercy Upgrade In reply to NoMercy Upgrade

      +gamingtrain so down shift as no accerlate but then what happens once I'm up to speed n Its asking for upshift to go faster

      about 2 days ago
    • gamingtrain
      gamingtrain In reply to NoMercy Upgrade

      you get more power from downshifting and accelerating

      about 2 days ago
    • Ryan Frey
      Ryan Frey

      This was really helpful thank you lol I have a 87 mk3 supra and I've heard the work on them is really expensive thank you for clearing up the does and don'ts and the wears and tears on the clutch

      about 4 days ago
    • Adrián Insaurralde Avalos
      Adrián Insaurralde Avalos

      Should you press the clutch pedal every time you brake?

      about 4 days ago
    • Reece
      Reece In reply to Adrián Insaurralde Avalos

      Adrián Insaurralde Avalos yes

      about 4 days ago
    • successm941
      successm941

      awesome I will correct this thank you

      about 5 days ago
    • Madi Graham
      Madi Graham

      Anyone notice the waterfall behind him? 😍

      about 7 days ago
    • Rueben Aragon
      Rueben Aragon

      If your leg gets tired from holding down the clutch or the brake I don't think you're fit to drive physically and you should file for disability, also register for transportation. That or you're just goddamn lazy

      about 7 days ago
    • Vincent VonGhoul
      Vincent VonGhoul

      How about switching gears without using the clutch?

      about 8 days ago
    • ancient Ruis
      ancient Ruis

      This guy seems like Wikipedia Master. "i read this from wiki so it must be absolute truth. I must make a video of this" 😂

      about 9 days ago
    • TomAndSongs
      TomAndSongs

      Mad that you don’t get taught hill starting, in the uk it’s part of the driving test

      about 13 days ago
    • D S
      D S

      Actually sitting at a stop light in neutral is very dangerous. If you have to take off quickly in an emergency (run away car or someone flying up behind you) the time it takes to clutch in and select gear could be very costly. All good driving instructors teach you this on day one.

      about 18 days ago
    • GasWizard
      GasWizard

      Why would you have to involve the hand break in a hill start? just do it with the regular break pressed and let go of it once the clutch bites.

      about 18 days ago
    • Amitai Or-Shahar
      Amitai Or-Shahar

      That's a really useful video

      about 20 days ago
    • ksiimson
      ksiimson

      When I (re-) took my drivers licence last year, I asked about some of these from my driving instructor. He actually advised opposite on several points. For example, for driving uphill, it was advised to balance gas and clutch, and it was also advised to always use the highest possible gear for best fuel economy. He said it was more of a problem on older cars, and the modern cars used for instruction don't get excessive wear on clutch with that driving style.

      about 20 days ago
    • Andres D
      Andres D

      Excellent video, can proudly say I already knew all this since I learned to drive on my early teens in a city full of hills. But all great points.

      about 22 days ago
    • Rex Holes
      Rex Holes

      You shouldnt ride the clutch, put it in nuetral and release the clutch if youre waiting at a light

      about 24 days ago
    • Lucky79
      Lucky79

      What utter nonsense.

      about 25 days ago
    • boostedsil40
      boostedsil40

      4:30 I agree so much with this but its odd because i recently watched a manual transmission video "how manual tranmissions work" and they actually said to release the clutch pedal some when on incline to hold you in place then press the gas while releasing the clutch but I hate the thought and i use my ebrake when on a hill or sometimes i just release the clutch fast while gassing it.

      about 25 days ago
    • boostedsil40
      boostedsil40

      I do all 5 of these,...ON PURPOSE!!! (crushes plastic water bottle)

      about 25 days ago
    • Gokul Manohar
      Gokul Manohar

      Some say...He can play guitar with the clutch...and that he can open a beer bottle with his testes!... All we know is he’s called the Stig!

      about 26 days ago
    • puck spirit
      puck spirit

      Well, nobody really uses clutch to hold a car on a hill. It's just another one and, in my opinion, the safest technique to start moving. While it wears your clutch a little more, it almost gurantees that you won't roll back or stall

      about 28 days ago
    • Toyota Nerd !!!!
      Toyota Nerd !!!!

      What's your opinion on floating gear's

      about 29 days ago
    • bad dog
      bad dog In reply to Toyota Nerd !!!!

      That can be done on any car or bike; Just listen to the engine..you'll know when to "float" it in.

      about 11 days ago
    • frawgy
      frawgy

      Awesome video. being a manual driver for most of my life, I actually learned a few new things.

      Thank you for posting!

      And you speak very well and thorough, there was alot of info but it was easy to follow along with what was being said.

      Again, awesome video.

      about 29 days ago
    • RzVids
      RzVids

      Does the engine rpm automatically go up when you downshift?

      about 1 month ago
    • Brandon Pohl
      Brandon Pohl In reply to RzVids

      Technically it will, but it's bad for your engine. Always try to match RPM when shifting.

      about 24 days ago
    • Gabriel Rosario
      Gabriel Rosario

      Great video.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dan Gamboa
      Dan Gamboa

      I was waiting for something super useful, truth is you are no use AT ALL!

      about 1 month ago
    • GaminOnYa
      GaminOnYa

      My wife use to rest her foot on the clutch all the time. I would get so aggravated. She finally stopped doing it.

      about 1 month ago