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
    • Mick Jager
      Mick Jager In reply to Engineering Explained

      They are actually not considered emergency brakes and probably shouldn't be because their locking mechanism could really make you lose control. I don't even use mine that much.

      about 8 days ago
    • Joshua Carr
      Joshua Carr In reply to Engineering Explained

      I can't use the "hand brake" as its an electric parking brake

      about 9 days ago
    • Spyros M.
      Spyros M. In reply to Engineering Explained

      Engineering Explained 11million views

      about 1 month ago
    • R W
      R W In reply to Engineering Explained

      @StacksOvaflow did you spin out and make a donut too

      about 1 month ago
    • Johreen Arañas
      Johreen Arañas

      Question: I am cruising at a high speed at 6th gear but then I have to slow down. Is it okay if I shift to 5th gear (gradually letting go of the clutch) so as to apply engine break, while also gently depressing the foot brake?
      Please respect my comment :)

      about 1 day ago
    • Martin Wieser
      Martin Wieser In reply to Johreen Arañas

      Gradually letting go of the clutch to brake isn't a good idea, because the clutch wears out faster. But if the revs match, you can shift down and use the engine brake.

      about 5 hours ago
    • John Smith
      John Smith

      Don't rest your hand on the gearshift.
      2. Put car in neutral while sitting at a traffic light.
      3. Never use clutch while stopped on a hill.
      4. Don't apply a lot of throttle/acceleration when you're in low revs, downshift first (Don't be lazy!!!!)
      5.

      about 1 day ago
    • alfa-psi
      alfa-psi In reply to John Smith

      you are late

      about 1 day ago
    • Mike Fry
      Mike Fry

      Are hill starts not on American driving tests then?!

      about 2 days ago
    • Elxctric Productions
      Elxctric Productions In reply to Mike Fry

      Mike Fry they learn on automatics

      about 2 hours ago
    • The Water
      The Water

      Shut up and f*** off you annoying prick

      about 2 days ago
    • yurrien planken
      yurrien planken

      in my car the first gear is sometime effortless getting in but some times i have to put effort in in to push it in 1st gear is this a problem?

      about 3 days ago
    • Miklós Bremer
      Miklós Bremer

      If you rebuild your own transmission, you'll be doing everything to prevent it from wearing out prematurely.

      about 3 days ago
    • Miklós Bremer
      Miklós Bremer

      I'm watching with surroundsound headphones and it's incredibly annoying.

      about 3 days ago
    • TheDumpbin
      TheDumpbin

      I don't do any of these things so proud of myself

      about 5 days ago
    • RocknReg69
      RocknReg69

      Great info thanks!

      about 5 days ago
    • Sim 250
      Sim 250

      Basic driving skills. If you don't understand these you shouldn't go near any vehicle...

      about 6 days ago
    • b p
      b p

      Nicely done, and the comments are hilarious

      about 7 days ago
    • Iris
      Iris

      Though I think I have watched this video before:
      My parents car will not allow you to downshift when exceeding speeds the lower gear can not handle, there is a plate in the gear-system actually blocking the stick shift in those cases (something my driving instructor explained when I was having trouble doing that when feeling in a hurry).
      Actually, revolution matching, I have not heard of a car sold in Europe that does not do this on it's own, you can safely shift down from 5th or 4th gear in a speed that might get you into the reds and let the clutch come up (preferably while using the brake pedal to stop the clutch grab aggressively and slowing you down abrubtly).
      Having kilometers an hour as speed gauge is actually pretty handy, because cars that come without a revolution gauge tell you something about the gear you are in through the sound they produce at the 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 kilometer mark on the speed gauge.
      10 kilometers is considered safe to shift up to second gear, where 20 kilometers an hour becomes the safe lowest-border value to downshift from second gear to first gear (and be able to slow the car down by either using only the drag of the first gear).
      The list basically goes on from that, where 50 kilometers an hour can be seen as the lowest speed cars can easily maintain in 5th gear (this will depend on the type of car though, I have driven a rental that allthough being perfectly fine being driven 50 kilometers in 5th gear, did make an awful low frequency hum when doing so (not the stuttering kind of hum, and there are cars that are not able to sustain this, without a doubt, a really old van I have driven for work once did not have power steering and required to really step on the gas and then shift instead of what I learned in driving school, that cars can easily shift up between 1500-2000 rpm's :P).

      about 7 days ago
    • Iris
      Iris In reply to Iris

      @Zishy It maybe depends on the brand, but my parent's Ford (I think it's from 2013) and the Renault or Nissan I drove in driving school was impossible to get into a gear that was to "slow" for the speed you were having at that moment.

      about 3 days ago
    • Zishy
      Zishy In reply to Iris

      yea no... you can downshift into first if you realy wanted to. but the gearshift will feel different and should alarm you. and im driving a manual speed latest generation vw

      about 3 days ago
    • calvin philip
      calvin philip

      Man you should try to drive once in Indian roads without resting hand on gear box 😂😂

      about 7 days ago
    • Gregory Shangraw
      Gregory Shangraw

      What type of car r u driving a zenos or a zoyte

      about 7 days ago
    • Kevin S.
      Kevin S.

      I love the way you simply explain things! My clutch, when i put it in neutral, while on a hill, makes a whining noise, therefore, i've been pressing down on the clutch pedal on a hill because the whining then goes away. Why am i getting this whining noise? thank you

      about 8 days ago
    • Jame D
      Jame D

      #1’s reasoning wouldn’t really apply to FWD or most AWD manuals since they’re cable controlled.

      about 8 days ago
    • Lance Dolan
      Lance Dolan

      Heel toe at the light on a hill!

      about 9 days ago
    • Daniel Ginther
      Daniel Ginther

      Well said

      about 9 days ago
    • Doubting Rich
      Doubting Rich

      In the UK official advice is not you leave your foot on the brake, due to glare from brake light and the possibility of it slipping off. You should use the parking brake.

      I love the way you have to tell people how to hill start. Can't pass a test for a manual car without doing that (if you pass in an auto you can only drive auto).

      about 10 days ago
    • Jay Kay
      Jay Kay

      Dude, your argument on your automatic transmission about keeping it in neutral was because it takes your control away (and its illegal). Pick one dammit

      about 10 days ago
    • JP 88
      JP 88 In reply to Jay Kay

      Jay Kay I thought the same thing but I rewatched the other video, and in the part your referring to, he was talking about using neutral going down hills to save gas, whereas in this video he was talking about using neutral at a stop light to prevent wear and tear in your transmission. If the car is stopped and is neutral then it won’t affect the control the driver has because it’s not moving, but if your rolling down a hill it can be dangerous. Also the two transmissions are made completely differently so what is ok in one might be bad in the other and vice versa. Idk if this helps...

      about 9 days ago
    • Tom tdh
      Tom tdh

      Wow 😮
      How do you think everyone does hill starts.

      about 11 days ago
    • Seabreez 24
      Seabreez 24

      Okay, so I don't do any of the things except maybe the lug engine thing. I'm not new to driving a manual but I'm kinda lost at what he meant. So are you supposed to be in the clutch that allows the engine to go? Like for example first gear obviously doesn't allow to go that fast, so should I give the car more throttle where the RPM is at 4? My car is a older car like a 2001 Acura and it's a bit modified. So whenever I'm in first gear and give the car gas it makes the car Rev up and that's when I switch gears. Also is it a good idea to go neutral when going down hill?

      about 11 days ago
    • dham99
      dham99

      This is literally the worst tutorial on how to fillet a fish I have ever watched! I ended up with a $2,000 hospital bill when they had to remove my penis from the Chinese finger trap I got at Dave and Busters after spending $445 on arcade games to get 110 tickets. On top of everything, I ended up burning out my clutch on the way to the hospital because I kept it in gear at every light while my hand was on the shifter and I was on a hill the entire time!

      about 11 days ago
    • Jérémie Botte
      Jérémie Botte

      Does it make any difference for your car to shift in first gear while the car is stopped (engine off) and therefor when it is parked (1st instead of neutral) ?

      I am asking because I am always doing it, no matter if I am uphill, steep road or not and I have been told it is not good for the car (without any further explanation).
      If someone could enlighten me, that would be great cheers.

      about 12 days ago
    • Mr330d
      Mr330d In reply to Jérémie Botte

      Jérémie Botte That is just incase the hand brake fails being In gear prevents it from rolling

      about 9 days ago
    • trakrekkid
      trakrekkid

      I'm totally guilty of 1, semi occasionally guilty of 5

      about 12 days ago
    • something interesting
      something interesting

      Actually usefull

      about 13 days ago
    • something interesting
      something interesting In reply to something interesting

      I spell useful incorrect. Am not fixing it

      about 13 days ago
    • SarcofagoBlackThrash
      SarcofagoBlackThrash

      The 2nd point was explained in the same manner by my driving instructor. Why leave it in gear when it takes a second to put it back in and just drive the car, especially in diesel cars. I've been stopping at lights with my foot on the brakes and out of gear for 5 years now and recently I got hit from behind by a car and I didn't move at all to hit the guy in front of me. Great point overall

      about 13 days ago
    • Jay Biberstein
      Jay Biberstein

      I hope I never get behind this clown in traffic. He'll be the only one that gets through on the green light. He also forgot to mention putting down your phone before shifting.

      about 14 days ago
    • paul austin
      paul austin

      Here in the UK the "Hill start" using the handbrake is part of our driving test. If you can't do it, and roll back at all.... you're guaranteed a "fail!"

      about 14 days ago
    • MusZico13
      MusZico13 In reply to paul austin

      QUEEN

      about 12 days ago