Hill Driving – Hill Starts Facing Uphill (Automatic)

January 31, 2017 at 1:57 PM


For practising hill starts, make sure to choose a spot that does not slope too steeply and where there is adequate space behind you.

Follow these steps when you are ready to go:

  • Pull up the handbrake and press the release button.
  • Keep the handbrake engaged by holding it up.
  • Press on the accelerator gently until you feel the vehicle pulling.
  • Release the handbrake gently – if you start rolling back, pull up the handbrake again and repeat the procedure until you get the correct balance.
  • When you have steady control of the car, indicate, check your mirrors, and do a shoulder check.
  • If all’s clear, push down the accelerator smoothly and pull away.

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