Hill Driving – Hill starts facing uphill (Manual)

February 21, 2017 at 3:04 PM

shutterstock_41115079.jpg

For practising hill starts, choose a gentle slope with ample space behind just in case the car rolls back.

Follow these steps when you are ready to go:

  • Pull up the handbrake and press the release button.
  • Hold it up to keep it engaged.
  • Let the clutch up slowly until you feel the car ‘bite’, then slightly press it in to steady the vehicle.
  • Gradually press in the accelerator – you’ll need more of it than when driving on a flat surface.
  • Release the handbrake slowly – if the car rolls back, pull up the handbrake and use the pedals to find steady control.
  • Once you have steadied the car, indicate, do a shoulder check and check your mirrors.
  • If it’s clear, press the accelerator smoothly as you let out the clutch to slowly pull away.

Keep driving up the hill until you get into the 2nd gear – which you will need more accelerator to get to. Always ensure that you release the clutch slowly when shifting gears.

Driving Lessons, Driver Training Auckland

Defensive Driving Courses Auckland

Book Driving Lessons Online



Category: Learner Driver Tips