Starting and stopping the engine

You need to master starting and stopping the car’s engine before you hit the road.

About 3 minutes

What's this about

You need to master starting and stopping the car’s engine before you hit the road.

When you're finished, you'll know how to:

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Start the engine and prepare to drive

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Stop the engine

Starting the engine

Knowing how to start the engine might sound obvious, but there are a few things to remember before you turn the key.

Stopping the engine

Make sure you’re comfortable with starting and stopping the engine before you take the car out on the road. You can practice in a driveway or a carpark until you’re confident.

Am I ready?

Feeling good about this lesson? Tick off the skills you're confident you can do. When you've ticked them all, it might be time to move on to the next lesson.

Next lesson in Knowing your vehicle

Using the controls

No matter what type of car you drive, it's important to be familiar with the various controls.

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