What's this about

In this lesson we’re learning about the controls in a manual car - specifically, the pedals and the gear lever.

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

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Use the pedals in a manual car

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Use the gear lever to change gears

The pedals

There are three pedals in a manual car. The trick for remembering them is (from right to left) ‘ABC.’

The gear lever

The gear lever controls what gear your car is in. The gear you select will change how your car transfers torque from the engine to the wheels.

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.

All done?

Next section is Moving forward

Moving off and stopping

It’s time to get moving. Let's start with the basics of starting and stopping your car.

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