What's this about

Avoid the gear crunch! In this lesson, you'll learn about changing gears in a manual car.

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


Change from one gear into another


Avoid skipping gears


Use your clutch properly while changing gears

Changing gears

When you’re driving a manual car, you’ll need to change gears as the speed of your car increases or decreases.

Skipping gears

It’s easy to slip from 1st gear to 4th, or 3rd to 2nd without meaning to. This is called 'skipping gears'.

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 in reverse

Steering in reverse (automatic)

Steering in reverse is a difficult skill to master, but by following these steps and practising, you’ll get the hang of it.

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