(Original post by naman)
is it wrong to hold the clutch up to the biting point in order to keep the car still alongside the footbrake so that you don't roll back on a hill?
If you've stopped on a hill, I'd use the handbrake (and take it out of gear) to be safe. If you've got the clutch to the bite and your foot on the footbrake, either foot slipping will cause the car to move - not something you want to happen!
Ideally, if you stop on a hill you will secure the car with a handbrake and move of using the standard hill start procedure.
However, I found that as I became more experienced/lazy and was in a situation where I was only stopped for a short time, I would hold the car with the footbrake and move off by bringing the clutch up and accelerating. This is not recommended, the risk of stalling is increased and you aren't really in proper control of the car.
does it still wear the clutch if it is just under the biting point and the footbrake is holding the car? so basically as soon as i need to move off i take off the footbrake and bring the clutch up simultaneously and right foot then on the accelerator?
It's not wrong, but it's ill-advised. If you're in a diesel however then you can very easily keep your foot on the footbrake, use the other to raise clutch to biting, then take your foot off the footbrake and drive off. No risk of rolling back or stalling because they have plenty of torque.
If you're in a petrol though, I wouldn't chance it. Use the handbrake liberally.
Depends what you mean by wrong exactly. It isn't an offence of course, but personally I'd advise against it as it causes lots of unnecessary wear to the clutch. In addition, if you misjudge it or slip off, the vehicle may jump forward or slide back and cause some trouble. So it's probably best to simply secure the vehicle with the handbrake.