I have seen this question asked a few times but maybe it's just me.. I'm not getting it.
I actually passed my test 4 years ago, but living in London and not being far enough to have a car, I've only needed my car until now.
I had 4 hour refresher lessons, but I'm still having problems especially when coming to round abouts from 30mph or turning around corners. .
The problem I have is Changing down gears.. I'm doing 30mph .. Break down to about 15mph .. Clutch down, go into second gear, then as the clutch is coming up I go on the accelerator slightly.. Is this right?
My dad said, put your foot down, change gear and lift your foot up, but my car jolts and it's horrible.
When I did my refresher lessons I actually got the it and was doing it fine, until I got into my car and I just cant seem to get a smooth run when changing down.
I'm really worried because i don't want someone from behind crashing into me when the car jumps, or causing themselves serious injuries.
Would anyone be able to help me?
Please help me with my car :( Watch
- Thread Starter
- 07-08-2016 20:07
- 10-08-2016 20:50
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- 10-08-2016 21:12
I find that changing down gears you need to lift the clutch up slower than changing up gears. The reason you are jolting is because you are lifting the clutch too fast.
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