Tips and advice for a learner driverWatch
If any experienced drivers could help me would be appreciated. I am a new learner driver. I have just had my fourth lesson and I been taught a habit to get the car moving slowly. Clutch down, gear 1, find the biting point and release the handbrake to slowly pull off (without adding any gas). I think my instructors car is a diesel Corsa relatively new. My question is does this method only work in diesel cars? Is this a bad habit/method to use to get moving? Could I fail my real test for not applying gas before?
My instructor did show me that this could be done, but it was more for slow manoeuvres rather than pulling away.
If you did that in a petrol you'd just stall the car.
Find a another good driving instructor in your area. Check out some online reviews etc and also try to find out as much as possible in advance. Do your overall preparation and homework first. Make notes as well. Get some contact details. Interview the instructor carefully about their teaching style in the lessons, level of roadworthy experience and also then evaluate their driving skills.
Trust your gut impression. Ask a few good questions to confirm things as appropriate. This is not a sign of a experienced qualified instructor at all. Switch asap. Trust me. Good luck to you. Look at your local community newspaper or ask around on Facebook for recommendations and suggestions. You deserve better.