Manual cars usually stall when the revolutions per minute (RPM) of the engine drop too low causing the engine to stop. Stalling your vehicle is nothing to be frustrated about, however, as it happens even to experienced drivers.
If you stall your vehicle in the middle of the road, the most important thing to remember is to stay calm as panicking could cause other problems. Follow these steps to get your vehicle moving again:
- Place your foot on the brake.
- Press the clutch all the way in.
- Put the gear into neutral.
- Restart the vehicle.
- Shift to the 1st
Once the car has restarted, check your mirrors and do a shoulder check to ensure there are no vehicles, passengers or cyclists in dangerous positions. If all is clear, you’re free to set off.
You can avoid stalling by always ensuring that you release the clutch slowly when shifting gears and starting off. It’s also a good idea to practise on an empty lot before you start your on-the-road lessons.Visit Our Google+ Page