1.The most coveted goal by young adolescents who see coming of age as a mirage: the driving license. Once you are 18 years of age (even if legally it is already possible to request the pink slip from 17 years old), and enrolled in a driving school, the first time you sit in front of the wheel can be quite destabilizing. Finding the right harmony between the use of the pedals, the attention to driving, and listening to the engine require adequate preparation. We will therefore take care of listing 5 tips to learn how to drive in a short time, so that the dreaded driving test is not a problem.
2. Get help from an experienced driver
As also the law prescribes, to face the roads driving with a pink sheet, it is necessary that at our side there is a driver who has held a driving license for at least ten years. Thanks to the experience gained, he will certainly be able to direct the inexperienced driver by infusing him with safety and correcting him in advance in gross errors dictated by inexperience.
3. Get lots of practice
As in all things, a lot of practice is needed to make certain gestures automatic and instinctive. Without the latter it will be almost impossible to acquire the security necessary to bring a vehicle on the roads of any type. So, with all due respect to the young motorist, unless he is skilled in driving, he will need several hours of practice, especially if he has never driven a vehicle equipped with gears, which involves the use of the clutch.
4. Learn to listen to the engine and clutch
Listening to the engine is the simplest way to learn to understand when it is necessary to change gear, by increasing or downshifting the gear engaged, and will help a lot in the use of the clutch, a real problem for the novice to driving. Let’s take this example: with the gear engaged and the clutch pedal fully depressed, we begin to press lightly on the accelerator pedal. Now, start slightly lifting the clutch until you feel that the engine starts to force a little trying to move the vehicle: it will be at this point that by continuing to raise the clutch a little at a time, at the same time you will press lightly on the accelerator, and the vehicle will leave without uncertainty. With a lot of practice, it will no longer be necessary to think about it, the procedure will be automatic.
5. Learning with cars that are not too small
While learning with a small car is the best way to get comfortable with driving, learning with a slightly larger car is even better. Getting used to a large enough vehicle immediately will allow the young driver not to be in trouble when he finds himself driving a new vehicle, almost certainly larger than a small car. If not, he will find his new car even simpler than the car he learned to drive with.
6. Learn with petrol cars
Another factor not to be overlooked for the neophyte is the type of engine: petrol or diesel. In fact, as is now common in all driving schools, the cars are mostly diesel, which leads to savings in economic terms for the cost of fuel to the driving school, but involves a “little help” for the budding driver. As experienced drivers know, the use of the clutch is much easier on diesel cars than on a petrol engine. For the neophyte, therefore, it would be propaedeutic to start getting used to petrol engines immediately, so that switching to a diesel does not feel the problem of the clutch, and in the case of a future petrol car he would be already prepared.
7. Use the mirrors
When parking in reverse between two cars it is necessary to use the mirrors. The one placed in the center, but also the one on the left, will be useful for looking at the cars behind you while you are lining up with the car placed in front of the space where you intend to park. A fundamental role is played by the mirror on your right: from there you will control the proximity to the sidewalk and the car that is located behind the free space.
8. Keep calm
At first the nervousness will be a lot. You must therefore try to remain calm and peaceful. If you can’t park, don’t insist. There is likely to be very little space and the one behind you is in a great hurry. At this point, if the car behind you is unable to pass and has been waiting for a long time, put the arrow back and re-enter the lane. Go ahead and look for something else. Gradually you will specialize and learn to park more safely.
9. Do not attempt impossible parking
Especially if you are still inexperienced it is useless to try impossible parking. Trying to park in too small a space will only demoralize you. Therefore, allow yourself, at least at the beginning, the luxury of looking for large spaces where you can park more easily even if these are further away. In short, learn to park by going step by step.
10. make sure when ever you want to go out with your car check the radiator to top-up water or coolant and make sure you always check your engine oil gauge which is very important.