How to Drive a Stick Shift on Reverse By Hunkar Ozyasar Driving a car with a stick shift on reverse is almost second nature if you are proficient in driving a vehicle with manual transmission.
The clutch and gas pedal are manipulated in exactly the same way when you are in reverse, but the process may feel a little awkward because you will be looking back over your shoulder. But with practice, this becomes second-nature. Learn to drive a stick shift on reverse.
Step 1 Master the launch in first gear.
Start the car and fully press the clutch pedal with your left foot. With the clutch still engaged, move the gear lever into first gear. Place your right foot on the gas pedal. Depress the clutch slowly, while at the same time gently pressing on the gas.
The precise timing and technique will vary slightly from one vehicle to another. In a sports car, for example, you will need to press the gas pedal gently as the powerful engine can otherwise send too much power to the transmission, resulting in wheel spin.
Once you can consistently launch the vehicle in first gear without wheel spin or stalling the engine, you are ready to drive in reverse.
Step 2 Depress the clutch pedal with your left foot. With the clutch fully depressed, place the gear lever into reverse. Keep the clutch fully depressed with your left foot and place your right foot on the gas, but do not apply any pressure on the gas yet.
Place your left hand on the top of the steering wheel and turn around so you can see the road behind you. Your right hand should be just behind the headrest of the passenger seat for support. Now you are in the correct position to launch the vehicle. Step 3 Take your left foot off the clutch slowly, while at the same time pressing the gas with your right foot.
The amount of pressure applied to each pedal and the timing is exactly the same as in first gear. If the car stalls or you get too much wheel spin, keep practicing the launch before you drive in reverse for an extended distance.
Step 4 Steer with your left hand, keeping in mind that the steering response is now reversed.
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