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Do you know how to use overdrive?


A switch with "O/D" written on it on or around the shift lever of an automatic vehicle and its surroundings. Do you know what it is for and when to use it? What is overdrive (O/D)? Cars have a transmission, in order to start from the stopped state and increase the speed. This is easy to picture if you imagine the gears of a bicycle. Bicycles with gears can start moving without exerting much force, and can run much faster than bicycles without gears. Cars also have at least 3 gears. Some even have 8 or 10 speed gears. Starting ...

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Driving techniques for vans and heavy trucks


Compared with ordinary vehicles, vans and heavy trucks require certain techniques for driving because their body size is so large. I will introduce these techniques. Vans and trucks common tricks Sitting in the driver's seat and looking around Vans and heavy-duty trucks have a higher line of sight than ordinary cars, but there are still plenty of places the driver cannot see. These are known as blind spots. In order to be able to see these blind spots, vans and heavy-duty trucks have mirrors which are not present on ordinary cars. You should carefully check to see what is visible ...

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Understanding the functions of the shift lever of an Automatic car


Automatic transmission vehicles have a shift lever, but some people only use P and D. Understanding the functions of the shift lever will allow you to use your automatic vehicle more functionally. The Function of each range of the shift lever Written on the shift lever of an automatic vehicle are letters, rather than numbers. In an automatic vehicle, the letters or numbers are called the "range". Below is a summary of each range. Other buttons Several other buttons exist in and around the shift lever of automatic vehicles. Operation button The operation button is used to move the shift ...

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What Is Unknown about the Neutral Gear


Do you know why the N (Neutral) gear is there in automatic cars? I will explain the feature of Neutral gear and when you should change to the gear. What Is the N Shift? The “N” in the shift range stands for “Neutral”. The “Neutral” is the shift where the wheel axels are not driven by the engine moves/spins. When you changed to the N, the accelerator won’t work. On a slope, the car will go down regardless of the direction of the car. Why Need the Neutral? Now, I will explain when and why we need the N in ...

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Overcoming Your Weakness in Turns


Public roads are said to be more dangerous and difficult than running on the circuit. On public roads, other than the gaps between driver`s level, there are lots of dangerous things to be careful of when in situations such as, going through other cars and intersections, and stopping at traffic signals. In this article, we will introduce you the tips on how to handle such situations, so that you can drive through them smoothly. Tips on Turning Right / Left There are many intersections in public roads, so there are times that we need to make a turn. Therefore, accidents ...

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What Makes a Bad Driver and a Good Driver?


Have you ever got complimented by your girlfriend for your driving skill? If she did, is it truly a compliment or is it just her being considerate? In this article, we will point out to you what good and bad drivers do in common and how to fix them. Difference between a Good Driver and Poor Driver It is difficult to realize it yourself whether you are a good driver or a bad driver because probably nobody has ever told you before. So first, let us try to think of what describes good and bad driver. Characteristics of a Good ...

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Tips on How to Start Your Car on a Hill Road


Hill start is a driving technique that proves to be difficult for beginner drivers. That is because these drivers have concerns such as, “Is the car being stopped by the engine stop?” “Am I being a bother to the driver in the back?” “I am afraid the car will not go up and will hit the car at the back instead...” We will give you the tips on how to start on a hill road for both automatic and manual cars. What to Avoid in Hill Start The situation that you absolutely want to avoid is when you fail to ...

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How to Become a Good Driver


There is something you definitely need to know in order to make yourself a better driver. The basic actions of a car come from these three actions, 'Running, Turning and Stopping'. If you are able to improve in these basic skills , without any doubt, your driving will improve as well. 1. Tips for Line of Sight While driving a car, line of sight is very important. When you go forward, your line of sight is looking at where you would go naturally. Even when you walk, you would unconsciously look at the direction of where you are walking. If ...

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Tips For Driving a Manual Car


What Is a Manual Car? A manual car is a car that runs with a manual gear shift. Since recent cars are all automatic, all gear shifting is done automatically. The automatic cars drive with only two pedals of accelerator and brake, while manual cars drive with another pedal in addition called the clutch. What Is the Clutch Pedal? To explain it briefly, the clutch plays the role of separating the engine and the tire while driving. The clutch pedal is the pedal for operating the car's clutch. When you step on the clutch pedal, it disconnects the engine and ...

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Driving tips When you drive on steep slopes


If there is anything very true that applies to the skill of driving it is to be prepared always for anything. Driving on a straight countryside is quite an easy task although the real driving skills are required when you have to drive along slopes and hills. Anyone and everyone can learn driving skills along a straight road however it is extremely important and necessary to learn a few skills to handle your vehicle while driving along a steep slope uphill or downhill. It presents a challenge especially it involves frequent skills of braking and cornering. Both these actions introduce ...

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