An easy Guide to Learning Stick Shift Driving
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An easy Guide to Learning Stick Shift Driving

Pick up stick shift quick and easy with these amazing meta learning principles
4.7 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
25 students enrolled
Created by Amir Aribokill
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Quickly become fluent on a stick shift vehicle
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  • Basic driving experience and a drivers license.

Beginners and experts welcome. Whether you're here to learn the principles of stick shift driving or you're looking to refine your techniques, this is the place for you. With our meta learning principles, you can learn stick shift in record time.

We're going to dissect the whole process and layer each technique on top of the one before. At the end of this course, you will have the complete package.

In this course, you'll learn:

  1. How to pull of without ever stalling
  2. The mechanics between the engine and the clutch
  3. How to shift gears and down shift
  4. Starting on hills without rolling back
  5. Parking and Reverse

If you need to pass a UPS driving test or a valet parking exam, this course will be great for you.

If you're planning to travel outside of the U.S or are looking into buying a new sports car, this course is for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for both beginners and those who are looking for the tools to refine their stick shift skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
Pre-Driving setup
6 Lectures 06:55

A little intro on the goal of this course, our teaching principles and what we'll be covering.

Preview 01:03

Before we get into the car, let's talk about getting our hands on one and finding a place to practice.

Preview 00:20

If you don't have a way to get your hands on a stick shift car, don't worry. We've got you covered with some alternatives.

Preview 00:31

Location is very often overlooked. With everything else considered, where you practice will make the biggest difference.

Preview 00:56

Once we get into the car, seating position in a stick shift car becomes unbelievably crutial.

Preview 00:22

The gear pattern is pretty universal and very straight forward. The best way get use to it is to practice the motions as deliberately as possible while the car is off.

Preview 03:43
Getting the car Moving
13 Lectures 29:46

I'll go over the basic mechanics of pulling off from a dead stop. Having an understanding of these mechanics is the building blocks of exposing proper starting principles.

Preview 05:29

Here I demonstrate pulling off in first gear

Pulling off in First Gear

When you're carefully lifting off the clutch in search of the friction point, you may end up finding it and maintaining position with undesirable results. Sometimes the car just doesn't pick up enough. Here's what to do.

Catching the Clutch too low

Clutching in is important when coming to a complete stop. Remember that while going over this great exercise to refine your clutch work.

Complete stops & Useful Clutch Exercise

So far we've been practicing pulling off with the clutch alone. Now it's time to incorporate the gas for a faster, more efficient start.

Adding the Gas

Changing gears is probably the most simple part of driving a stick shift and it's the funnest. The technique is pretty simple and very mechanical.

Changing Gears

Downshifting works the same way shifting up in gear works except for a very unique property that we will address here.

Downshifting Explained

We are moving on to a more in-dept look at downshifting with a thorough demonstration.

Downshifting Demonstration

Now that we've learned how to pull off on a flat road, we're going to move onto hills. Hills are a whole new animal because of the extra pressure of rolling back.

Introduction to hill Starts

Pulling off on a hill is one of the hardest and most stressful part of learning manual. Here, I demonstrate some common failure points and exercises you can use to refine the technique shown.

Pulling off on a Hill

Reverse is similar in mechanics to first gear, but the application of reverse makes it's use pretty unique. Here is a good explanation of the concept.

Introducing Reverse

The best way to practice reverse is in a realistic scenario because it's application is drastically chanced. Here is a good example of how reverse is used in parking.

Reserve and Applying it to Parking
Closing Thoughts
1 Lecture 01:06

Here are some closing thoughts. I offer private lessons. If you're in my area and interested in booking some lessons, please feel free to check out my profile and visit my website.

Closing Thoughts
About the Instructor
Amir Aribokill
4.7 Average rating
7 Reviews
25 Students
1 Course
Meta Learning Specialist

I'm all about accelerate learning and effective teaching principles. I take time to break down and figure out some of the most common, but difficult problems people have. Once I deconstruct, I reconstruct them in a way you can understand.

Meta learning is real. I'll show you how with just a few basic principles, anyone can learn to do anything.

Be sure to visit my website: NYCDrivingLessons for private stick shift lessons.