Driving a Manual Vehicle

How To : Drive a manual transmission motor vehicle

Ever wonder if you could drive a stick shift? Well, wonder no more and get your ass inside that car. Just watch this automotive video tutorial on how to drive a manual transmission vehicle, car or truck. The basics are knowing the gear box of the automobile. Get used to your ...more

How To : Drive a manual car

This is a presentation from WatchMojo detailing the operation of a manual/standard automobile. Explanation includes the placement of pedals listed from left to right as the clutch, the brake, and the gas. There is also an explanation on the gearshift which includes a diagram o ...more

How To : Drive a manual transmission car or truck

Need to know how to drive a stick shift and have no time to learn? Simple, watch this quick automotive video tutorial to learn how to drive a manual transmission with ease. You will of course learn how to start the car, the clutch pedal, the brake pedal, the gas pedal, the tr ...more

How To : Drive a manual transmission automobile

This video tutorial teaches you how to drive a manual transmission automobile. So, if you were ever curious about driving a stick shift vehicle, go no further, learn it right here. First things first, press the clutch. Then learn the gears of the car or truck. Put the car in r ...more

How To : Drive a manual transmission (stick shift) car

This automotive video tutorial will show you the steps on how to properly drive a manual transmission car. This lesson is assuming that you already know how to drive an automatic transmission vehicle before attempting to drive a stick. Having made this assumption, it will mak ...more

How To : Install a short-throw shifter on your car properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to install a short-throw shifter on your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ...more

How To : Replace a slipping clutch in your car or truck

If you're driving down the road in your vehicle (manual transmission), and you step on the gas, but aren't accelerating as fast as you should, even though the RPMs are solidly rising, you may have a slipping clutch. If you think that you clutch may be the problem in your stand ...more

How To : Change a flat tire for women

Runde Auto Group demonstrates how to change a flat tire. First, open your vehicle's trunk and remove the spare tire, the jack and the tools. You may need to loosen a wing nut to remove the tire from the trunk. Consult your owner's manual for limitations when driving on the spa ...more

How To : Change the engine oil in your car properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to change the engine oil in your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilat ...more

How To : Drive a semi

It takes talent and training to drive a semitrailer. See if you have what it takes to operate one of these rigs on the open road. Step 1: Prepare for tests In order to drive a semi, you must get a commercial driver’s license and pass a medical exam. Age requirements vary fro ...more

News : Can You Pass the Crazy Chinese Driving Test?

China is a hot mess of traffic and is stereotyped for spawning some of the craziest drivers in the world. The traffic jams are known to be so bad, drivers have been gridlocked for 9 straight days. A truck driver washes himself after waiting more than two days in the jam on an ...more

How To : Install a Child Car Safety Seat

Car accidents are the leading cause of death of children in the United States. Follow the guidelines in this how-to video to give your child a safe ride. All you'll need is the kid's new car seat and the owner's manual to your vehicle. Proper installation is key, so check out ...more

How To : Calculate the Cost of Driving

With gas prices soaring in the US and around the globe, the cost to drive to a vacation destination is becoming a much larger expense item in the overall travel budget. Although it's easy to see that gas prices have risen dramatically in the past several months, it's not nearl ...more

How To : Prepare your vehicle for winter weather

When winter rolls around, you get some pretty unpredictable weather: hail, snow, rain, ice, black ice, nasty stuff. Being properly prepared is extremely important because you never know what can happen to you while you're on the road. In this video you will learn how to prepar ...more

How To : Share the road when driving

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) created this "Sharing the Road" video series specifically to help remind drivers about the requirements and responsibilities of being a safe driver. It covers cooperative driving, risk management, blind spots, pedestrians, bicy ...more

How To : Assemble the fuel saving Hyco cold gas vaporizer

The Hyco cold vaporizer. This is a cold vapor unit which can give 50-80 % fuel mileage plus, if done to the instructions on the video. By George Wiseman of Eagle-Research. This device can easily be replicated from parts from a local hardware and automotive store. Just by wat ...more

How To : Survive driving into water

If your car goes careening into the water there are but a few ways to make it out alive and survive. Submerged vehicle crashes have a higher mortality rate than head on collisions. Don't die of drowning while trapped in a sinking vehicle. Watch this video tutorial and learn ho ...more

How To : Pass a California DMV Driving Test

If all things go well, you'll only have to take your road test once. That's the goal: to ace your test on the first try and then start driving on your own. Granted, it's a nerve-racking experience, but keep in mind that the California Department of Motor Vehicles wants you to ...more

How To : Change spark plugs in a Cobalt

This video shows you how to replace the spark plugs in your vehicle. This video is using a Chevy Cobalt but the procedure is similar on most cars -just make SURE you check your manual and buy the right kind of spark plugs and get them gapped.

How To : Safely drive a manual car

Before driving your car make sure that you put your seat belt on. There are three peddles in a car with a manual transmission. The first one on the left is the clutch. The next peddle is the brake. The peddle to the right is the gas peddle. The next thing you need to understan ...more

How To : Avoid speeding tickets

Speeding tickets are one of the worst things a driver fears on the highway, aside from wrecking, of course. But you can get home safe without getting a ticket. You just need to keep your vehicle off the radar by following these stealthy driving techniques. You Will Need * A w ...more

How To : Operate a car jack

If you don't know how to raise a car off the ground by now, you don't know jack. You Will Need * A car jack * Your vehicle owner's manual * A screwdriver WARNING: Follow the instructions for your jack. Never jack up a vehicle from a point not designed to handle the load. Impr ...more

How To : Read trouble codes in your automobile

You may have seen a "check engine" sign on your car's dashboard when driving your vehicle. Maybe "service engine soon," or just "check". What does this mean if the alarm won't turn off, or comes on when you're driving? Find out in this automotive video tutorial how to read tho ...more

How To : Improve the fuel economy of your car or truck

Your car needs care and maintenance to run properly. Let Firestone Complete Auto Care teach you the basics about keeping you automobile running smoothly. Check out this video tutorial for some helpful hints on improving the fuel economy in your vehicle. See how to improve the ...more

How To : Check and add transmission fluid to your car

Check your car's automatic transmission fluid monthly! This will take a few minutes, but will increase the lifetime of your vehicle considerably. Just watch this automotive video tutorial to see how to check and add transmission fluid in your car. Park your car on a level sur ...more

How To : Drive safe and always look ahead (Ford DSFL)

Driving a vehicle is a big responsibility and road safety is paramount. Improve your driving skills by using your most important tool -- your EYES! Learn how to drive safe and always look ahead (Ford DSFL). A professional driver explains why it's important to look where you wa ...more

How To : Change a flat tire on your car easily

In this video NAIT automotive instructor Darren Jones instructs you on how to . First pull over at a safe location where the traffic is less where there is a firm surface underneath the vehicle. Put the vehicle into park and apply the parking break as shown. Use the owner’s ma ...more

How To : Change worn brake pads

In this tutorial, we learn how to change worn brake pads. First, you will need to jack your vehicle up so you are able to fit underneath it. From here, you will remove the lug nuts off of the tires, along with any bolts. Once you remove the tire and the wheel, find the brake p ...more

How To : Change the oil on a Vespa scooter

Saving money during this tough economic period is more important than ever, especially when it comes to servicing your vehicle. So in this 2 part video tutorial, you'll find out one way you can keep your wallet fat, by learning how to change the oil to your Vespa scooter. Of ...more

How To : Change the rear brakes on a Porsche 996

One of the most important things about a car are the brakes. They are there to help prevent any kind of accidents by helping decrease the speed of your vehicle. Without them, driving would very dangerous. So knowing how to replace old brakes with new ones is a really smart ide ...more

How To : Setup your bluetooth in your 2010 Ford Fusion

One of the great features in cars nowadays, is the ability ti connect it with your cell phone. With states accepting laws about driving and cell phone use, this feature can be a much needed addition to your vehicle. In this quick and easy tutorial, you'll find out how to setup ...more

How To : Maintain your RV tires

Check out this instructional RV video that shows you how to maintain your RV tires. On the front tire of your motor home, make sure that they are maintained properly because if you do lose a tire while driving you can very easily lose control of the vehicle. The first thing th ...more

How To : Solve power steering moans

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to solve power steering moans. Users will need a vacuum pump. Begin by filling reservoir about half way full. Then draw a vacuum of approximately 20"/Hg and let the vacuum sit for 5 minutes. Now recheck the fluid level in the reservoir ...more

How To : Replace an air cabin filter in your vehicle

Replacing your car's air cabin filter is a relatively simple repair that can be done in a few minutes with minor tools in most cases. Always wear protective gloves and eyewear before you begin. This automotive video tutorial will show you just how to replace an air cabin filt ...more

How To : Install rear steer onto a remote control vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Peter Vieira shows us how to convert your Traxxas TQ3 for rear steer. This will open up new driving and maneuvering possibilities. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to install rear steer into a remote control vehicle.

How To : Adjust tilt steering in your vehicle

Now before checking out this next tutorial, it's a good idea to read your owner's manual to find out if you have tilt steering. If you do, then this video is for you. Not all cars are the same, but one cool feature is the ability to tilt the steering wheel up and down. It's so ...more

How To : Change your windshield wiper blades

New windshield wiper blades can be tough to install, but maintaining them is critical for safe driving in bad weather. You Will Need * New blades and attachments * Your car's manual (optional) * A small screwdriver (optional) Step 1: Buy the right blades for your car Buy the ...more

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