Learn to Drive a Stick Shift

How to drive a stick shift? If you are looking to learn how to drive a manual car in the Annapolis Valley, Halifax or anywhere in Nova Scotia keep reading!  😀

Lets start with some definitions:

What is a Transmission? In Mechanics, Transmission is referred to a machine which provides controlled application of the power. When you hear the term 5-speed transmission it refers simply to the gearbox that uses gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque conversions from a rotating power source to another device

What is a Gear stick? Also known as gear lever, gearshift or shifter is a metal lever attached to the shift assembly in an automobile transmission. Early automobiles used manual transmissions which required the driver to select the gears by manually operating this gear stick and clutch (which is usually a foot pedal).

What is a Clutch? is a device that connect and disconnect two rotating shafts, therefore engaging or disengaging power transmission. In a torque-controlled drill, for instance, one shaft is driven by a motor and the other drives a drill chuck. The clutch connects the two shafts so they may be locked together and spin at the same speed (engaged), locked together but spinning at different speeds (slipping), or unlocked and spinning at different speeds (disengaged).

At Bolland Driving School, you can learn to apply this knowledge in one of our Hyundai Velosters, a modern training car with manual transmission. The 30 minute stick shift class is included in our Gold Plus Program and it will show you the Basics of start and stop in a quiet parking lot and other advanced driving techniques. Register now as spots are limited and filling fast.