How to Drive Manual Car

Topics: Manual transmission, Automatic transmission / Pages: 3 (646 words) / Published: Aug 17th, 2010

Manual Transmission Cars

Purpose - To explain to the class about manual transmission cars and how to drive one.

Central Idea – Driving a manual transmission car is very different from driving an automatic transmission car

I. Introduction

Today about 6 million people drive a car in the United States, but the percentage of those people that drive a manual transmission is significantly less than those who drive automatic. In every country in Europe, and perhaps in the world, manual cars are a common sight. However, here in the U.S.A. finding a manual car and someone who knows how to drive one is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Although they are not as common as an automatic car, manual cars have been in existence for a longer time.

II. Body

Transition: So exactly what is a transmission?

A. The transmission is an important part of a car. a. Its is part of the drive train, which is the part of car that shifts the power and energy from the engine to the differential which then brings the power to the wheels. b. The job of the transmission is to control the output of the engine when the driver chooses to go faster. c. The main difference between an automatic and a manual transmission is that in an automatic there is no gear changing or clutch, everything happens automatically Transition: Driving stick shift, a manual car, isn’t as hard as it seems, one just needs to know the basics.

B. In every manual car there is a gas pedal, a brake pedal, a shifter, and of course, a clutch pedal. a. The gas pedal is found in every car and it is used to accelerate the car to a higher speed by allowing the gas to flow into the engine. b. The brake pedal, also found in every car, is used to stop or slow down the vehicle c. The clutch

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