How to Drive a Stick Shift
A Step-by-Step Guide to Driving a
Manual Transmission Car
Author: Dennis Chernyukhin
A complete step-by-step guide that will teach you everything you need to know.
When I created Shift Bay Area in 2018, my goal was to provide a fun and educational experience for people wanting to learn how to properly drive a manual transmission car. Since then, we’ve successfully instructed thousands of students and have grown to become Northern California’s preferred stick shift driving school. Based on customer demand we decided to take our most popular behind-the-wheel End-to-End stick shift driving lesson and expanded it into an eBook with over 150 illustrations to aid the written content.
This eBook covers high-level conceptual topics, 1st gear and clutch control, reverse gear, how to upshift to 2nd gear, proper upshifting and downshifting techniques in the higher gears, and hill control, where we’ll learn about parking on hills and how to start from inclines. At the end of this eBook you’ll have a complete overview of how to safely operate a manual transmission car, and we’ll build your confidence so that you can use the skills you learn in the real world.
Dennis Chernyukhin - Author