May 6, 2016

Master The Hill Start

Learning to drive presents a variety of challenges – From the first lesson you are tackling a wide range of new skills such as mastering the brakes and clutch, and eventually more complex tasks such as parallel parking – However one problem many of our students seem to face during their lessons is the hill start – So we’re here to help.

The main thing to remember is to remain in control of the car – So always start with your handbrake firmly on to prevent rolling back. Then put the car into gear and apply pressure to the accelerator pedal until you feel the biting point, then ease the handbrake off until you start to pull forwards. If at any time you start to roll backwards, simply apply the foot brake to stop the car from moving and attempt again.

Safe driving from Britannia!