How to Drive Stick Shift
Roll Your Windows Down!
Just like understanding how to shift, you need to learn how your new transmission sounds. You can hear the gears shifting in an automatic, so you should know what it sounds like when your car is ready to go to the next highest gear. When learning, cruise around with your windows down so you can really hear your engine and get accustomed to the sound your engine is making when it’s ready for the next gear. Also keep an eye on your RPM’s — this will help you realize when you need to gear up or down.