When you first sit in a vehicle consider the three pedals. There’s the gas pedal (ful lever over the gas filler pipe), and the brake pedal (which looks like alength of brake pedal). To the right of the gas pedal is the clutch which may be blue or black, depending on the vehicle and model. The left of the gas pedal and the right of the brake are the accelerator and the brake which are almost always red or black in color, though occasionally you will see a few models with a silver paint line indicating a special edition. The upper right area of the steering wheel is the throttle which is the only available position for the driver. The bottom left is your ignition with no switch and, at the very bottom is the exhaust system.
The first thing to think about when you get ready to drive is where you want to make your turns. Is it close to the limit or far from it? That will depend on whether you want to use the car to accelerate to take off, or whether you want a longer cruise on the highway. Bottoming out at a stop is quite dangerous while driving, and you will want to make sure to take care this, especially if you carry passengers in the car. If you’re in a relatively tall car, lowering the window to just below the top of the windshield reduces the wind resistance to your vehicle.
Another thing to consider when you’re getting ready to buy a car is whether you want a manual or an automatic transmission. An automatic transmission allows you to drive more carefully, and it is more relaxing to drive. It does, however, make it more difficult to learn how to shift if you learn by one set of keys. If you learn by keys, recognize that you will need to go to one car and then back to the garage to retrieve your transmission.
All cars come with an air conditioning ( allowances for climate, etc.) cooling (coolant), and battery-aleching (best used, not needed) systems. Storage (lockable trunks), front- and rear-seat belts, and the proper way to use the heater all contribute to the stress-free nature of a car.
When evaluating the various aspects of a vehicle, much will depend on what you’re driving, the area that you live in, and the climate where you live. )? What kind of weather is severe enough to present any risk of certain types of damage?.? What kind of driving does the car mostly do? Perhaps you live in an intense or dull climate. Is the car primarily an urban cruiser or a highway cruiser?.? The type of transmission the car has be considered, although manual-transmissions are still very common and will power most cars (but more of them are now coming out of the factories). Are you mostly stopping for gasoline at stoplights or do you drive on the highway? Generally, gasoline-run cars get better mileage on average than electric ones. Is the car primarily a city run or a highway run vehicle?
Maybe you’re thinking of keeping the car for a brief period of time. If you just need it a few days, and if you’re okay with the car, why would you bother to take it to a dealer or to a mechanic? Always be sure to test drive a car before you buy it, and even if you test drive it, always take it for a nice long drive, to see how it handles on the road. Coming to a decision on the technical aspects of what car to buy can be a difficult thing, but it’s much easier if you first understand your personal preferences and the preference of your car-driving friends and family. Most likely, their opinion matters a great deal in the decision-making process. And when it’s time to buy, use this guidelines to help you buy the car that’s right for you, and that you’re comfortable with.