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#1 Tuesday 11th August 2009 10:40:34

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Automatic teaching

Hi All,
I have an automatic car and have been teaching the wife to drive, I have not passed part three yet, and I have been training in a manual car, my question is this, when driving an auto do you have to teach them to put the handbrake on when stopped at traffic lights or right turns minor to Major, do you have to teach them to put the hand brake on at the lights and neutral, and just handbrake for junctions. I hope someone can help don't want to be teaching her the wrong way.


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#2 Tuesday 11th August 2009 14:37:00

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Re: Automatic teaching

You don't HAVE to do any of those things, depends how long your waiting. Teach them how you drive and you won't go far wrong.


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#3 Friday 14th August 2009 12:25:55

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Re: Automatic teaching

Tony is absolutely right.
Do you need a handbrake ? If so then use it. If not then don't.
Can you use a handbrake? If so use it, but if you don't it does not matter as long as what you do is safe.

e.g some of my disabled are unable to use the H/b
therefore I get them to perfect gas control on hills so they don't have to use it.

You certainly would not be teaching neutral.
Why should you? It causes more wear and probably increased consumption.
For what gain?


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#4 Thursday 20th August 2009 21:08:20

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You certainly would not be teaching neutral.
Why should you? It causes more wear and probably increased consumption.
For what gain?

Hi John....Could you explain this as im under the assumption that selecting neutral would ease the stress on the vehicle and save fuel, as its like having the car constantly holding the biting point.


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