How to Change Up Gears
Changing up gears is when you change from a low gear such as 1st gear, to a higher gear such as 2nd, then 3rd gear etc. We shall be using the ‘palming method’ to change up gears and we’ll begin in neutral. We’re not yet going to get involved with clutch control. The point of this exercise is to learn where each gear is, going from 1st to 5th gear and to make sure you select the correct gear.
Practice changing up gears in a car with the engine switched off. Ensure the car is secured with the parking brake and that the clutch pedal is fully depressed.