Getting Started

You control your vehicle by using the steering wheel to point the vehicle in the direction you want to go. The steering wheel should always be turned in the direction you want the car to go, whether moving forward or in reverse. There are 3 main techniques of steering the wheel: hand-over-hand, hand-to-hand, and one-hand steering. Movement of the steering wheel with one hand is recommended only for backing maneuvers which do not require full left or right turns or when momentarily adjusting devices such as the radio, heating, or air conditioning.

Backing up is another driving technique that needs to be learned. Reverse is a more powerful gear than drive, so you should use the accelerator pedal carefully, if at all. Otherwise your car will move too fast.