First Driving Lesson-Automatic Car

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hey everybody I'm here today with your

first driving lesson if you are looking

for a beginner video for driving an

automatic car you've come to the right

place this will be the perfect driving

lesson for an absolute beginner let's

get right to it I'm gonna turn the

camera around and give you a point of

view sort of video a video frame of the

driver's seat let's turn it around right

here I'm in the driver's seat this is

what you would see in the driver's seat

of the car

you have your steering wheel over here

you have your dashboard right here your

your your gauges over here you have all

the controls that you'll need as a

driver right here these are all of the

comfort controls as I like to call them

you have your shift lever right here you

have your emergency brake right here and

then down here you have your brake pedal

which I'm pressing right now and your

gas pedal which is over here to the

right the brake is on the left and it's

wider the gas is on the right and it's

taller okay so let's get right to it

this right here is the key that you will

use to start the car now on this ski you

have to push this little button in but

on your key might already be out like

that so what you want to do is you want

to take the key and you want to insert

it into the key slot which is right here

to the right of the steering wheel put

the key in there now what you want to do

next is you want to turn it and hold it

to hear the engine crank and when the

engine starts you're gonna release it so

I'm just gonna give you a better view

let's go ahead and start the engine and

release it as you can see the engine has

started all of the accessories are

starting up and now let's go over some

of the basics for driving before we

actually drive the car okay

so let's get right to it once again

here's the steering wheel I'll be

showing you how to hold the steering

wheel in just a few moments when I have

both of my hands free now if you take a

look over here on the dashboard this

right here is the tachometer it has

these numbers they'll be numbered one

through usually six seven or eight it

should end at okay

so right here this is how fast your

engine is turning this is the RPM of

your engine over here okay if you look

over here on the other side this is the

speedometer you can see the numbers are

much bigger 20 40 60 80 blah blah blah

all the way up to 260 okay you also

have an indicator here letting you know

that you are in park and what gear you

out you will be in okay reverse neutral

Drive we'll go over that in just a few

moments and then you have a little a

little indicator here showing you how

much gas you have and the trip meter and

the kilometers on the engine and so

forth and all of this stuff may vary

from car to car but it's all gonna be

there somewhere on the dash to the left

here you have your turn signal lever you

push it up to go and activate your right

turn signal bring it back to the middle

to stop down to activate your left turn

signal and you can see the left turn

signal right there flashing up for right

stop down for left stop to the right

here you have your windshield wiper

lever so this lever right here controls

the windshield wipers you can turn them

on by simply if it's raining you know

pressing it down or up and you can spray

windshield wiper fluid by pulling it

towards you that will be the case in

most cars okay let's look at the main

thing right here this right here is the

shift lever and all this is for the air

the air conditioning the heating and and

the radio but weird we don't really need

to worry about that because we're not

concerned about the radio because we're

a beginner drivers remember the only

thing that you should be concerned about

is this right here which is the defrost

setting okay it looks like that and this

is that's for the front windshield this

is for the rear windshield turn it on

like that turn it off and for this one

you have to turn it to that setting and

make sure that the air is on so this is

the shifter right over here now park if

your car is in park if it's in park then

you don't have to worry about anything

because the car is not gonna go anywhere

you can push the gas pedal it's gonna

rev the engine but the car is not gonna

move okay reverse is how you send the

car backwards how you move backwards in

the car neutral okay will not keep the

car in place but it will also not move

the car forward if I put the car in


it would just rev the engine but the

wheels would be able to move if I were

to physically push the car and drive is

what you will mainly use it to drive

forward okay so let's get started what

we're gonna start off by doing because

we're on a flat surface we are going to

pull down the emergency brake and

disengage it just like that

right now the emergency brake the

parking brake the handbrake whatever you

want to call it is not engaged we can

now start to move the cart so what I'm

gonna do now is I'm gonna put my foot on

the brake pedal right over here foot on

the brake pedal okay I'm going to put

the car in drive so I shift it into

drive it's in Drive right there and if

you take a look up here it says D for

Drive now my foot is still on the brake

pedal which means that the car is still

going to be staying in the same spot

okay now in just a moment I'm gonna

release the brake pedal and what that

will do is that will allow the car to

move forward now we don't want to press

the gas pedal we're just gonna release

the brake pedal for just a second and

push the brake pedal again and you'll

see the car will move forward I'll turn

this to the side I'm gonna release the

brake pedal right now completely release

it press it again okay and that will

allow you to get the feel for moving the

car so you want to practice doing that a

few times to get a feel for the car

moving forward I'll do it one more time

release the brake pedal press it again

okay and you want to get into the habit

of doing it smoothly you don't want to

be releasing and hammering it you want

to get into the habit of a flow out and

in on the brake pedal that will allow

you to brake smoothly now for the gas

pedal well you need to do is you need to

be prepared to move okay because if you

push the gas pedal the car is gonna move

forward at a decent speed so we need to

have both hands on the steering wheel

and for that guess what I'm gonna do I'm

gonna take this camera mount it over

here and right now you're gonna get the

perfect view of myself with my hands on

the steering wheel take one end imagine

that the Sira will is a clock take one

end put it at the nine o'clock position

or the 10 o'clock position and the other

end put it at the 2 o'clock position or

the 3 o'clock position on your steering

wheel you'll see this little it looks

like a t in the middle of the steering

wheel almost just put your hands above

that T basically okay now what I'm gonna

do is I'm gonna release the brake pedal

I'm gonna start to turn and as I get

into a straight line we're have more

space I'm gonna just slightly push the

gas so I'm releasing the brake pal I'm

moving turning the steering wheel okay

turning the steering wheel now I'm

turning the steering wheel back and I'm

going straight here I'm gonna just

slightly press the

I'm just barely pressing and I'm moving

right now at a very slow speed about ten

kilometers an hour I'm gonna turn here

we're gonna actually exit the parking

lot okay so barely pressing the gas but

I'm literally holding the gas pedal

probably at one to two percent of the

the range of motion that you can press

the gas pedal at right now I'm going

about 20 kilometers an hour now I have

to come to a stop release the gas pedal

press the brakes slowly slowly and I'm

just slowly pressing it inwards and and

more inwards compressing it more and

more to bring the car to a complete stop

I want to turn right so I put my right

turn signal on check my mirrors check my

blind spot and then turn your steering

wheel hand over hand

as you can see barely pressing the gas

pedal right now I'm just barely pressing

the gas pedal and you're cruising

cruising down the street barely pressing

the gas pedal okay

now let's say you want to come to a stop

I would recommend doing this on a side

street that has no traffic like this

right here okay I'm gonna just put my

right turn signal on pull my car towards

the curb and just slightly press the


I'm just increasing more and more and

more and more and more and when I'm

almost fully stopped

I just put pressure on the brake fully

when you're almost set to stop you sort

of just give it all of the pressure now

we're gonna move forward again but my

left turn signal on to indicate that I'm

leaving this pulled over position check

my mirror my blind spot slowly press the

gas now we're gonna speed up just a

little bit so pressing the gas a little

bit more now well you will find is that

you need to find that sweet spot on the

gas pedal to hold to hold the gas pedal

ad that's in that spot at that in that

zone right there if I just continually

press the gas pedal more more I'm gonna

speed up like this which I don't want to

do okay so just find that perfect

acceleration level and hold it there you

want to hold it there now to take a turn

smoothly I'm gonna show you right now

okay to take your turn smoothly let's

say I want to put on my left turn signal

you need to sort of practice to get to

the point where you can turn the

steering wheel pretty much hold it in

that position look I'm holding it in

this position turn

and their release and I've made the turn

nice and smoothly and that comes with

practice so as your first driving lesson

my advice is practice stopping going

turning those are the three most crucial

things that people really get wrong in

terms of when they're taking their

driving tests and their driving lessons

they don't practice enough stopping

going and turning ok so right now I'm

going to turn on this onto this little

street right here it's a court so it's

not gonna have any traffic it's pretty

much a dead end put my right turn still

on signal on Mir blind spot turn the

steering wheel hold it here

release okay let's pull over again right

turn signal its brake just barely little

bit more little bit more all the way so

you want to just basically press the

brake a little bit more a little bit

more all the way what I'm gonna do is I

will actually take the camera off to

give you just a quick view of my actual

breaking process under the steering

wheel so right now I have my foot on the

brake okay

just like that let's try and get you get

some light in their ear ago I have my

foot on the brake what I want to do is I

want to release it okay so I'm going to

start moving forward just very slowly

there's no one here no one's around no

cars no pedestrians releasing the brake

and then this how I would come to stop a

little bit a little bit more little bit

more little bit more a little bit more

all the weight and I just came to a stop

right now this is how I would start with

the gas okay

to actually pick up a little bit of

speed release the brake put my foot on

the gas I'm right now I'm moving I'm

barely pressing it at all okay that's

all that you need to press it then when

I want to come to a stop transfer to the

brake push a little bit a little bit

more a little bit more a little bit more

and all the weight just like that so

right now I'm pressing and I'm at a

complete stop there's a lot more

pressure that I can put but I'm at a

complete stop I'm pressing all the way

to the point where it's enough pressure

to stop the car I don't mean all the way

is a right to the floor you don't have

to do that unless you're you want to

sort of come to a very very aggressive

stop but you don't need to do that when

you're learning how to drive because

you're not driving that fast okay that's

basically it

okay so for your first driving lesson

what I can recommend to you okay too

practice the takeaway points what you

should do when you're done watching this


practice starting practice stopping

practice turning start off in a parking

lot you know at a time where there's no

one there so you don't have to worry

about any cars or any obstructions and

then when you feel comfortable enough

move to a very very low traffic side

street and then you can want to main

roads and stuff but you got to start

small and keep progressing harder and


AHA you know - harder and harder

difficulties and that's basically it

in this video I just wanted to go over

your first driving lesson with me as a

driving instructor I wanted to go over

some of the basics of driving an

automatic car and I wanted to tell you

the three most important things to

practice if you want to be a good driver

pass your driving test and get your

license practice starting stopping and

turning and that's all I have for you

today thanks for watching