Driving School St Lucia does gear changing

Learners can really change gears in Indooroopilly & St Lucia 

Our Driving School in Indooroopilly and St Lucia likes to offer Learners the very best technique for changing gears. The palming method takes advantage of the structure of the gearshift mechanism and makes it easier to shift directly to the required gear and less likely that a wrong gear will be selected. Watch the video to see how easy it is to change gears.
The gear lever is spring loaded so that it always returns to the central neutral position. Whenever the Learner wants to select 1st or 2nd gear using the palming method, the hand takes up the thumb down position as shown in the diagram, regardless of the current gear that is selected. Our Driving School in Indooroopilly | St Lucia | will help you learn the art of gear changing. In a 5 speed gear change all gear changes pass thru the centred neutral position except for 1st to 2nd AND 2nd to 1st. Whenever selecting 3rd 4th 5th and Reverse gears, the hand adopts the thumb up position as shown in the diagrams. Using the Palming method the Learner is simply guiding the gears into position. To do this effectively the finger tips stay off the gear stick and the least effort is used in selecting the chosen gear.

Western suburbs of Brisbane - including : | Indooroopilly | St Lucia |

Selecting Gears in Indooroopilly and St Lucia

At Brizwest Driving School we teach learners in Indooroopilly how to select gears in a manual car. If left to their own devices the learner would likely adopt the "claw grip". Some would argue that the claw grip is inefficient and very prone to errors, but given time the learner improves using that method. At Brizwest we teach learners to change gears by guiding the gear lever with soft and gentle pressure applied smoothly in the correct direction.

In guiding the gear lever there are two basic rules:
  • finger tips MUST stay off the gear stick
  • thumb pointing DOWN for 1st and 2nd gear selection and thumb up for all the rest.

A Brizwest Driver Trainer in Indooroopilly will show you in detail the benefits of using this method and provide you with more information on how to learn to be efficient with your gear selection. We offer you many techniques to assist you toward being the best and safest driver you can be.