I've been driving a standard for a while now, but I still have a few difficulties; most notably, I sometimes spin out when starting from a dead stop on hills. This happens mostly if the hill is steep and I have someone creeping up behind me. Also, it seems to happen more in the rain. On a low or medium grade I don't really have much of a problem, but on steep grades it's a little frustrating.
Is this because I'm hitting the accelerator too hard? I don't want to risk rolling back into other cars, especially when they get close to my bumper, so I try to let the clutch out pretty fast, which means I have to accelerate faster not to stall. Maybe this means I'm accelerating TOO much. Any tips (other than the e-brake and heel-toe methods)?7 AnswersSafety1 decade ago
Is it possible to find a pythagorean triple where the hypotenuse is double the length of one of the legs?
That is, where c^2=a^2+b^2 and c=2a, is a pythagorean triple possible?2 AnswersMathematics1 decade ago
What are the correct steps in parking a standard transmission, including when to push the brake and clutch? I know many people prefer to park in gear, but do you need to hold the clutch down until after you turn off the car?15 AnswersOther - Cars & Transportation1 decade ago