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  • Why am I spinning my tires on hills?

    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
  • How do you park a standard transmission?

    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