Reduce speed with a manual car, press the clutch or brake pedal first?

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Obviously driving a car cannot be original. When you are behind you need to master good driving techniques so that you can be safe and of course the age of the car can be more enduring. One of them is the technique of reducing speed with a manual car.

Quoting the Toyota Astra Motor page, there are two ways drivers often go about reducing the speed of a manual car on the road. The first step is to press the clutch pedal and then the brake pedal. So the second way is to press the brake pedal and then the clutch. Which is safer?

If you often perform the first method, which is to press the clutch first and then brake, the car will slip without obtaining the effect of the engine brake. The speed will decrease as the brake pressure is added until it can finally come to a complete stop.

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If what is often applied is the second technique, that is, pressing the brake and then the clutch can decrease the speed faster. To prevent the engine from stalling, when the car approaches a new stop, the clutch pedal is depressed. This method is more recommended than the first.

By pressing the brakes first, you can predict the amount of brake pedal pressure to adjust the speed of the car. On the other hand, reducing the speed with this second technique can give an engine brake effect.

The existence of this engine brake effect helps you to control the car so that it does not slip. In addition, the performance of the car’s brakes is also not too heavy due to the power of the brakes due to the high engine speed.

Not that the first method is wrong, but the deceleration technique can be applied under certain conditions. For example, when the car is in a traffic jam at a speed of 5-10 km / hour. The car does not steer because the speed is already low. The engine also does not stop because it is too late to step on the clutch pedal.

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