Manual transmission is common to both domestic and foreign cars. The art of driving, including a clear control, good acceleration and the motion control is on these cars, including the ability to just switch gears.
Experienced drivers "feel" your car and changing gear, not looking at the speedometer or the tachometer. Beginners should pay attention on these devices.
Driving schools are taught that need to rely more on the tach. Remember that the upshift should occur when the two and a half to three and a half thousand revs. Decrease - if the rpm is below a thousand. In that case, if the upshift will occur at a lower engine speed, the vehicle will simply stall.
Carefully learn, and for the first time and follow the position of the gear lever: do not move from first to fourth or second to fifth. Don't put too much effort to move the lever smoothly direct it, the car itself will help you include the right gear.
If benchmarks speedometer, stick to the following rules. Switching from the first speed to the second takes place at a speed in the range of 20-30 km/h From the second to the third 50-70 km/h; third to fourth - 80-100 km/h; from the fourth to the fifth, starting from 120 km/h. Remember that these speeds are approximate, they may slightly shift depending on the brand of car, its mileage, condition and type of engine.
Getting some driving skills and getting used to your car, you will be able to shift gears without the distraction of the devices. Experienced drivers are guided solely by the sound of the motor. Eventually you will gain the ability to hear your car and trust him in the difficult task of shifting.