In manual cars there are three foot pedals, ABC, reading backwards from Right to Left, Accelerator, Brake, Clutch.
The Accelerator (or Gas pedal as it’s frequently called) controls the speed of the engine (by adding more gas to make it go faster) and needs to be used very gently.
The Brake pedal is used to slow the car down when it’s moving, or hold the car still for short periods of time. Remember to
– brake gently,
– continue adding brake pressure until the car is slowing enough,
– keep the brake pressure in place until the correct speed is nearly reached – ease off the brakes slightly as you come to a stop.
Finally the Clutch pedal connects and disconnects the engine to the wheels (via the gearbox). You’ll be using this when moving off, coming to a stop and when changing gear.
You will use your left foot for the clutch pedal and your right foot pivots between the accelerator and brake pedals.