How to brake on the car?

Before you learn how to brake properly on a car, without any negative consequences, it is necessary to know that there are a lot of ways to brake. However, as practice shows, experienced drivers use only three of them - braking on the verge of locking wheels, combined braking, as well as intermittent braking. The type of braking and its features depend on the electronics installed in the car, as well as on the type of gearbox.

Manual Transmission

The presence of "mechanics" in the car requires, when braking at an included speed, from the driver almost simultaneously pressing the clutch and brake. But experienced drivers recommend squeezing the clutch a couple of seconds earlier than the brake. If necessary, slow down to a certain speed, you must first squeeze the clutch to the stop, and then press the brake, reducing the speed to the desired mark. A complete stop requires the driver to fully push both the clutch and the brake.After that, you need to include a neutral gear and release two pedals - brake and clutch. Performing this braking algorithm exactly the opposite leads to jamming of the car. When driving a car in a neutral gear, for example, when going down a hill, there is no need to squeeze the clutch, and there is a push on the brake pedal if you want to slow down with this kind of movement.

General rules of braking

To know how to properly brake a car with any gearbox, you need to have certain driving skills and follow the rules that are mandatory for each motorist. So, if you need to brake sharply, be sure to look back if you have a driver who is driving at high speed behind you. If you do not comply with this rule, in the rear bumper of your car will necessarily drive behind a moving vehicle. Intensive braking on bends is not allowed on vehicles that are not equipped with the ABC system.

Automatic transmission

The presence of automatic transmission on the car allows the driver to brake without pressing the clutch - only it is necessary to squeeze the brakes.To stop completely, squeeze the brake pedal, shift the transmission knob to “P” (parking). If it is necessary to continue driving after stopping, release the brake pedal - the car will continue moving.

Braking on ice

Before you brake the car in the ice, remember one rule - in this weather do not drive at high speeds. The greater the speed of the car, the greater its stopping distance, so be sure to avoid accidents, observe the recommended distance on the road. It is recommended to brake on the ice in stages so that your car does not skid. The following braking technique is used on a slippery surface - first downshift is engaged, but you do not apply the brake. The machine will begin to slow down, and then you can slow down in the usual way. And it is recommended to press the brake with intermittent movements.