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sindhu
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Make sure that when driving downhill you have to slow before you reach the decline then select an appropriate gear such as second gear, if it's a particularly steep decline be cautious and use a combination of very gentle braking and a low gear such as first or second.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

While descending downhill always keep in mind that apply brake softly anduse 2nd or 3rd gear. never apply full throtlle which makes driving dangerous
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Drivers who live in hilly areas should always pay special attention to the maintenance of their brakes, keep them in good repair and make sure that they are functioning properly. Before going downhill, it is wise to check those brakes. Don't forget to check the emergency brakes too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

here visit the site to get some pointz
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:58 am Reply with quote Back to top

when you drive downhill try to control steering without giving acceleration...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

Kindly follow the below steps

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Use the brake only when driving downhill. To do this, take the car out of gear and put it in neutral.

Step2
Take your foot off the clutch pedal and use the brake only to slow down, just as you would with automatic transmission. Downshifting puts unnecessary strain on the car. Overusing the clutch can damage it. It's less expensive to replace the brakes or do work on them than to replace the clutch or transmission.

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Downshift to break only if it's an emergency. Shifting to a lower gear slows down the car more quickly than using the brake alone. To do this, put your foot back on the clutch pedal and shift to a low gear.

Step4
Use a low gear when you are driving a heavy truck down a hill. It's normally safe to use second or third gear when going at a slow speed.

Step5
Drive in the right gear to save gas. You can hear the strain on the transmission when the vehicle is in the wrong gear. Using the right gear takes away that strain and saves on gas.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

While driving uphill, do not down shift. While driving downhill, ride your brakes.
When parking on a hill, turn your wheels out, set the emergency brake, remove radio face, enable the alarm, and put The Club on your steering wheel.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

Never ever accelerate to high speed while driving down hill. It's too risky, you wont have the control over the car while arriving at a bend. You may flip over.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

while driving downhill You hardly need to accelerate your car.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

Downhill driving. Steering to keep on the car on road. Brakes to keep from descending too fast and losing control. Gravity for power.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

If its a steep decend then its very easy to drive. You never need to accelerate. just control the steering.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks all you guys for the great tips..now I almost feel like going for a drive on a hilly country road...and practice some of these skills! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

To drive safely with fun one should know the traffic rules, join the online driver education course for more details LINK SNIPPED
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sriram wrote:
Kindly follow the below steps

Step1
Use the brake only when driving downhill. To do this, take the car out of gear and put it in neutral.

Step2
Take your foot off the clutch pedal and use the brake only to slow down, just as you would with automatic transmission. Downshifting puts unnecessary strain on the car. Overusing the clutch can damage it. It's less expensive to replace the brakes or do work on them than to replace the clutch or transmission.

Step3
Downshift to break only if it's an emergency. Shifting to a lower gear slows down the car more quickly than using the brake alone. To do this, put your foot back on the clutch pedal and shift to a low gear.

Step4
Use a low gear when you are driving a heavy truck down a hill. It's normally safe to use second or third gear when going at a slow speed.

Step5
Drive in the right gear to save gas. You can hear the strain on the transmission when the vehicle is in the wrong gear. Using the right gear takes away that strain and saves on gas.


While I agree with not using the transmission to slow you down, use the brakes... Allow me to point out that is it a necessity on LONG downhills, where riding your brakes would cause your pads to start gassing and give some brake fade. Sometimes you can't avoid it
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:17 am Reply with quote Back to top

sindhu wrote:
Make sure that when driving downhill you have to slow before you reach the decline then select an appropriate gear such as second gear, if it's a particularly steep decline be cautious and use a combination of very gentle braking and a low gear such as first or second.


Nice information. I appreciate. And thank you all for sharing your opinions.
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