Clutch control when moving off

The clutch….it’s a mystery to most new drivers!

  • What does it do?
  • Do I need to press it down?
  • When do I press it down?
  • Should I lift it up?
  • All the way or just a bit?
  • What’s the ‘biting point’ all about?

Understanding how the clutch works and how to use it when moving the car off from the side of the road takes a LOT of practice!

So don’t worry if it doesn’t come naturally. You will get it in the end 🙂

The video on this page will help, as will this handout and this article from Driving Test Tips.

Be patient. Ask your instructor for a demonstration and practice, practice, practice.