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Is it necessary to press clutch while braking?

Asked a year ago

What happens if you don't push in the clutch when stopping the car?

Xavier Mcclure

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

In general while braking you will naturally gravitate to adjusting your clutch as you go. If it is an emergency stop, your first instinct will be to immediately hit the brakes and stop as soon as possible, and once stopped will adjust gears as needed. A rule of thumb is to keep your gear shifting in line with your speed.

Braxton Hays

Monday, April 04, 2022

Depressing your clutch while braking smoothly is the way to go, slamming on the brakes is how you incur injuries or damage to the car. There is a trick to balancing the clutch with the brakes in line with your cars speed by following the revs of your engine as you gear down, and gradually gearing down as your engines revs drop.

Gareth Browne

Monday, July 11, 2022

If you don't push the clutch in, the cars engine keeps pumping power to the wheels and drive train, which keeps the wheels spinning, which defeats the purpose of hitting the brakes. The clutch disconnects the wheels from the engine, allowing you to switch gears but also stops power going into the wheels. So pressing clutch while braking is very much necessary if you want to stop.





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