Originally Posted by Sidd7hartha
If I intend to slow down say from a speed 30 Km/hr to 10 km/hr shall I apply clutch(full press) & break simultaneously or only break?
Most of our driving schools/teachers always instruct us to press the clutch first before applying brakes to slow the vehicle. So mostly we are riding the clutch when we are out of such schools. When I went for training at Maruti Driving School(MDS), they even told me to start the engine only after pressing the clutch. But when I gave my car for service at Hyundai ASS
, they told me the following,
1. Do not press clutch to start the engine,
2. Press the brake before releasing the Hand brake
3. Check the console for any indications before slotting in the gears.
4. When you are driving in the city don't press the clutch fully because the vehicle may lurch forward and told me to apply brakes first. Then based on the need to press the clutch to change gears.
5. Always press the clutch only for changing of gears except in B2B traffic in first gear. Here also don't wait for a long time in gear.
So my advice is first don't worry about clutch usage/mileage, settle in to a nice safe driving rhythm. Once you are comfortable in your driving style, then curb your instincts in riding the clutch and use it only during change of gears.
This is my personal opinion only and may not be suitable for everybody. Drive safe.