Helpful Hints - Steep Hills

Low 2nd or 3rd gear is generally best for going uphill, while low 1st is best for steep downhills. Try to stay out of the ruts. If you are on a steep downhill and it is slippery, the ruts may be the safest place.

Use the brake sparingly and with caution and keep your feet well away from the clutch. Sometimes with an automatic, pulling the handbrake on a couple of notches is just enough to control that urge to run away downhill.

Avoid turning a vehicle sideways on a hill and if you stall going up or downhill, don’t touch the clutch. Remember your Stall Starts!

There are a multitude of websites available offering more information on this topic or alternatively, you can always check with our club driver development officer.