Driving a manual car, generally referred to as ‘stick’ is a delicate balance at first. You must press the clutch down and the brake at the same time when you switch to first gear. Once the car is in first gear you start to let go of the brake slowly and you’ll feel the car moving forward, once you have hit 10mph, you press the clutch again and switch the car in to second gear, and you will start to feel and hear when its time to switch to the higher gear. Most cars have 4 or 5 speeds and then the reverse option. The hardest thing is getting it off first gear.