Press the clutch pedal down fully will shifting gear, and then release it slowly
Do not rest your foot on the pedal while driving; it will eventually damage the clutch system.
Do not also use the clutch to hold the vehicle when stopped on an uphill grade. Use the hand or parking brake instead.
Upshifting too soon or downshifting too late will cause lugging and possible pinging.
Regular reviving the engine to maximum speed in each gear will cause excessive engine wear and high fuel consumption.
Sometimes it may be difficult to shift into reverse. Anytime this happens, first put the transmission in neutral, release the clutch momentarily and try again.