Drivers Ed Chapter 3 terms
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turns the front wheels. To steer the vehicle you need to have speed control. With too much speed, the car will go straight even though the tires are turned.
Adjustable Steering Position
Some vehicles have options available to help a driver fit behind the steering wheel. Refer to your owner's manual for more information.
is used to select a gear. Is most commonly located on the steering column or on the console. The console is compartment mounted between the front seats
this device lets you maintain your desired speed without keeping your foot on the acceleraator
located to the right of the brake petal, is pushed down to increase speed
pushing down on the brake pedal slows or stops the vehicle. Depressing this pedal also turns on the brake lights
keeps vehicle in place when it is parked. In many cars, it is a foot-operated pedal located on the far left. Push this pedal down with your foot to set the break.
shows the gear positions of the automatic transmission
this gear position locks the transmission. Your vehicle should be on his gear before your start driving. You should also shift to this gear every time you stop driving since the vehicle cannot roll on this gear. Never shift to this gear when vehicle is moving. You can remove the key fro the ignition only when the lever is in this gear
this gear is used for backing up. Always come to a complete stop before shifting into this gear. When you shift to this gear, the backup lights come on. The white lights at the rear of the vehicle illuminate your path at night and tell others that you are backing up
this position allows the wheels to roll without engine power. If the engine stalls while you are driving, you must shift to this gear to restart engine while the vehicle is moving..
This position is for moving forward. To keep your vehicle from jumping forward, keep firm pressure on the brake pedal every time you shirt to this gear
these positions allow the engine to send more power to the wheels at the lower speeds. Your should use the lower gears when you are owing heavy objects or going up and down steep hills.
always wear this when the vehicle is in motion; it is your best protection against an injury in a collision.
Most vehicles have these, padded devices that are in the back of the seats. Head resistant help reduce whip splash injuries in a collision, especially if the vehicle is stuck from the rear.
Inside and outside rear view mirrors
These mirrors show the view through the rear window of the vehicle and the view to the side an rear of your vehicle.
Mirror's blind spot
Areas around the car that the driver cannot see
usually located on the steering wheel, makes a loud noise to signal other drivers
located on the steering column or on the instrumental panel. when this is on both front and rear turn-signal flash at the same time.
located on the left side of the steering column. Move this up to signal a right and down to signal a left turn, when you use this is stops flashing when the steering wheel is straightened.
Windshield Wiper and washers
one switch is needed to operate these in order to clean the windshield
is usually a knob or switch located on the left of the instrument panel or on the turn-signal lever. It controls headlights, taillights, and side marker lights.
hood release lever
located on left side under the instrument panel. Pull it to release. You need to operate a second releasae under the front of this before it can be raised
heater, air conditioner, and defroser
are used to heat or cool the inside
located above windshield on the driver and passenger sides. Pull this down or to the side to help get sun glare out of sight to avoid collisions
seat adjustment lever
located at the lower front or left side of the driver's seat
shows how much gasoline is in the tank
temperature light or gauge
this light or gauge warns when the coolant in the engine is too hot.
Oil pressure warning light or gauge
this warning light or gauge signals you when the oil is not circulating through the engine at the proper pressure.
alternator warning light or voltage meter
if this light turns or gauge shows "discharge" while the engine is running, the alternator is not generating enough electricity.
brake system warning light
this warning light serves 2 purposes
1) reminds you to release parking brake before moving the vehicle.
2) if the light comes on while you are pressing the foot brake or while you are driving, part or all of the braking system is not working properly
tells you the speed at which you are traveling in both mph and kph
indicates the engine revolutions per min, if these are too high engine damage can occur
indicates total number of miles the vehicle has driven
antilock braking system light
tells you if the abs is functioning properly. keeps wheel from locking if the driver brakes too hard. if abs comes on while driving, it indicates a problem with the system.
saftey belt light
reminds you to put ur belt on
air bag warning light
tells you that the air bags are in proper conditions, if the light stays on it indicates a problem
glows when the high-beam headlights are on, usually appears as a small blue light in the are of the instrumental pedal.
check engine light
can either blink or remain constant, blink=a problem that needs immediate attention
hand-held remote that lets you lock or unlock from a certain distance
fixed object far out in the distance that appears to be in the center of the path you intended to drive