Identify the controls. We are going to find the accelerator and brake pedals, the steering wheel, the gear selector lever, and the controls for the lights.
The brake and accelerator pedals are located on the floor. The brake pedal is usually larger and on the left, the accelerator is usually smaller and on the right.
The steering wheel is the large wheel in the center of the driver's console. Turn it to the left and right to turn the front wheels of the vehicle.
Located on the steering column - usually on the left side - is a small lever that has a rest position in the middle and two locking positions, up or down. This is the turn signal lever. Look around the front console for switch or knob that will control the headlights; it often on the left side of the steering wheel mounted into the console or a control knob on one of the levers on the steering column.
The gear selector level will usually be in one of two places: it is either mounted to the right side of the steering column or in-between the driver's and passenger's seats on the floor. It will have a display showing gear indicators, usually marked with letters like "P", "D", "N", and "R" and a few numbers. On steering-column shifting levers, this display is usually located on the instrument panel, underneath the speedometer. In models with the shifting lever on the floor, the display is usually alongside the shifting lever track.