How To Rev A Car? ( Manual and Automatic)

If you’re new to the world of car ownership, you might be wondering how to rev your car. In this blog post, we’ll give you a quick overview of how to rev both manual and automatic cars. Keep reading to learn more!

How To Rev A Manual Car

If you have a manual car, Revving your engine means shifting gears up and down in order for your car to achieve higher speeds. In order to do this, you will need to use your clutch and Gas pedal. The clutch is what allows you to shift gears without grinding the engine. The catch with using the clutch is releasing it at the precise time; if you release it too early, your car will stall, and if you release it too late, your engine will grind. It may take some practice to get the hang of it, but once you do, it’ll be second nature!

To rev your manual car, start by depressing the clutch all the way to the floor and putting the car in first gear. Next, slowly release the clutch while simultaneously giving the car gas. You’ll know you’re doing it right when the needle on your tachometer starts to rise. Keep in mind that you don’t want to over-rev your engine; once the needle hits red, ease off on the gas pedal until it returns to normal.

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How To Rev An Automatic Car

If your car is automatic, things are a bit different. In order for an automatic car to shift gears, there needs to be a certain amount of pressure or “load” on the engine. This is accomplished by giving the car gas while it’s in lower gears; as the rpm’s (revolutions per minute) increase, so does the load on the engine. Once the load is high enough, the transmission will automatically shift into a higher gear. That being said, there are still ways to manually control when your car shifts gears; most newer cars come with paddle shifters located on either side of the steering wheel. This lets drivers choose when they want their car to shift gears without having to take their hands off the wheel!

In order to rev your automatic car, start by depressing the gas pedal until your speed increases and the tachometer needle rises. As we mentioned before, higher rpm equals more load on the engine, which will cause your automatic transmission to shift into a higher gear. For example, if you’re doing 35 mph in fifth gear and want to accelerate faster, depressing the gas pedal will cause your transmission to kick down into fourth or even third gear (depending on how much gas you give it). This is called “downshifting” and is a great way to get around slower traffic or merge onto highways! Just remember to practice downshifting at lower speeds first; if done improperly, you can damage your transmission.

If you have an older model car with an automatic transmission, it should also have a “kick-down” lever located near the accelerator pedal. This lever can be used to manually downshift gears in a hurried situation without damaging the transmission!


We hope this quick overview has helped clear things up for those of you who were wondering how to rev your car! As always, if you have any further questions, feel free To contact us, and we would be happy to answer them for you! 🙂

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