How do you drive a car up a slope?

I’m going to my friend’s house next week in Colorado and he lives on a very steep slope. How do I restart my car after parking and drive up the hill?

Ah yes, steep slopes in Colorado can be tough to maneuver, especially when you don’t do it very often. It’s really important that you shift to a lower gear while driving up a steep hill.
Here is some more advice for restarting your parked car on a slope if you have an automatic car:
  • Keep the parking brake on while you turn on the car, straighten your wheels, and put the car in drive.
  • Turn on your turn indicator and look for oncoming traffic. Your vision may be obscured by the hill, so it’s important to remain vigilant.
  • Start pressing on the gas pedal as you release the parking brake. Once it’s down, press more firmly on the gas.
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Will Baldwin
Answered on Oct 22, 2021

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