You won’t have the luxury of looking down at the gears when you’re driving, so make sure that you memorise from the diagram on top of the gear stick where the gears are positioned. Once you’ve memorised the diagram, practice by looking out the front windscreen and try and change through the gears. Reverse gear can be in a different place depending on the car that you’re driving. If the engine is on, make sure that you press down the clutch when changing gears. To save fuel, practice changing gears with the engine off.