When driving a stick shift, you shift up as the engine begins to rev in each gear. You will downshift as the engine begins to slow.
Listen to the engine. if it sounds like its working too hard, or if the accelerator pedal is really sensitive, its time to shift. If its bogging down, its time to downshift.
Normally you have to listen to the RPM rate to know when to change into ANY gear on a stick-shift/manual transmission car. Changing between fourth and fifth gear isn't any different from changing between, say, 3rd and 4th. I wouldn't bother keeping too much of an eye on the RPM meter, because if you listen closely the engine will tell you when it is necessary to change the gear.
stick his finger down his throat. gross i know.
You don't know how to shift
if there's a middle pedal you're in a stick shift and you'll need to know how to use the pedal on the left (the clutch) to shift gears
If your stick shift will not move or if it will move but the car is not shifting gears, it is broken. If it feels very loose and is not catching on any gear then it is broken.
only if you shift into reverse some carts make the loud beeper to let people know they are backing up
Not that I know of but have a mechanic check to see if there is a stick or something caught behind a wheel.
I know in 79" they were 1 down and 4 up.
Majority will be automatics, but standard transmission is an option in most cars/trucks.
if it is hard to shift, when you shift your hear grinding, if you need to push really hard to get the clutch down, or if your in nutraul and your car dies when your foot is off the clutch
If your brakes go out while driving, first shift the vehicle into neutral and then apply the emergency brake. If neither of these slows the vehicle, turn on your safety lights and get into the right lane.