Your rentable vehicule
Your vehicle will be equipped with automatic transmission. Here are a few points to help you understand how to handle the gear shift lever and the pedals.
There are only 2 pedals: The brake pedal is on the left and the accelerator pedal is on the right. So when you are driving, you use only the right foot. When you stop, you should always have your foot on the brake so you can change gears by shifting the lever.
Driving on the interstate is very inexpensive in the U.S. Most are toll free.
Gear stick lever Positions
P- Park position which allows to park your vehicle without using the handbrake (however, apply the handbrake if the vehicle is parked on an incline.)
R- Means Reverse, that is to say to R drive backwards.
N- Neutral position which is the same as the middle position for a manual transmission. This neutral position is very rarely used as the parking position is used to park the vehicle.
D- means Drive: This is the gear you use most often while driving. It is not necessary to change to the neutral position while you are stopped at a red light.
Depending upon the model, your vehicle may have Cruise Control which allows you maintain the same speed without touching the pedals. This function is very useful especially on interstates and highways where nearly everyone drives at the same speed. Please refer to the driver’s manual of your vehicle for further information on Cruise Control.