Accelerate slowly – Learn to accelerate smoothly and gently, working up through the gears to your intended speed. Putting strain on the transmission by going from a standstill to high revs/speed demon is a good way to ruin your engine in the long run! Give your brakes a brake – Remember, manual transmissions can be down-shifted, this will use the engine to slow the car. Going straight from accelerating to braking puts a lot of wear on your brake pads, so where possible, anticipate your coming to a stop and start to decelerate using downshift! Trust us on this one, as your breaks will definitely thank us, so will your wallet!