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If by use you mean disengage by depressing the clutch pedal , then it's because it is difficult for the starter to turn over the engine when the car is in gear. Also, it's a safety issue, because if the car is in gear when you start it, it could lurch forward, causing an accident. Either the car must be in neutral or the clutch must be disengaged. Even cars with automatic transmissions won't start unless the gear-select lever is in Park or Neutral. Some cars with automatic transmissions even require the driver's foot to be on the brake for the car to start.

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Q: Why is it necessary to use the clutch to turn on a standard car?
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What is a standard car?

A stick shift with a clutch

How do you tell whether a car is standard or automatic?

If it has a stick shift and clutch, it is standard. If no clutch and stick shift, it is an automatic.

How do I Start a standard car?

Safest way: Set Parking brake Push clutch pedal to the floor Shift to neutral Turn key to start

Can you push in the clutch and brake without shifting it in neutral?

No. You will stall(or cut-out). This means that the car shuts down and then you have to clutch in and put it into neutral. Then(still on the clutch) turn on the car again.

What transmission In a car is operated with a gearshift and a clutch pedal?

That would be a standard transmission.

How do you turn on a manual car?

Push the clutch all the way to the floor, and turn the key to start it.

The car has power but will not start you can pop the clutch and it will start but when you turn the key it wont?

Does it turn over? Does it turn over?

What is a clutch cable?

A clutch cable is a cable that is connected from a foot petal inside a car to the transmission. It is necessary for a person to change gears in a standred transmission car or truck.

Is there any other way of turning on a standard car?

You can push start a car with a standard transmission. Place the car in neutral. Push the car to a brisk speed. Mash down the clutch pedal and place the gear selector in 2nd gear. Pop the clutch, and it should start.

Why does your car turn off when you push on your brakes?

because you did not step on your clutch pedal

Why does a car start but when in gear not move?

The parking brake is on or the transmission (automatic) or the clutch (standard) has problems.

What is the device that a driver presses before changing gears in a car that has a standard transmission?

Clutch pedal

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