B, or “back,” is the reverse gear in a manual transmission car. It’s used to get out of situations when you’re stuck on a hill, for example.
The “b” stands for “backing.”
The purpose of a reverse gear is to pull the vehicle backwards when it’s not possible to move forward. Reverse gears are essential for backing up and parking on inclines or declines. You can also use your reverse gear to slow down quickly or turn around in a tight space.
How do you engage reverse gear?
When driving a manual transmission car, engaging reverse is as simple as shifting into N (neutral), then pressing down on the clutch pedal while moving the shift lever into R (reverse). This will engage your vehicle’s rear wheels so that they will turn and move your car backwards if you release the clutch pedal.
Last modified: October 22, 2022