I just started driving manual three weeks ago so please help a noob out When I first started driving manual, I pushed the clutch all the way down between every shift. I've been told this is bad and will wear out your clutch prematurely so lately I've been pushing it partially in (this seemed to make shifting much easier and faster). By "partially in" I mean the clutch is pushed in just a little past the resistance point. Enough that the shifter isnt locked and the engine doesnt stall when stopped in 1st gear. But if I release the clutch just a little from this point, the engine would begin to sputter and probably stall if I dont give it some gas immediately. I've been told this method of shifting also isnt good for the car. Just wondering if this is bs since the car doesnt seem to be having problems when I shift using this method. My shifting has been very smooth and I figured its also less wear on the clutch too. If this is also wrong, I guess just push the clutch a little further (like halfway between resistance point and all the way down)? Someone give me some advice on proper clutch usage?