$20 for a Six-Hour Defensive-Driving Course at Northeaster New York Safety & Health Council ($40 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Driving course helps students remove traffic-citation points, reduce auto insurance, and sharpen driving skills

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Registration required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Classroom only, not valid for online course. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $20 for a six-hour defensive-driving course ($40 value)

The Clutch: Giving Engines a Quick Break

If your car has a manual transmission, you’ll be making good friends with the clutch. Get on its good side by understanding how it works with Groupon’s study.

There’s a certain dance involved in changing gears in a car with a manual transmission. Take your foot off the gas, press the clutch pedal, move the gear lever, and gently release the clutch while reengaging the accelerator, all while checking the mirror to make sure your passengers notice how cool you look. But if that seems complex, it’s nothing compared to what’s going on behind that little pedal: an interconnected set of discs, springs, and plates bridging the engine and the transmission. This is the clutch, and its function is to either enable or prevent the engine’s transfer of power to the wheels.

When the clutch pedal is depressed, a piston releases the clutch plate from its usual point of contact, a flywheel that is spun by the engine. Breaking this connection effectively puts the car in neutral so that the driver can shift gears—otherwise, the gears on the input shaft from the engine and those on the output shaft to the driving wheels would grind together as this change was being made. Once the correct gear has been selected, the clutch is released, and the vehicle can continue at the desired speed.

Customer Reviews

20 Ratings

Easy access and the class facilitator was excellent. For something that most people dread having to take, it was actually quite good, with lots of laughs as well as excellent information.
Susan P. · October 21, 2016
The instructor made the class enjoyable and the whole class was a lot of fun. We learned quite a bit of information.
John R. · August 20, 2016
Mike was a great instructor.
Alexandra J. · August 2, 2016
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