how to rev a car

How To Rev A Car

Even if you aren’t an automotive expert, you undoubtedly know what revving a car entails. You feel incredibly energized as you rev your car’s engine and hear its mechanical heart roar to life. There are instances when revving your car’s engine makes sense beyond just making it feel thrilling. So let’s find out how to rev a car!


Start the car and wait for 20–30 seconds

Allow the engine to warm up for a short while. It’s important to wait roughly 30 seconds before starting your engine to avoid stressing your vehicle.

Keep the car in park or neutral with the e-brake engaged

You have the option to shift into neutral if your automobile is on flat ground and you feel like it won’t roll forward or backward. However, to prevent an accidentally moving vehicle when on a slope or hill, keep your automobile in park. Before revving the engine, make sure it is in neutral or park.

You run the risk of getting into a serious collision if you accidentally shift into drive or reverse. Engage your e-brake if you decide to put your car in neutral. You have a lot less possibility of rolling forward or backward if you do it that way.

Press the gas pedal to rev the engine

To get the engine going, step on the gas. The accelerator must be depressed. Your car can’t move since it is in park or neutral, but you can still hear the pleasant roar of the engine.

Release the gas pedal if the RPM gets close to the red line

Watch your tachometer, which measures the revolutions per minute (RPM) of your car. Remove your foot from the gas if the dial even creeps close to the red line. Increasing your RPMs too much could cause your car to “redline,” which means your engine will become overworked and eventually fail. If you redline your automobile, it’s possible that too much strain on the engine will cause it to break down, and you may need to perform damage control.

Reving Engine While Driving

How To Rev A Car

Drive your car normally

Start off slowly when you initially get comfortable revving your engine while you’re driving. Go somewhere with less traffic so you can change gears fast and worry-free.

If you’re operating a manual, engage the clutch

Simply depress the clutch pedal as if you were about to change gears to rev your engine in a manual. Throughout, keep the clutch pushed in.

Enter neutral gear

In a manual transmission vehicle, depress the clutch before shifting into neutral. If you have an automatic transmission, simply downshift to neutral using the gear shift. Remember that at this moment your automobile will be coasting, so applying more gas won’t make it go more quickly.

If you choose, you can just step on the clutch in a manual transmission vehicle without shifting into neutral. Although it may seem unusual to shift into neutral while driving in an automatic vehicle, doing so won’t harm your engine.

Press the gas pedal to rev the engine

Pressing the gas pedal will not cause your car to move more quickly if your clutch is engaged or your vehicle is in neutral. Instead, as you step on the throttle, you will hear the motor roaring loudly. As you rev the engine, pay attention to your tachometer. Stop revving as soon as the needle even approaches the red line.

Shift back into driving or your regular gear to resume driving

Once you’ve had a good time revving your engine, either use the clutch to move back into gear in a manual vehicle or apply the brake to put an automatic vehicle into drive. You can now resume your normal driving routine.