- Adjust how close you are to the steering wheel.
- Place one of your feet flat on the car floor. This will make pushing or pulling the seat much easier.
- Pull the lever which adjusts your seat forward or backward.
- Adjust the seat and stop at a distance you believe is sufficient for your feet to reach the pedals.
- Place your feet on the pedals.
Note that your knees need to be slightly bent while your feet are resting on the pedals. Even though you should only be moving your ankles to shift from one pedal to another, having the space to fully extend your leg on the brake pedal during an emergency for maximum breaking force is essential. This is possible by having a slight bend at all times.
- Repeat process till you get to a comfortable position.
- Adjust your backrest.
- Sit back into the seat.
- Lift the lever and adjust the backrest pitch up or down.
- Fully stretch your arms out to rest your wrists on top of the steering wheel.
Note that your elbows need to be bent slightly when your hands rest at the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock position on the steering wheel. Stretching your arms and resting your wrists on top of the steering wheel will place you in the optimum position.
- Repeat process till you get a comfortable position
Do not sit up right, or with the backrest at a 90-degree position from the seat. This will make driving uncomfortable, and increase chest injury during an accident.
- Adjust your headrest.
- Press the button located at the plastic base of the headrest.
- Adjust the headrest higher or lower to support the back of your head.
Note that your head should NOT be resting on the headrest. Headrests are used to catch your head in the event of an accident, preventing your neck from getting whiplash. Make sure to have a fist sized gap between your head and the headrest.