Most car controls are levers. They’re either near the steering wheel/handle or near the floor. You apply a force, with foot or finger or hand, and the other end of that rod pushes something to a different place in the car’s moving parts.
Your job, as driver, is to listen and feel for feedback from those controls, adjust then recheck to see if things improve. To start, this'll be by trial-&-error; later, by referring to prior experience, relating effects to their causes. And the more attuned you get, the more attention can move to what's happening outside.
The car’s performance is quite predictable; engineered to give reliable response. Other road users may be less precise. But you can “engineer” their reaction to your presence or intentions, with guiding signals, marshalling movements, and precise positioning. And encourage courteous mutuality by gestures of acknowledgment (“social engineering”?)