The main controls for Burnout are simple:
When you are driving around burnout there are 3 different 'shops' you can drive through without really slowing down.
1. Instant repair -repair your car
2. Paint job - If your car is not too damaged you can get a random paint job
3. Fuel stations -Fill up you boost bar
To compete against CPU's go to a traffic light/junction and hold R2/L2 at the same time.
To change you car/bike go to one of the fourteen junkyards dotted around paradise island and select which veichle you want.