5 Things You Should Never Do In An Automatic What The Oil Change Places Don't 2 days ago   12:10

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5 Things You Should Never Do With An Automatic Transmission Vehicle. Five bad automatic transmission driving habits. Is it okay to coast down a hill in neutral? Should you put the car in neutral when you come to a stop? What is the safest way to launch an automatic car? Is it okay to switch from reverse to drive while the vehicle is moving? What happens when you put the vehicle in park?

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State Laws - Coasting In Neutral:
California - http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=VEH§ionNum=21710.&highlight=true&keyword=down%20grade+coast
Arizona - http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/28/00895.htm&Title=28&DocType=ARS
Colorado - https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/14%20TRAFFIC%20ClassA.pdf
Deleware - http://delcode.delaware.gov/title21/c041/sc11/index.shtml
Georgia - § 40-6-246 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/Default.asp
Illinois - http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=062500050HCh%2E+11&ActID=1815&ChapterID=49&SeqStart=107000000&SeqEnd=131300000
Michigan - http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(zhfihnkbcmhfjiz3hoequbvz))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-257-678&highlight=neutral
Montana - http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/61/8/61-8-362.htm
Nebraska - http://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=60-6,182
Nevada - http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-484B.html
New Jersey - http://lis.njleg.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=253424&Depth=2&TD=WRAP&advquery=coast%20neutral&depth=4&expandheadings=on&headingswithhits=on&hitsperheading=on&infobase=statutes.nfo&rank=&record={F2FF}&softpage=Doc_Frame_PG42&wordsaroundhits=2&x=0&y=0&zz=
Tennessee - http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/ 55-8-167
Texas - http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/TN/htm/TN.545.htm
Virginia - http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/46.2-811/
Washington - http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61&full=true#46.61.630

Comments 13399 Comments

Ki Mu
Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
1. Alway put your car in reverse driving forward downhill
2. Come to full stop before changing directions (left/right)
3. Always neutral drop to launch your car
4. Always a reason to put car in reverse at a stop
5. Always put vehicle in park when the car is at full throttle while driving forward.
Robert Adámek
Yo anybody got a cup of sugar?
Rante Nevilos
You mean useless the neutral in AT?
Michael L
11:00 You’re over explaining this. Just shift to neutral and apply brakes if your accelerator is stuck. Why would you choose fight the engine lol
Shady Atallah
it's a problem if we are moving on highway and we put neutral than we put drive while moving?
Mario Bmxo
Can you put a car in neutral while driving?
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Cesar E Quevedo
Awesome ending!...Mangoes! LOL!!! > On a different note, I disagree w/the first point. I live in Florida so it's flat almost everywhere. I've always put my car in N when...for instance... I come w/enough momentum and a Red Light is ahead (once again on a flat road...I'm NOT talking about hills). My RPMs go extremely down. Like it was explained, #1 the gas consumption goes down (why is this a reason NOT to do this, I don't get it). #2 I don't care if I lose some "control" (I've never been in a situation that got me in trouble...and if I need to accelerate, it's just a quick move back to D...yes the RPMs go up a little but just for a second and how excessive this may waste gas also needs to be explained w/solid engineer proof!). #3 I don't know if it's illegal in FL, but so far I've never heard that. I've done this for 15 years on a Mazda Protege 5 (199,000miles) and I've never had a transmission problem...so, I'm gonna trust my guts on this one and keep on doing it!
Logan Rufus
What about putting it in park at a red light? Also when reversing, switch it to neutral. Then to drive when you’ve done reversing in neutral. Setting the parking break while pressing the button. Lastly switching to Low when turning and approaching a stop sign instead of using brakes. Is doing this all good? Automatic transmission.
James Cooper
1. Don’t buy an automatic
August Nixon
Need a second channel titled Mangos Explained
harsh singh
My question is
Can we put car on parking gear after switch off the car I mean when ignition is not working ?????
Rodolfo Carrillo
fuel 0:58:0
Aircooled Andy
As in don't do anything I did in my first car. Like anything.
Eric C
Reasons WHY you should shift into neutral (or manually shift) when coasting:

1) Because it's fun and provides variation from the otherwise mind-numbing driving routine
2) It keeps the driver engaged in actually driving
3) Fuel economy is better (how much better is debatable)... The inertial load of spinning the transmission or turning the engine faster than idle consumes kinetic energy
4) Using the transmission to downshift and slow reduces wear on brakes
5) Downshifting can slow the vehicle dramatically without giving the a-hole who is tailgating you any warning brake lights
Page Fault
One thing you should never do to an automatic transmission is get into a vehicle that has one.
David C
if you are driving on D1 (higher torque) is it going to do any damage if you switch to D while in motion in an automatic car? thanks
Rocky Balboa
Is that a Lexus IS 350?
heti hetio
Hi. Great explanation. What about engaging the park brake when the car is not moving but it is still in Drive gear?
Richard Golden-DeWitt
most of today's cars don't have torque converters
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