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7 Things To Avoid While Driving An Automatic Transmission Car

7 Things To Avoid While Driving An Automatic Transmission Car
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Automatic transmission is ,without a doubt, one of the greatest invention in the car industry. Automatic car opens the whole new era for car owners thanks for the safety it provides. This car type is favored not only by the professional drivers but also by people with basic driving skills. However, does this greatest invention provide total safety for its driver? Sadly it is not.

7 Mistakes To Avoid When You Drive An Automatic Transmission Car

Even though automatic vehicle is amazingly safety, you should avoid a few things at any cost while steering the wheel. Here’s a list of 7 mistakes that can damage a vehicle badly and put the owner on the hook for some huge repair bills.

Sliding The Vehicle Down A Slope In The Neutral Mode

This habit won’t let you accelerate the car except for slowing it down. It cuts the oil supply, so the transmission does not get the proper lubrication for smooth operation. It results in significant wear and damage. Discard his habit because the repair costs don’t worth the negligible fuel savings.

Revving The Engine Before Switching To The Gear

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Revving the engine before switching to the gear is not a good habit for automatic car owners

We all have done it as teenagers. But, don’t be that stupid because your parents are not going to pay the bills this time! It gives the transmission a massive shock that leads to more friction between the internal components, causing damage to engine parts.

Shifting Gears When The Car Is Rolling

It makes your transmission components to change direction rapidly, wearing out the gearbox at an astounding pace. Use your brakes instead to stop the vehicle. Some people shift into the Park without the pushing the brakes, which is also bad for the gearbox.

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Keeping In Neutral At The Red Light

Many people do this to save fuel and protect the driveline from unnecessary wear. In fact, the loss is minimal if you push the brakes by keeping the gearbox in Drive mode. The actual damage takes place when you switch into and out of the neutral mode.

Switching Into The Parking Mode Before Completely Stopping The Car

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You shouldn’t switch into the parking mode unless your car is completely stopped.

Shifting to the Park mode will cause a locking pin to be inserted into a gear attached to the output shaft of the gearbox. The wheels are also connected to the same shaft. So, when you lock it and keep the vehicle rolling at the same time, there’s a risk of breaking the locking pin.

Driving Hard Without Warming Up The Engine

It’s a blunder, especially in the winter season. The oil thickens and moves slowly when the weather is cold. Give the fuel a minute to run into the transmission and all of its parts. If you shift into gear and start driving at high speed from the beginning, it will lead to severe internal damage.

Habits you should avoid when driving an automatic

Keeping The Fuel Tank Low

An automatic transmission car largely depends on fluid pressure to run properly. Fuel also helps a vehicle’s engine and other elements to stay cool and lubricated. So, these will wear out a lot faster if you continuously keep the tank low on fluid.

Conclusion

Gearheads may find these tips no-brainer, but every driver is not an expert on car mechanism. Avoiding these practices is not harder than changing some habits. They will extend the life of your automatic transmission car, keep you safe on the road and save you a lot of money from car maintenance.

48 thoughts on “7 Things To Avoid While Driving An Automatic Transmission Car

  • July 3, 2017 at 7:40 pm
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    Thanks for the advice. I have BMW X5, i think I do observe most of the tips you highlighted just by my own instincts.

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    • September 28, 2017 at 2:15 am
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  • July 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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    Thank you for the beautiful knowledge shared

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    • September 28, 2017 at 2:14 am
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      Arigatou. Thank you. Your comments encourage us a lot.

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  • July 5, 2017 at 2:42 am
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    Amazing.thnx for th info

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    • September 28, 2017 at 2:14 am
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      Thank u for your comment

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  • July 5, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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    Thanks for the tips am one of the victim,i like shifting to neutral all the time when am on the slope.

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    • September 28, 2017 at 2:14 am
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      Hope it is useful for you

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  • July 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm
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    This post has been very educative to me.
    Thank you for it

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  • July 7, 2017 at 2:26 am
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    Thanks for the advice

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    • September 28, 2017 at 2:13 am
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  • July 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm
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    It pays add more please. I have learnt a lot on this.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 2:41 am
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    • September 13, 2017 at 8:44 am
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      I would like to thanks for the good opportunity to let me know these 7things to avoid while driving an automatic transmission cars..because I plan to buy an automatic car for my family..

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  • July 11, 2017 at 4:07 pm
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    I now know. Thank you a great deal especially the Neutral issue on the red light and slopping down.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 2:40 am
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  • July 14, 2017 at 12:56 am
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    This is a good lesson to learn

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    • September 13, 2017 at 2:39 am
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    • September 13, 2017 at 2:45 am
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  • July 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm
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    Good keep on enlighting us with driving skills.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 2:38 am
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      Thank you. We will provide more useful information like this. Stay tuned

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  • July 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm
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    What a good message of advice..so good.

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  • July 24, 2017 at 12:52 am
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    Thanks for the tips.

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  • July 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm
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    thanks for the explanation on automatic car maintenance

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    • September 13, 2017 at 2:37 am
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  • July 26, 2017 at 11:04 am
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    I really like those tips so much because it helps a lot to maintain my car effectively.
    Thanks so much.

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    • September 13, 2017 at 2:45 am
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  • October 11, 2017 at 5:08 am
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    I appreciate the advice on how to take care of your CVT automobile. It is interesting that you say it is actually better for the car and that you save fuel when you put the car in neutral at a red light. My mom used to do that and I always wondered why she did that. She used to tell me it was habit, but it cool to know that there is actually a positive benefit to doing so. Thanks again!

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  • October 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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    Thanks for the comprehensive guide! I’ll be sure to print this out when I need to buy a pressure washer.

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  • November 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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    Reliable and valid information

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  • November 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm
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    Thanks for the information. It very helpful.

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  • November 13, 2017 at 6:17 am
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    Thanks for the tips. I appreciate

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  • November 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm
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    Hi ineed to know this, according to answer no 1and no 4what is the use of a neutral gear if I shouldn’t use it down aslope and at the red light? And what the use of a neutral gear? When should we use it?

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  • November 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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    Thanks for the information – we must share with other users, especially Psv operators.

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  • November 16, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    Thank you so much for the information

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  • November 18, 2017 at 9:41 pm
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    Well, driving an automated vehicle is more plain sailing than that of driving a vehicle having a manual gearbox. In fact, all automatic vehicles are currently more dependable than in the olden days. But like everything has some pros and cons, an automatic driven car also has some disadvantages. Expensive maintenance is the most prominent disadvantage of an automatic car. I mean to say that a manually driven vehicle is less expensive to maintain as compared to an automatic automobile. In addition to what, it also needs some specific driving skills for safe and comfortable riding. In this specific regard, I would like to tell that a driver must consider all the above precautionary measures while driving an automatic transmission car, otherwise, he can put himself and his passengers at risk and be responsible for his car failure.

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