9 Things You Shouldn’t Do to a Car With an Automatic Transmission

1. Don’t leave it in “drive” if you’re just sitting in the car for a long time.

Leaving your car in the “Drive” position when sitting for a long time can seriously destroy your automatic transmission due to overheating. In this case, it is better to stop the car or at least put it in “Park”.

2. Don’t forget about the parking brake.

Be kind to your car and it will respond with love! Forgetting to apply the parking brake is considered mishandling of your vehicle. Any novice driver should remember that if the parking brake is not engaged, even the slightest bump on the bumper can damage the parking lock

3. Don’t engage the neutral gear while going downhill.

You might think it will save you gas. But quite the opposite! If you put the car in neutral when going downhill, you are actually in danger. It reduces your ability to control your vehicle, which we’re sure is the last thing you want.

Also, it is bad for your transmission and expensive to repair.

4. Don’t engage the neutral gear while stuck in traffic or while waiting for a green light.

Everyone in big cities experiences traffic jams. It’s so annoying to waste time and money. But it’s also a big mistake and can cause additional damage to your transmission if you use neutral. If you think you’re saving fuel, it’s not saving you money.

When it’s in neutral, you don’t have much control over the car and you can’t maneuver quickly.

Just start the engine, drive your car, and put your foot on the brakes.

5. Don’t shift into “Park” before the car stops completely.

Some cars won’t even let you do that. If you do, you could damage or break the locking pin that keeps the transmission running. It is very harmful to spread. So if you find a parking spot, don’t rush, park the car, and put it on “Park”.

You should remember that “parking” is to stop your car from rolling, not to stop the car while driving.

6. Don’t let water get in the transmission.

Use liquids with caution! We’re sorry if water somehow got into your car’s transmission. Even the smallest amount of water can cause the transmission to have to be replaced.

7. Avoid keeping your gas tank on low.

The tank capacity must not be less than 1/4 of its capacity. There are several reasons for this: Firstly, the fuel gauge is not always accurate and the car may stop sooner than expected.

Secondly, a low fuel level can damage the car, as the fuel keeps all the details lubricated. This is especially important for vehicles with automatic transmission.

8. Don’t shift your car from “drive” to “reverse” before it stops moving.

Not only is it not safe to play with the car and race in adrenaline-filled traffic, it’s not good for the transmission either. First stop, then turn! Careless driving puts a lot of strain on the transmission instead of letting the brakes do their job.

9. Use only one foot while driving in a car with an automatic transmission.

When driving with an automatic transmission, it is always best to use only one foot. Some of us are used to driving a car with a manual transmission, where both feet are needed. If you use both feet, you risk accidentally pressing both pedals at the same time, especially in stressful situations. It is therefore better to practise with one foot now.

Do you have a car with automatic transmission or do you prefer to have full control of your car? Tell us your preferences below and also share these tips with your friends.