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 - leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=VEH&sectionNum=21710.&highlight=true&keyword=down%20grade+coast
Arizona - www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/28/00895.htm&Title=28&DocType=ARS
Colorado - www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/14%20TRAFFIC%20ClassA.pdf
Deleware - delcode.delaware.gov/title21/c041/sc11/index.shtml
Georgia - § 40-6-246 www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/Default.asp
Illinois - www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=062500050HCh%2E+11&ActID=1815&ChapterID=49&SeqStart=107000000&SeqEnd=131300000
Michigan - www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(zhfihnkbcmhfjiz3hoequbvz))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-257-678&highlight=neutral
Montana - leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/61/8/61-8-362.htm
Nebraska - nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=60-6,182
Nevada - leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-484B.html
New Jersey - 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 - www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/ 55-8-167
Texas - www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/TN/htm/TN.545.htm
Virginia - law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/46.2-811/
Washington - apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61&full=true#46.61.630

Comments

    • gurumyster
      gurumyster

      One more thing about driving downhill in neutral is the car can accelerate to dangers speed. When you try to stop the car you will encounter few problems.
      1. In addition to the speed of the car you also have the weight of the car Pulling forward.This make it extremely difficult to stop the car.
      2. Because you’re on a slope car is more prone to slipping during breaking.

      about 15 hours ago
    • Peter Ruiz
      Peter Ruiz

      It used to be common (?) knowledge that a "brake stand"
      could 'balloon' the torque converter......But in those days,
      my high school car would put my watch band up on
      my elbo when hitting second gear.

      about 1 day ago
    • Ced''S Entertainment Channel [( spac20 )]
      Ced''S Entertainment Channel [( spac20 )]

      If we don't put in Neutral at a stop, when should we put the car in Neutral then?

      about 2 days ago
    • Jedi Exile
      Jedi Exile

      You’re kind of cute... lol

      about 5 days ago
    • Syafiee Sedik
      Syafiee Sedik

      how about some supercar/car that have launch control? are they use different type technologies?

      about 7 days ago
    • MD Arif
      MD Arif

      ENGINEERING EXPLAINED- LIKE
      CHRISFIX- COMMENT

      about 8 days ago
    • Kamal AL-Hinai
      Kamal AL-Hinai

      I tested everything regarding car coasting. And here's what i found: I have an automatic sports car and according to my trials and the fuel economy meter, putting the car in N or D makes NO difference in fuel consumption while the car is moving as long as your foot is not touching the gas pedal. But if the car is stationary, idling (stopping) in N will decrease your fuel economy. But putting the car at N and removing your foot from the gas will help the car glide smoother and for longer distances, therefore reducing the need to step on the gas which will make difference in your fuel economy. Consider it a skill to know how to coast the right way. Hope i helped you guys.

      about 8 days ago
    • Kirk Cowgill
      Kirk Cowgill

      I do it to prevent warping my brake rotors. Hot brakes that have one small portion tightly squeezed by the pads will have uneven cooling. This is especially true when coming to a stop quickly or from coming downhill to a red light. In neutral, you don't need to keep squeezing the brake rotors.

      about 10 days ago
    • FatalxWolfsgrin
      FatalxWolfsgrin

      Yeah... Just downshift your auto, as long as the automaker is kind enough to allow a peon such as yourself dictate what the transmission does.

      about 11 days ago
    • Ferrari_458_Fan
      Ferrari_458_Fan

      Still have no idea how an automatic works.

      about 11 days ago
    • FatalxWolfsgrin
      FatalxWolfsgrin In reply to Ferrari_458_Fan

      Fluid pressure makes a coupling between the engine and transmission in the torque converter. A series of passages direct fluid to engage bands to create a gear ratio.

      about 11 days ago
    • Matthew Martin
      Matthew Martin

      Common Sense video lmao

      about 12 days ago
    • Dyab Crook
      Dyab Crook

      You don’t say? Turn the car off instead of putting it in Neutral?! 🤔🤔 so not to wear out your transmission you wanna wear out your engine!! Don’t listen to that dude just put it on Parking not Neutral and most definitely do not keep turning on and off cuz the most wear occurs when you start the car since the engine oil will be sitting down

      about 13 days ago
    • Danny L
      Danny L

      my brother in law never lets the car completely stop when changing from drive to reverse. it drives me nuts

      about 13 days ago
    • Kamal AL-Hinai
      Kamal AL-Hinai In reply to Danny L

      My friend does that. I always go crazy on him

      about 9 days ago
    • lateralustrated
      lateralustrated In reply to Danny L

      Danny L a lot of people are like that for some reason 😂

      about 11 days ago
    • Mark
      Mark

      Video takeaway: never ask an engineer a simple question.

      about 14 days ago
    • KO GOAT
      KO GOAT In reply to Mark

      And I thought R was for Race

      about 12 days ago
    • 47Str8
      47Str8

      Please learn from my mistakes. I went thru half-a-dozen new cars because I thought 'P' was for passing....

      about 14 days ago
    • Alejandro Ortiz
      Alejandro Ortiz In reply to 47Str8

      lol

      about 5 days ago
    • Ronnie Ince
      Ronnie Ince

      Some Saabs automatically go into neutral and freewheel down hills -they automatically return to drive when you touch the accelerator.

      about 15 days ago
    • Rifky Fahrana
      Rifky Fahrana

      honestly.. i have no idea how to drive an automatic.. i don't really understand how to use pnrd2l. i spent my whole life with manuals

      about 17 days ago
    • Rifky Fahrana
      Rifky Fahrana In reply to Rifky Fahrana

      @Dhashvin Deva
      boy, just because most internet users in your country are kids or 15yr above.. doesen't mean most internet users around the world are kids too, so you can't easily assume that every comments in youtube are written by kids. if you are mature enough you'll understand what i meant by that.

      about 13 days ago
    • Rifky Fahrana
      Rifky Fahrana In reply to Rifky Fahrana

      @Dhashvin Deva
      whatever you say..

      about 13 days ago
    • Dhashvin Deva
      Dhashvin Deva In reply to Rifky Fahrana

      Rifky Fahrana the way you talk more than gives it away. Stop lying in the internet and go get a life.

      about 13 days ago
    • Rifky Fahrana
      Rifky Fahrana In reply to Rifky Fahrana

      @Dhashvin Deva
      first time buy it when I was 19

      about 13 days ago
    • Rifky Fahrana
      Rifky Fahrana In reply to Rifky Fahrana

      @Dhashvin Deva
      i've spent more than 15 years own and drive my 92 civic

      about 13 days ago
    • G0rib Gaming
      G0rib Gaming

      What Happens If You SHIFT From NEUTRAL To DRIVE At 5500 RPM

      about 18 days ago
    • ME GUSTA
      ME GUSTA

      Eww he has old man towel on his centre console

      about 21 day ago
    • v1los
      v1los

      11:06 "Your brakes are always going to be able to outpower your engine".....Obviously never done a burnout!!!! LOL

      about 23 days ago
    • teamfab
      teamfab

      It is perfectly safe to coast in neutral in anautomatic..
      No harm will come to the transmission..

      about 25 days ago
    • teamfab
      teamfab In reply to teamfab

      @Arcadian????

      about 23 days ago
    • Arcadian
      Arcadian In reply to teamfab

      @teamfab So what was the comment for?

      about 23 days ago
    • teamfab
      teamfab In reply to teamfab

      @Arcadian I am aware of that

      about 23 days ago
    • Arcadian
      Arcadian In reply to teamfab

      He didn't say it would damage transmission. It's illegal, because it takes some of your control away, and it doesn't actually improve fuel economy on modern vehicles.

      about 23 days ago
    • Renasance
      Renasance

      No, what you shouldn't be doing is pulling out parts of your torque converter.

      about 25 days ago
    • John Steele
      John Steele

      Tranny HEATS UP when youre in drive but stopped. (reason to use N)

      about 26 days ago
    • Jerry Wong
      Jerry Wong

      Hey I know this video is old but I have a question and not sure who to listen to cos there are alot of people saying different things.

      Some automatic cars have these numbers like 3 and 2 or even L, what are they for and in what situation should I use them?

      about 28 days ago
    • Jeannie Martin
      Jeannie Martin

      Question:
      My car has a broken gear shaft.

      A friend stuffed the car with things she needed transported. She had a tricycle on her lap in front passenger seat area. It was metal, up against dash.
      Wondering if something like this may have pressed against gear shaft causing break.
      I always brake when changing gears.

      I drove car 70 miles to an appointment.
      Backed up, brake applied, then into drive and motor shut down. Car rolled in park.
      Put emergency brake in.
      Car towed .

      I am suspicious that metal old fashioned tricycle
      Pushed gear shaft toward driver’s side?

      Could this be the cause?
      I take very good care of my car.
      Rarely drive it.

      Thank you.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mal L
      Mal L

      WTF Its illegal to put your auto in neutral while driving? how absurd! only in America!

      about 1 month ago
    • AlanTheBeast100
      AlanTheBeast100

      On N v D at a light it's much simpler than all that: In D the engine will idle at a lower RPM therefore less air through the engine therefore less fuel. (Note: some cars will actually adjust the RPM down in N regardless so it's a wash). In the end, much simpler in all respects to remain in D.


      As to downhill, remaining in D also helps with engine braking on the steep parts...

      about 1 month ago
    • James Balazs
      James Balazs In reply to AlanTheBeast100

      The engine idles lower in drive because it's spinning the torque converter which creates resistance. Hence the engine will be using more fuel than idling with no load. Go out in a manual and lug the engine 100rpm below idle and watch the live RPM readout on the dash. Essentially the same effect.

      about 28 days ago
    • Nero Mastic
      Nero Mastic

      Does the engine need to work to put it in Park?
      Or do I have to turn it off before engaging park?

      about 1 month ago
    • Nero Mastic
      Nero Mastic In reply to Nero Mastic

      @Amrit K Thanks mate.

      about 27 days ago
    • Amrit K
      Amrit K In reply to Nero Mastic

      The proper way to park your vehicle is so
      1. Come to a complete stop, shut your engine off, keep your foot on the brake
      2. Engage the parking brake (e-brake, hand brake)
      3. Put your transmission in neutral
      4.Lift your foot off of the foot brake and ensure your parking brake is firmly engaged, put your transmission in park

      It's important that your put your transmission in park after engaging the parking brake because it saves that pawl that he talks about during the video

      about 27 days ago
    • Hentai Commander
      Hentai Commander

      very informative. Thank you, skinny human! ^_^d

      about 1 month ago
    • GMan5090
      GMan5090 In reply to Hentai Commander

      This needs more votes

      about 1 month ago
    • Ahmad Faris
      Ahmad Faris

      My car idle lower in neutral

      about 1 month ago