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

    • william weir
      william weir

      Never let your automatic car run down a hill in neutral to jump start it ... when you pick up enough speed and slam it into gear the car is broken 😎😎😎 and your battery is still dead

      about 9 hours ago
    • DavidSR
      DavidSR

      that 4 one made me wonder, why is there a parking mode at all? logically manual vehicles don't have it and they just put it on neutral and use the hand brake, so why do automatic cars have it if you can select neutral and apply the handbrake the same way as with manual cars?

      about 2 days ago
    • vijay vasa
      vijay vasa

      Sir drive CVT automatic transmission car can I apply neutral gear when I am at traffic signal when it is red please reply sir

      about 3 days ago
    • David Schultz
      David Schultz In reply to vijay vasa

      His point was there's no reason to put it in neutral at a traffic signal, the ECM (engine control module) will adjust fuel flow when you are sitting still for maximum efficiency. The type of automatic transmission doesn't change this fact. A CVT transmission just uses a steel belt and adjustable pulleys to "change gears" much like a mountain bike chain.

      about 1 day ago
    • Kingrare Five
      Kingrare Five

      So the usage of neutral gear is....?

      about 3 days ago
    • Kenuel Villodas
      Kenuel Villodas

      How a cop will know you are in neutral while downhill?🤦🏽‍♂️🙄

      about 3 days ago
    • David Schultz
      David Schultz In reply to Kenuel Villodas

      the problem with doing this especially on long downgrades is there's nothing slowing the engine except your brake pads, and if you brake for an extended period of time they can overheat which is called brake fade and then it can be very difficult to stop increasing the likelihood that you'll hit someone in front of you. Instead what you want to do is shift to a lower gear and use the gearing in the transmission to slow the vehicle on long downgrades instead, so that your brake use is minimal.

      about 1 day ago
    • DbzVxteran
      DbzVxteran In reply to Kenuel Villodas

      If you wreak and they find your car was in neutral

      about 1 day ago
    • Temple of Ridicule
      Temple of Ridicule

      I'm no engineer, but please enlighten me as to the correct procedure when approaching a RED. At the moment, I step off the gas, go to neutral, and then when stationary engage Park. Is this or is this not the optimal approach?

      about 4 days ago
    • Temple of Ridicule
      Temple of Ridicule In reply to Temple of Ridicule

      @Myles Would that be the breakfast or the breakdance? Or could it possibly be the brake I wonder?

      about 3 days ago
    • Myles
      Myles In reply to Temple of Ridicule

      At a red light you hold the break

      about 3 days ago
    • wrdmndan akdude
      wrdmndan akdude

      doesn't it help your ac to put in n or p while idling

      about 5 days ago
    • David Schultz
      David Schultz In reply to wrdmndan akdude

      any possible benefit to ac function due to a slightly higher rpm from shifting into neutral would be completely unnoticeable.

      about 1 day ago
    • Lord Gunther
      Lord Gunther

      Why do people neutral dump into gear and launche instead of reving with th brake down, then taking your foot off?

      about 6 days ago
    • Feed The Nation
      Feed The Nation

      Thumbnail is my cars shifter and console. Lexus is 350.

      about 7 days ago
    • James M
      James M

      The best is when people go to McDonald's drive through and shut off their engines to save gas but refuse to walk their fat asses inside.

      about 9 days ago
    • Michael Rinkle
      Michael Rinkle

      That's not how torque converters work m8. The outer shells are welded together, THEY reverse the flow of fluid TO the stator thus spinning it which is connected to the input shaft and the trans pump which generates the hydraulic pressures needed to engage the various bands and clutches.

      about 10 days ago
    • Steven Nasada
      Steven Nasada

      I had to use park to stop once... On a cold morning I was about to leave the gated apartment complex. When I was nearing the closed gate (where you have to stop) suddenly the brakes wouldn’t do anything . So I quickly pulled the handbrake and put the car in park out of desperation 😬

      Somehow afterwards the brakes worked just fine...

      about 13 days ago
    • Rodrigo Ramirez
      Rodrigo Ramirez

      yay mangos

      about 15 days ago
    • Tim Melton
      Tim Melton

      NOT AT ALL SURE HE'S SMART ENOUGH TO DO THESE VIDEOS....Neutral in ALL 15 STATES SAYS VERY CLEARLY THEY ARE CLASS A VIOLATIONS....ONLY FOR CDL CLASS A DRIVERS.... Maybe we should look elsewhere for advise....
      PS...ASE CERTIFIED since 1978...YES...I DO THE JOB....

      about 15 days ago
    • Someone In YT
      Someone In YT

      Im driving my car, my speed is about 100km/h, then i switch to "R" because i thought it is for "Rocket" hahahaha lol




      Jk🤣🤣🤣🤣

      about 15 days ago
    • Dean Johnson
      Dean Johnson

      Top 1 thing not to do in a automatic transmission car....
      1. Buy it ....

      about 15 days ago
    • Dan Bonacum
      Dan Bonacum

      I HAVE A CHEVY METRO AUTO AND I COAST IT REGULARLY WITH THE ENGINE OFF ONLY ON ROADS I KNOW WELL AND IT WORKS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. YOU MAKE VALID POINTS THOUGH.

      about 16 days ago
    • rockyramsy
      rockyramsy

      No. 6 do not over fill the automatic transmission with ATF

      about 18 days ago
    • Janghoon Sun
      Janghoon Sun

      When my car is idle feels like engine is shaking like when I stop for red light and if keep it on D the car mildly shakes but if i put it in N its quite again. Any idea why??

      about 18 days ago
    • Luis The Go Getter
      Luis The Go Getter In reply to Janghoon Sun

      Bad motor mounts

      about 16 days ago
    • wHITeOUtBF
      wHITeOUtBF

      I am a Peruvian mango ... please explain how tiptronic works...and do and don't when driving

      about 20 days ago
    • Charles Johnson
      Charles Johnson

      One reason I like to put my auto in neutral is that the pulling at the stop light annoys me. I've always driven manuals so I'm not used to the pulling effect. I also want to preserve my brake lights by not holding them on for a minute. What do you think about these reasons?

      about 20 days ago
    • MiNi7201
      MiNi7201

      Talk to much Hut very good info

      about 21 day ago
    • Danilo Alex Cerico
      Danilo Alex Cerico

      good day,i'm danny from the philippines,i would like to ask why i can't put to PARK the automatic transmission of my 2013 Chevrolet ? the car is okey,in fact i use it everyday,it runs forward when i put it to Drive, it backs up when i put to Reverse, it just would not engage to Park, i am now using the manual parking brake whenever i park the car, is there something wrong with the transmission?...

      about 23 days ago
    • Issam Matragi
      Issam Matragi

      Is it OK to frequently use engine braking in an automatic transmission car to assist in braking?

      about 26 days ago
    • Spawn and Batman
      Spawn and Batman

      I always drove manual cars but my 08 get unfortunately is auto. So my question is. Can I switch to manual mode while driving or do I have to be at a dead stop?

      about 26 days ago
    • Olgierd Nowak
      Olgierd Nowak

      When shloud we use neutral then?

      about 26 days ago
    • CoyotePowered5.0
      CoyotePowered5.0

      I think the most important thing to do with an automatic is not drive it. Unless it's a Lexus.

      about 26 days ago
    • Elliott Coe
      Elliott Coe

      When would you need to use neutral in an automatic?

      about 26 days ago
    • AeGerman
      AeGerman In reply to Elliott Coe

      Elliott Coe Battery dies/out of gas and you need to push it somewhere but that’s about it

      about 25 days ago
    • Maria R-V
      Maria R-V

      Bit late question, but was told to use the hand brake after parking the car and turning it off so the car is not resting on the transmission

      about 28 days ago
    • Lucius
      Lucius

      Me and my buddy used to 'hyper-mile' in his old 1990 Vanagon. "Slip it into neutch" we called it. We also shut off the engine to maximize economy. I have no idea why the cooling system kept springing leaks in various locations :D :D :D

      about 28 days ago