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

    • djscarletti
      djscarletti

      Is their a video on dual clutch transmissions?

      about 6 hours ago
    • Rosie Hawtrey
      Rosie Hawtrey

      Coasting in neutral is only a problem if the automatic transmission doesn't have an independent fluid pump. Any slushbox where there is a pump driven off the differential side of the output shaft will be fine. Urban Fuel economy on my old Renault Safrane auto went from 22 to 28mpgi just using pulse & coast and it didn't hurt it any.

      about 13 hours ago
    • Camilo Hernández
      Camilo Hernández

      Great video! FYI modern automatic transmissions don't really use bands anymore, everything is clutch to clutch shifting.

      about 19 hours ago
    • David Tinnerello
      David Tinnerello

      The only channel... In fact human being that tells you WHY instead of just WHAT.

      about 1 day ago
    • Yusuf Aaji
      Yusuf Aaji

      Is it recommended to put the car on L instead of D when driving downhill to slow it down?

      about 3 days ago
    • Welcome 2 My World 1.o
      Welcome 2 My World 1.o

      @7:40 it’s 6am in the morning! Am track has arrived! Now I’m at the light for 30 mins! Your telling me! That I don’t need to put my 2017 ram 1500 4x4 5.7L v8 in neutral! And to keep in in drive? Okay! 🤔🤔 I wonder how hot my tranny will get!!?

      about 4 days ago
    • IMTHEDARKNIGHT -
      IMTHEDARKNIGHT -

      Wait so he didn't say not to put it in neutral at a stoplight he just said it's not going to help. What if I'm just tired of holding the brake down?

      about 4 days ago
    • trrrmac
      trrrmac In reply to IMTHEDARKNIGHT -

      IMTHEDARKNIGHT - same qustion here also, wouldnt it stress the brake (a little) if you stay to D stop

      about 3 days ago
    • Glenn Graham
      Glenn Graham

      Emergency stop procedure (former Ford mechanic) when throttle locked open... Stuck gas pedal; Put transmission in neutral, slowly apply brakes, pull to side of the road, turn engine key off, call your mechanic. Do Not panic that your engine it's revving high! Your life and safety is more important. There may be engine damage afterward.. But at least you were able to come to a safe stop.

      about 4 days ago
    • Nick Rodriguez
      Nick Rodriguez

      There is road in the Mountains close to where I live. I can start at the top of the road, Shift to neutral and coast all the way down 6 miles, going thru twisties and turns. I avg 55 MPH all the way down and I can do the whole thing WITHOUT Tapping the brakes NOT one time. IT IS SO much fun. So much like a roller coaster. Just wanted to share.

      about 6 days ago
    • Frank Halavy
      Frank Halavy

      Is shifting to neutral during drive bad for the transmission?

      about 7 days ago
    • dennis
      dennis

      i've been taught to never downshift an automatic transmission while the vehicle is in motion. . .too hard on the bands

      about 9 days ago
    • Jimmy M
      Jimmy M In reply to dennis

      I'd like to know if there's any truth to this. I do it all the time in my truck in 4 X 4 mode on steep hills. Otherwise you go down the hills too quickly.

      about 3 days ago
    • Glen Ervin
      Glen Ervin

      I can't believe he had to even make this video!

      about 9 days ago
    • Penguindoesfap
      Penguindoesfap

      if number 4 is will make less stress to my trans,well i think i should put the car in "D" when i warm it up, right? what's the difference.

      about 10 days ago
    • Kevin S
      Kevin S In reply to Penguindoesfap

      "warming up" your engine is pointless


      just start driving immediately after turning on your car (but don't rev it high), this will heat up the engine much faster than letting it idle and you're also not wasting any fuel, as engines are less efficient when they are cold

      about 9 days ago
    • olds767
      olds767

      Never set your foot on the brake pedal don't even barely touch it while driving

      about 10 days ago
    • EDG
      EDG

      So many people copying this video, even using similar thumbnails

      about 11 days ago
    • zoyx tso
      zoyx tso

      if you are going with drive and suddenly put the parking what is going to happen?

      about 13 days ago
    • zoyx tso
      zoyx tso

      You are talking too fast socrates from Greece please slowly.

      about 13 days ago
    • truthseeker369
      truthseeker369

      About No.3, it's easier explained based on kinematic and static friction factor. Static friction is usually higher than kinematic friction which allows more efficient rotation. Kinematic friction would act more like grinding the band prior to rotation.

      about 13 days ago
    • karthik L
      karthik L

      What too do in stoplight.

      about 15 days ago
    • DavionX13
      DavionX13

      Always shifted to Park whenever I came across a stoplight. A month later, the Automatic Transmission Control of my sister's car malfunctioned. I guess that's the reason why.

      about 15 days ago
    • David Maldonado
      David Maldonado

      What about parking your automatic car without the e-brake on a steep hill? What's the loud noise when shifting from park to reverse or drive and will it cause big damage to the transmission if done constantly?

      about 21 day ago
    • Manny Puerta
      Manny Puerta In reply to David Maldonado

      David Maldonado Surprised that important point wasn’t mentioned among all the other less offending details. On an incline all the weight of the car’s effort to roll is on that parking pawl unless the parking brake is applied before selecting park. When shifting out of park a bigger effort is required and there is a bigger strain on the pawl when removing it from the detent as evidenced by the clunking noise. Be kind. Always set the parking brake first.

      I actually find it a shame that so many folks are clueless about operating their cars. Of course, the driverless car manufacturers are glad for that fact. The dumbing down continues...

      about 18 days ago
    • Surrender_
      Surrender_

      Good video; what vehicle are you in?

      about 27 days ago
    • Essvd 沈黙
      Essvd 沈黙

      What car was he in? The interior was so clean and sleek

      about 28 days ago
    • Michael Dashnaw
      Michael Dashnaw

      Engine runs cooler in neutral at stop light.

      about 1 month ago
    • Kevin S
      Kevin S In reply to Michael Dashnaw

      cold(er) engines are less efficient

      about 9 days ago
    • sam punter
      sam punter

      As is often the case, laws are passed to protect us from idiots as well as idiots from themselves. My manual transmission car cuts air when decelerating too. With computer controlled engines this can be easily built-in. Nothing particular to automatic transmissions. Of course coasting down a steep grade is asking for disaster. But coasting on level or gentle down-slope road can result in substantial fuel saving and trans and engine wear. Coasting in gear does not provide nearly the coasting range as coasting in neutral. Please ignore this advice to coast in neutral if you don't have the good judgement to know when coasting in neutral is safe. As well as being aware that (as this video points out) coasting neutral is illegal in some states.

      And never coast with the engine not running. The engine relies upon vacuum provided by the running engine to operate the power brakes. The effectiveness of the brakes will be dangerously reduced if coasting in neutral with the engine off.

      about 1 month ago
    • Gravemind
      Gravemind In reply to sam punter

      The effectiveness of the brakes is only reduced if you have twig legs. Never used to be Power assisted brakes.

      about 24 days ago
    • Vyad
      Vyad

      He is smart.

      about 1 month ago
    • GMNGQ8
      GMNGQ8

      put your car to neutral? man listen, it really depends on the TYPE of the transmission itself not the car. very misleading...

      about 1 month ago
    • Sebastián Estrada
      Sebastián Estrada

      For all the people thinking they know better let me remind you that driving a car for 10 years does not make you an engineer

      about 1 month ago
    • daak daaker
      daak daaker

      is it harmfull if i turn my car off when in drive or reverse ?

      about 1 month ago
    • Our 4eyes
      Our 4eyes

      which car is good for long time usages like manual or automatic

      about 1 month ago