Do you drive a car with an automatic transmission? 🚕 The interface of automatic vehicles is often simpler, and new drivers don't have to struggle with a seemingly unruly stick shift and clutch. But there are still some ways you can mess up your transmission. Here are 7 of the most dangerous mistakes you can make when driving an automatic! 📣

Don't shift from "drive" to "reverse" before your car stops moving 1:06
Never put your car in "park" before it stops completely 1:55
Don't put it in "neutral" at stop lights 2:56
Don't coast in "neutral" 3:53
Never “launch” your car from a standstill 4:44
Avoid keeping the gas tank on low 5:48
Do not let water get in the transmission 6:31

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- If your brakes wear down, replacing them will cost you around $200. But by constantly shifting from "drive" to "reverse" while the car’s still rolling, get ready for damage that can run you at least $2,500.
- When you throw it in “park,” a pin locks the transmission output shaft, which connects it to the wheels of your car. But if the car’s still rolling when you do this, either the locking pin or the output shaft may break or become eroded.
- It's better to keep your car in "drive" than to switch it to "neutral" when stopped at a light. First of all, when your car’s in "neutral," you don't have as much control over it. So if you need to make some emergency maneuver, you may not be able to execute it in time.
- Cars with automatic engines are designed in such a way that they save fuel even if the gear is in "drive." They simply cut the fuel supply when you're going downhill.
- Plenty of drivers launch their cars all the time. This causes serious harm to the bands and clutches of the automatic transmission. When you shift, they use friction to move definite parts.
- Ignoring the low fuel light may eventually cost you much more than just filling your tank up, especially if your car has an automatic transmission.
- If water gets into the transmission, you're in big trouble. Even the smallest amount of water, just an ounce, can wreak havoc on your car’s transmission to the point that it needs replaced.

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      Which type of transmission do you prefer, manual or automatic? Why?

      Btw, winter is coming! 😬

      about 11 months ago
    • Andrew
      Andrew In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      @Sevn Light "Manuals will add another distraction" Manual transmissions have been around basically since the dawn of automotive history. They aren't new tech and either they have or haven't been a distraction throughout the course of their history. I'll counter-argue that driving a manual transmission properly in a commuter car would encourage focus on the task at hand (driving) and make otherwise distracting activities such as texting nearly impossible to do at the same time.

      "It's a headache to sell a Manual because most people don't want them." Basically every car enthusiast who isn't in the market for a new car with a CVT wants them. I drive an 04 Legacy with a 5 speed and a well dressed gentleman literally approached me in the parts store and asked me if I'd sell my car. Boom! Could have sold it right there but unfortunately I refuse to part with it. As for me personally I never intend to own another automatic.

      I've owned both. I've driven both. I love one and loathe the other.

      about 3 days ago
    • Andrew
      Andrew In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      My first car was an automatic...never again... Manual all 7 days of the week!

      about 3 days ago
    • Rehan r
      Rehan r In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      Automatic but sometimes manaul

      about 3 days ago
    • badboyuk777
      badboyuk777 In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      I keep all cars I drive in Neutral when at lights. It is the way I was taught. And it helps me relax my legs especially if I know im at a set of lights that take ages or especially if im in a long queue. There isn't going to be any emergency and if so then I will shift into Drive and speed off, no biggie.

      about 4 days ago
    • Code Ultimate
      Code Ultimate In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      BRIGHT SIDE living in the city I prefer an automatic because constantly shifting between stoplights gets annoying and tedious, when I lived in a more rural area as a kid with less stoplights and stop signs I wouldn't mind a manual

      about 8 days ago
    • Joseph Loake
      Joseph Loake

      They are kind of true but I’m a racing driver and they don’t make that much difference

      about 18 hours ago
    • hayden murray
      hayden murray

      An old dirty au falcon loves to be launched on the limiter

      about 19 hours ago
    • vio dido
      vio dido

      Is this a joke or what?

      about 21 hour ago
    • History Traveler
      History Traveler

      Done 310 000 km in my auto tran car. Its now 18 yrears old. Service and repairs still keeps it running. Low on gas? Yes about 700 times. Low on oil. Yes a few 100 times. Trany and engine works fine. It is the electronics that messes up with water contamination.

      about 1 day ago
    • Vishal Kapoor
      Vishal Kapoor

      When I'm driving on the freeway and I wanted to go faster FAST, I would step off my gas and shift to D3 from D (Honda Civic 2012 coupe), will that damage the transmission if I do that then GAS it??

      about 1 day ago
    • Antares Midway
      Antares Midway

      Oh FFS, seriously!

      about 1 day ago
    • Roi Danz
      Roi Danz

      Fuel runs from the tank to the combustion area in the engine via a fuel line about 1cm in diameter. The line doesn't encounter with and engine part to cool or lubricate them. Driving on low fuel only risk damaging the fuel pumps.

      about 1 day ago
    • Dark Chip
      Dark Chip

      You don’t freaking know anything about cars,because you cant use N more than 50/100 meters. N in automatic is used for example to get the car on the evacuator.

      about 2 days ago
    • Pradeeshan Weerawardana
      Pradeeshan Weerawardana

      Very informative video. Thanks. I prefer Manual though

      about 2 days ago
    • Daniel Alberto
      Daniel Alberto


      about 3 days ago
    • Thor


      about 3 days ago
    • ArkyAlain Muyargas
      ArkyAlain Muyargas

      OUCH!!!! Putting ur car trnsmission in NEUTRAL goin downhill? WTH r u sayin dude!! Automatic transmission r same as manual when climbing uphill n goin down hill,.u had to shift on uphill n do engine breaks on downhill. TSK!!!!! READING COMMENTS R BETTER THAN WTCHN UR VIDEOS!

      about 3 days ago
    • ArkyAlain Muyargas
      ArkyAlain Muyargas


      about 3 days ago
    • Flo Rence
      Flo Rence

      QUESTION : what happen in my car, when I drive mode, I'm not still moving even my feet is on a gas pedal,.? When in a reverse mode, still ok..

      about 4 days ago
    • Rejika's adventures
      Rejika's adventures

      I got one automatic car
      And i always put in L/low gear
      When i start moving then next is L2
      Then drive to prevent my transmission sliding

      Rather than putting the grear to D/drive before i start moving, i think my transmission keeps on sliding when i do this before i got my right speed, Hmmm please let me know if im right or wrong ?

      about 5 days ago
    • kevin chell
      kevin chell

      Are you the robot driver for johnnycabs in total recall??

      about 5 days ago
    • the railway guy 2019
      the railway guy 2019

      Me: wow this video is helpful!
      car guys: no nope nooooppe not one tiny bit boi.

      about 6 days ago
    • Roi Marion Uy
      Roi Marion Uy

      and these are the reasons why you need to learn manual transmission and dual clutch

      about 6 days ago
    • Pablo Escalante
      Pablo Escalante

      isn’t stick better for new people as they need to focus more on the car than on the phone ?

      about 6 days ago
    • the railway guy 2019
      the railway guy 2019 In reply to Pablo Escalante

      I think yeah and i cant even drive yet!

      about 6 days ago
    • james frost
      james frost

      Number 7 is a test of every brand new car and truck before it even levaes the factory. We had to drive about 10mph and throw it in park, you can hear the park prowl click until it slows down enough then it grabs an you stop. It doesnt sound goos but its a safety check to make sure it works.

      about 6 days ago
    • Range garments
      Range garments

      Good information

      about 6 days ago
    • Joe Sigl
      Joe Sigl

      I typically slam it into reverse from drive at 50km/h to slowdown.

      about 7 days ago
    • Jhorren Miguel L. Gabriel
      Jhorren Miguel L. Gabriel

      Corrections:traffic light not stop light if you said stop light the car will stop only.

      about 7 days ago
    • Benjamin Thompson
      Benjamin Thompson

      Shifting from Reverse to drive while the car is BARELY inching forward, is fine. Might wear the clutches out a little more, but nothing major

      about 7 days ago
    • WSG Garrett
      WSG Garrett In reply to Benjamin Thompson

      @Benjamin Thompson thank you

      about 2 days ago
    • Benjamin Thompson
      Benjamin Thompson In reply to Benjamin Thompson

      As long as you aren’t revving the engine high and shift into gear you should be fine. The damage is when you have an engine revving at 3,000 rpm and you put it in drive, the clutches will be engaged and there will be a jolt on the transmission. Which isn’t good for anything. Just shift into drive without stepping on gas, and once you feel he gears engage then you can step on it

      about 2 days ago
    • WSG Garrett
      WSG Garrett In reply to Benjamin Thompson

      i wanna know is this situation is fine with AT :
      driving in D, lets say 30mph, u aproaching red light in front of you aprox 200 meters, u are in state of deceleration, u shift in N (so coasting), car almost stopped by itself (rolling slow) then stop sign turns to green, and u then shift back to D an foot on gas?
      In general i'm asking is it ok to do such thing (sometimes)? basically from D to N coast (flat road) then back from N to D, on low RPMs?

      about 2 days ago
    • Ronald Escalante
      Ronald Escalante

      Well im sorry im putting it to the neutral if in stop light..

      about 8 days ago
    • Shabaz Ahamad
      Shabaz Ahamad

      # 5 is wrong, It is always advisable to put in neutral in traffic red light.
      Since it will save brake pad and good for tiring leg and engine.

      about 9 days ago
    • fienri bazmara
      fienri bazmara In reply to Shabaz Ahamad


      about 6 days ago
    • 8 year old
      8 year old

      #2 has nothing to do with any transmission
      It's make the the transmission last longer because it carry lesser weight😂😂😂

      about 10 days ago
    • 777 Incorporated Productions LTD.
      777 Incorporated Productions LTD.


      about 10 days ago
    • Marielle Cariño
      Marielle Cariño

      Report this video for misleading. This is bad for new drivers

      about 10 days ago