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 3 months ago
    • axelfUK
      axelfUK In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      Auot gearbox any day... No Dual Mass Flywheel to contend with..!!!

      about 1 day ago
    • k.o car club
      k.o car club In reply to BRIGHT SIDE


      about 6 days ago
    • Evan Kaleb
      Evan Kaleb In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      Always Manual!

      about 7 days ago
    • Mr Fish
      Mr Fish In reply to BRIGHT SIDE


      about 9 days ago
    • Mr. SanAntonio
      Mr. SanAntonio In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      +N. Roy Singh best in the dumpster

      about 9 days ago

      Most of the people go to the workshop for repairing again and again resulted then they cry for repairing charges incurred on them because they are over smart to understand the mechanical functions. If you explain something to any driver, they thought it as negative conclusions. It is good for the mechanic to get more and more money from us because of misuse the car not for transportation purposes. They drive high speed even in the parking lot resulted damage the engine because of misuse of brake , pushing gas strongly and then create accidents.

      about 8 hours ago
    • lucasdog1

      didnt mention one of the worst things, holding the car from rolling on a slope with the transmission.

      about 11 hours ago
    • Micah Miller
      Micah Miller

      Some of these are b.s.. specifically #5.

      about 18 hours ago
    • Richard Mann
      Richard Mann

      Hey BrightLESS Side .... the amount of fuel in the gas tank has nothing to do with a transmission..... any transmission.

      about 19 hours ago
    • Dato David
      Dato David

      You forgot to mention when you are about to park on downhill/uphill. After coming to a full stop,before turning the engine off,
      1 apply brake pedal.
      2 place car in neutral.
      3 apply hand/emergency brake
      4 release Brake PEDAL,
      5 place car in park.

      about 1 day ago
    • skrtii

      If You See This D, Run Away and Call the Cops!

      about 1 day ago
    • Mike Parker
      Mike Parker

      Why did you show traffic moving at a crawl in Bangkok?

      about 2 days ago
    • Stephen Dare
      Stephen Dare

      it is not an emergency brake, its a hand brake and is applied when the vehicle is stationary.

      about 3 days ago
    • NeiL Registration
      NeiL Registration

      This is awesome

      about 3 days ago
    • Kiza Car
      Kiza Car

      Can I wash under car ?

      about 3 days ago
    • AdhyayanAdhyatma


      about 3 days ago
    • Mel Orpiano
      Mel Orpiano

      If you don't want to use hand to hand brake use your head to make it head brake and will have better sense not just common sense 😂

      about 3 days ago
    • Harry Uy
      Harry Uy

      Not all are true...some advice and nonsense..

      about 4 days ago
    • StampyCatYT YT
      StampyCatYT YT

      What’s the point of having neutral if it basically dose nothing

      about 5 days ago
    • piloturab

      Would appreciate if you could add the do’s and don’t of low and high gear functions . Thanks

      about 5 days ago
    • tundratomo

      I am not guilty of any of these, yay me.

      about 6 days ago
    • Bogdan Dumitrescu
      Bogdan Dumitrescu

      these rules apply to any cars...not just automatics! but I guess the title is technically right..

      about 6 days ago
    • Mel Flo
      Mel Flo

      The information in this video is not correct.

      about 7 days ago
    • BARFBARF Buenaventura
      BARFBARF Buenaventura

      Its ok to use neutral in stop light as long as you use hand brake or step in the brake pedal

      about 7 days ago
    • norm lor
      norm lor

      my garage guy told me putting small cars in neutral at stop lights is better FOR small cars, this is when I had a Honda'98 but now a Rio-5 and I'll take your advice but I did always coast down hills in "N" and will stop that too, thanks for this!!

      about 7 days ago
    • NeiL Registration
      NeiL Registration


      about 7 days ago
    • Kwesi Samuels
      Kwesi Samuels

      Thats a lie my Toyota rav4 still working an it's 2019 big up Toyota

      about 7 days ago
    • Will Wong
      Will Wong

      Warnings #4 and #5 are not for me. Coasting and putting the gearbox in neutral offer many benefits. 1. If we hit black ice while negotiating a curve, putting the car in neutral does not lock the wheels like what engaging in "D" does to the wheels 2. Yes, putting the car in neutral increases the time to respond to an emergency but can we pull the car out of trouble that easily by putting the pedal to the metal during an emergency? I highly doubt it. We should concentrate on STEERING the car out of the situation instead, not flooring the gas pedal. Regardless, the car can't accelerate instantly the moment you floor the pedal anyway. 3. Coasting in neutral doesn't wear out the transmission. My Honda CR-V transmission has lasted almost half a million kilometres with just regular transmission oil changes, partly thanks to my habit of coasting in neutral all the time 3. Many people, including once in my life, inadvertently let go of the brakes while stopping at a stop light. Guess what, I hit the car in front of me that ended up costing me a fortune.

      about 7 days ago
    • Daddybob

      Filipino taxi drivers often put their manual transmission into neutral when descending hills, in the belief gas consumption will be reduced. It horrifies me when they do this as it reduces
      control of the vehicle and places more load on the pads, rather than allowing the engine to assist with slowing the vehicle naturally. Imagine if truck drivers did this, it wouldn't be long before the brake shoes would overheat and or wear out.

      about 8 days ago
    • E C
      E C

      I think I already stop the car by using the P (Park) option, before the car was completely stop. I also did the same mistake with the Emergency breaks.

      about 9 days ago
    • Dada Galicio
      Dada Galicio


      about 9 days ago
    • Lodi Daley
      Lodi Daley

      F U L L O F B A L O N E Y !

      about 9 days ago
    • ariyadi purwanto
      ariyadi purwanto

      D in stop light, i think it's dangerous.

      about 9 days ago
    • Donna Drivingschool
      Donna Drivingschool

      You don’t put the handbrake on to save fuel. We put the handbrake on at lights to secure your car. If you were shunted from behind you are less likely to move over the lights and possibly into a pedestrian.

      about 9 days ago