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 7 months ago
    • Caleb Gooding
      Caleb Gooding In reply to BRIGHT SIDE


      about 9 days ago
    • Mark Gil Mateo
      Mark Gil Mateo In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      You don't know what you're saying especially number 5. Stop making these videos if you are not an expert.

      about 12 days ago
    • Blank User
      Blank User In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      I don't agree with #5.

      about 15 days ago
    • Geoffrey Bell
      Geoffrey Bell

      Quite simple really. Buy a manual car and learn to drive properly.

      about 7 hours ago
    • Gonn Fishy
      Gonn Fishy

      1. Buying a car with automatic transmission: YEAH... NAH.


      about 12 hours ago
    • Bill browning
      Bill browning

      Please... people don’t really do these.. do they??

      about 21 hour ago
    • Conner Masson
      Conner Masson

      Only looking at this shid cos I'm buying first auto ... used to manual

      about 1 day ago
    • James McElhenie
      James McElhenie

      This dude is full of

      about 1 day ago
    • Shubhagata Saha
      Shubhagata Saha

      God! I have done a couple.used neutral in red light,and reversed before car stopped fully.Poor engine of mine.

      about 1 day ago
    • dan hemmerling
      dan hemmerling

      Ummmm these are standard! I have for the first time in my life bought a car with automatic. I prefer manuals but new cars are auto.

      about 1 day ago
    • AL M
      AL M

      I knew a guy who tried reverse at 65 mph all it did was go clunk. Oh and it never did back up after that!. One guy had a 64 galaxy 500 390 auto. He would back up about 10 mph then shift into drive and floor it. the car spun forward going backwards and slide in a loop and go forwards, did this lots of times. His nickname was "Loopy" I have a car that has the shifter P_R_N_D and its a standard. The computer works the clutch and shifter.

      about 2 days ago
    • Zaffar Arshad
      Zaffar Arshad

      You should add "Never use two foot or brake with left feet.

      about 2 days ago
    • John Smith
      John Smith

      Running the engine and pressing the brake will trash the tourqe converter and the hand brake is not an "emergency" brake it is used often

      about 3 days ago
    • david charles smith
      david charles smith

      OK! If your in a hurry and you have to back up fast and get out of there........
      Go fast backing up... slam on the brakes... slide shift into Drive and boot it ! it works and its FUN

      about 3 days ago
    • Mhet Blta
      Mhet Blta

      I always put on idle on traffic lights nothing wrong with that

      about 3 days ago
    • Lee Freeman
      Lee Freeman


      about 3 days ago
    • kirumira moses
      kirumira moses

      Thanks so much for your priceless advise!

      about 3 days ago
    • Thanhphong Vo
      Thanhphong Vo

      Thanks ! Good to learn

      about 3 days ago
    • SuperYt65

      Thanks for that, i have made a few mistake and will now be more aware. All the best to Bright Side

      about 3 days ago
    • cody kirilo
      cody kirilo

      chlorine in the gene pool explains automatic transmission common sense

      about 3 days ago
    • MrSupercar55

      5:10 Paul Walker 😭😭😭😭 Rest In Peace ⚰️

      about 4 days ago
    • Chris Goffe
      Chris Goffe

      ..i bought K.I.T.T of the Hof so doesnt bother me!

      about 4 days ago
    • Airik1111

      Low gas ?? Freaking moronic ....this video is made by rich Arabians😂
      The next video will be why you should always drink bottle water.... Sponsored by Nestlé INC.

      about 4 days ago
    • Matt B
      Matt B

      While you’re a teenager, I recommend doing lots of neutral dropouts especially on today’s 6 speed and 8 speed transmissions. It’ll give you a good learning on how the transmission is built up, assembled and works.

      about 4 days ago
    • laurent isaac
      laurent isaac

      My car is shaking and like is missing power

      about 5 days ago
    • Jeibaru Turay
      Jeibaru Turay In reply to laurent isaac

      Maby worn clutch

      about 3 days ago
    • playadeldiablo

      "Do not put in neutral when stop at a red light in case you need to do a maneuver"... Maneuver when stop at red light???

      about 5 days ago
    • Israel Veliz
      Israel Veliz

      the ones about neutral are kind of weird recommendations, if im at a light of course ima put an Automatic transmission in Neutral, same thing when going down a long Hill

      about 5 days ago
    • Robert Linton
      Robert Linton

      This is total useless video. I'm surprised it.have that many views.

      about 5 days ago
    • Blaine H
      Blaine H

      What do they know about transmissions

      about 5 days ago
    • Froze Rekmeyata
      Froze Rekmeyata

      All of this is because modern transmissions are not near as robust as they were in the 1960's to the mid 70's, we use to do neutral drops to launch cars all day long in the old days and never damaged a tranny, this was especially true with the GM Turbo 200 series, 300 series, and 400 series, Ford C6 and Chrysler 727's could all do neutral drops and not care as to how many you felt like doing! These were full redline drops not drops at 1,000 rpm!! Todays cars limit this anyways to about maybe 200 rpm past idle. Those old transmissions also had no problems going from reverse at full speed and slamming it into drive. There was always a problem with the moving into park thing because of the same pin that must be still in use today, though I did know people who did that and the trans would make a clicking sound till the car stopped, and the park thing would still hold the car, so maybe yesterdays trans used a beefier pin.

      But that is a very informative Youtube presentation that people need to adhere to; so thanks Brightside for bringing that info into the light of day.

      about 5 days ago
    • Mthobisi Sibiya
      Mthobisi Sibiya

      so it's wrong to Coast in neutral

      about 6 days ago
    • James gracia
      James gracia

      I swap a manual transmision
      Problem solve

      about 6 days ago