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7 Things You Shouldn't Do In an Automatic Transmission Car

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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! 📣 TIMESTAMPS: 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 #automatictransmission #drivinghacks #drivingtips Music: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music SUMMARY: - 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. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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BRIGHT SIDE (3 months ago)
Which type of transmission do you prefer, manual or automatic? Why? Btw, winter is coming! 😬 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdDZGPiLqr8
jean barrento (17 days ago)
Matic ;)
Nguyen Duc Hung (19 days ago)
Manual lol
DJH com (19 days ago)
WM YAR (23 days ago)
Depends on the vehicle, it's purpose and driving conditions.
Toyota4runner TrdPro16 (16 hours ago)
I’m so glad I watched this video until the end, transmission fluid is so expensive and I always top it off with water, glad I know that I’m not supposed to do that now. I hope topping the gas tank off with water is ok , maybe there’s a video for that
Tapiwa Tapiwa (20 hours ago)
Shahwalikhan Kazimi (20 hours ago)
Things that we shouldn't do in manual transmission
Riane Nipaz (1 day ago)
Yeah I put in park in my car before it stop completely
PVT America (1 day ago)
I can’t believe anyone does #4-5
Abdulsalim Abdaziz (1 day ago)
Putting drive upon stopping at the redlight may cause ur atf overheating. Basic. Lol
Tairan Chen (1 day ago)
what is meaning by never launch a car from standstill????
AngieMusicArt (1 day ago)
Up to 4 mins and the basic stuff should have been learned in driver education
Peter Boehmke (2 days ago)
This creator knows nothing.
What about rain goes in transmation
jason19twofour (2 days ago)
Manual is more fun and it's easier for me to quickly go from R to 1 than R to D, but automatic is easier in traffic.
Meno K. (2 days ago)
menok likes, March 2019.
Zaacid YaRe (3 days ago)
What difference between D and N either function or usage
Aleksi Kauppinen (2 days ago)
hope ur not serious
Zaacid YaRe (3 days ago)
Ok I have one questions
P.S Dev Sri Akash (3 days ago)
So according to the thumbnail, I shouldn't drive? WTH
patriclee racho (4 days ago)
wow! Thats amazing.
Jackson Vang (4 days ago)
I've been driving on E for 40 years. BS tho
Jeanvtub Jossobgcubcuj (2 days ago)
Areatrance (4 days ago)
On number 6 I thought he meant before you take the keys out, confused me at first. When he said that people actually put it in "Park" while moving, I totally cringed in terror.
Thecoolcatgamer (5 days ago)
Well, no prob with a tesla
Akinyelure Lanre (5 days ago)
Thanks for this video. i got my first car in feb 2019. I made this mistake a few weeks ago. i ran my gas tank on reserve for a long period. i ended up spending more than i would have done if i had taken time to fill my tank even if it was half tank. I had to look for extra hands to help push the car off the fast lane, and later i paid tow fee when the car wouldnt start even after pouring fuel, paid some costs to repair damaged components, my wife and child were stranded. it was a bad experience that has taught me never to run on low fuel.
kupu malam (5 days ago)
Jika berhenti di traffic light Dan hanya memijak padel brek..ia tidak merosakkan mounting enjin and di mood stanby??😂😅
Kuntal Ghosh (5 days ago)
so much miss information!! , u don't coast in neutral cuz the transmission oil is not pumped with enough pressure and it can were out the bearing and the fuel does not acts as lubricant and ur engine will receive same amount of fuel doest matter if the gas tank is all the way up or at the low (it should have some fuel to be pumped tho)
Bruce Kirk (6 days ago)
I always put my transmission in N at red lights
puck spirit (6 days ago)
ahem... Amout of fuel left in tank does notcorellate at all with pressure.. Pressure is created by pump, not by gravity
Felicia Woods (7 days ago)
Boy am I guilty of numbers 6 and 7!
Areatrance (4 days ago)
What year and Model do you Drive? Also would like your tags so I can drive off the road when I see you nearby.
Neel Kamal (7 days ago)
Very good information.thanks.
KrisspyGaming (7 days ago)
not worth subscribing
themobbkillas (7 days ago)
A lot of misinformation here... please dont make videos about vehicles if you know absolutely nothing about them
Hussain Raien (8 days ago)
Fabrizio (8 days ago)
I'm only used to manuals, so can anyone explain to me why do automatics have both Park and Neutral? In manuals, when you're parked you're supposed to leave the transmission in neutral, so why is there two options in automatics? Thanks.
Swikstain (8 days ago)
I use to frequently do 10hr drives so i would constantly do number 2
E36 BEAMERBOY (8 days ago)
#1 Buy one
MyNameIsCorey (8 days ago)
To avoid all this simply drive a manual transmission...
Andre (8 days ago)
So thats why I've seen drivers avoiding large puddles of water. I've learned something useful about car health today for sure
Gan S (9 days ago)
Please it would be great if you stop playing the music in the background while you talking, music disturbs while trying to listen to what you say.
blyat ski (9 days ago)
8 reasons actually with the last being dont buy one
Galaxy Lightning Ninja (9 days ago)
At 3:19 look and that Subaru part falling off the car
70mphTV (10 days ago)
someone get scotty kilmer to react to this
anti hero (10 days ago)
I disagree with the fifth reason
davekirk100 (10 days ago)
One thing that really annoys me. I drive a lot at night due to my work, and when in a traffic queue at lights, most drivers keep their foot on the brake, and the brake lights are too bright. I was told to use the handbrake and not the footbrake when stopped, even if it's only for a few seconds
Stanimir Garabitov (10 days ago)
2:56 totally wrong !!!! If you'll wait at stop lights or long traffic PUT in Neutral. It's bad for the clutch to keep it at 1st gear while you are waiting.
Matt Davis (9 days ago)
+Stanimir Garabitov yeah because the transmission is turning freely and the torque converter is spinning freely
Stanimir Garabitov (9 days ago)
+Matt Davis i agree for the torque converter but i think it has to do with the clutch,, whatever. I have asked a car mechanic and that's why i wrote the comment. You can be right i know but i have a automatic car and i always put "N" in traffic lights. From what i see the car is just relaxing and feels free, also i see the consumption's difference.. In "D" is 0.8 and in "N" 0.6..
Matt Davis (9 days ago)
+Stanimir Garabitov sorry to burst your bubble: Cars have something called a torque converter which has nothing in common with a clutch other than the fact it stops flow of energy to the transmission.
Stanimir Garabitov (9 days ago)
+Matt Davis my friend, there is a clutch but it's automatic. it is inside of the engine.. there is the difference between manual and automatic.... Manual- you control your clutch.. Automatic - the computer system is doing it for you. (Sorry for my english btw)
Matt Davis (9 days ago)
Stanimir Garabitov there is no clutch in a automatic
BBmineTesting (10 days ago)
Listen up kids, fuel does NOT lubricate your engine. Everyone knows you're supposed to get your engine oil changed from time to time. This oil lubricates it. Your fuel only powers your engine.
BBmineTesting (10 days ago)
I reported this video for a misleading thumbnail and false info.
Sam S (6 days ago)
good boy, do you want a gold star for your efforts?
BBmineTesting (10 days ago)
I still put the car in neutral at a stop light. I always keep my hand on the shifter so I'll remember to put it back in drive.
mayachic1 (11 days ago)
so I am guilty of driving close to empty on occasion, but for the most part I avoid most of those mistakes. I may have gotten my transmission wet once at a low water crossing, but thats all I can think of.
BBmineTesting (10 days ago)
The video is wrong. Fuel does NOT lubricate your engine. That's the job of the oil.
TheCoolNeeraj (11 days ago)
Diff between park and neutral in ags cars?
Ali Grant (12 days ago)
My car handbook says to always select Neutral at traffic lights to save wear and tear on the transmission clutch bands. I think I'll go with the maker's procedure rather than a YouTuber
MarcoGamer640 Productions 2012-2019 (6 days ago)
I always leave it in drive in an automatic, but in a manual, I always go to neutral to prevent wear on the clutch.
BBmineTesting (10 days ago)
Yeah, Bright Side just thinks you won't remember to put it back in drive. I also put it in neutral at stop lights.
Hairi Malaya (11 days ago)
CVT Transmission
Arjun Premy (13 days ago)
Then, y doesn't launch control damage our car
eddie g (11 days ago)
Because the way he's describing launch control isn't how you actually launch. You don't Rev in neutral. You press the brakes hard and gas at the same time, make sure the car doesn't roll, build up desired rpm, take your foot off the brake, keep the gas floored and you're set.
balbin jr cacho (13 days ago)
good job
David Snell (13 days ago)
2:57 I disagree. Putting any car in neutral at stop sign/traffic light makes the car (be it an automatic or manual) alot safer. The driver behind you may not come to a complete stop and bump you from the rear and if your car in Drive or first gear, there is a possibility of your foot slipping off brake pedal and pressing the accelerator, driving into on traffic that has right of way.
rylekyan_ (13 days ago)
Wow! I had no idea that I was not supposed to let water into the transmission😑
Paul Salas (14 days ago)
Then what is neutral for?
Steve89 (14 days ago)
If your car breaks down and you need to push it by hand you put it in neutral.
Rambo Delajoya (14 days ago)
Good advices, thanks you!
Noneof Urbusiness (14 days ago)
no such thing as an emergency brake! its called a parking brake. and its only single purpose is for parking on hills period!!!!
anonymous (14 days ago)
Actually, keeping the transmission in drive while idling for a long time would wear the transmission out faster cz it causes it to overheat.. I always put it in Nuetral on the longer traffic lights or stops
Firas W.A. (15 days ago)
3:18 Tokyo drift
Asjad Yasin (16 days ago)
I have a manual car hahaha
mohamad fazli (17 days ago)
And molecule brain fuel only lubricate the engine with 2 strokes engine not with 4 strokes, understand?
mohamad fazli (17 days ago)
No you wrong, putting the car on N while you go down the hill does not damage at all and yes you save gas and rest the engine, and molecule brain you should talked about L and L2, that when to use them, and what to do when you go down the hill and you do plan to stop. Go learn first then advise the in traffic lights yes put the car in N and put ur hand break on the road it's a lot safer oh molecule brain because putting the car on D and push the break is definitely not safe at all don't know who told you to advise people?
DS Kubberud (17 days ago)
I have some experince driving automats, but have been driving stick shift cars since i got my licence. 10K Kilometres this year. (2019) Just got a "new" car, thats a copy of the car im used to as my daily driver. but its an automatic. Strange things is going to happen.
sithlordsoup (17 days ago)
Engineering explained did it better (and right)
moh amad (19 days ago)
good to know that fuel is used to lubricate the parts of the car, next time I will change oil I will fill it with petrol instead ! I sure will save a few bucks on this. thanks for all the misinformation. while some things are correct most things you used invalid reasons for.
Megadriver (15 days ago)
While fuel does aid lubrication, it's only a tiny bit... More so in diesel cars, but again clean oil is crucial to good engine health.
Ronald Pasion (20 days ago)
i always use the neutral ing stop light or even in the trapic situation.do you think this is wrong ?
Killer Tose (20 days ago)
And I sub your video to more up dates
Killer Tose (20 days ago)
Can you make transmission about the motorcycle
Omer Duli (20 days ago)
Put it in D to drive fast than put it in R to make it a Rocket
Allison McFolley (20 days ago)
Water can’t get into the transmission, this would be the same for manuels they are sealed to the engine
Lindie van der Merwe (20 days ago)
hola plant (21 days ago)
I do #5 i put it in neutral then pull my handbrakes because stoplights here stops by 1-2 minutes And i dont think this is dangerous for the transmission.
Daniel Pizano (21 days ago)
@0:43 😂😂😂 he took off his battery cover
Rayner Hardjono (22 days ago)
When you stop for a longer period at the traffic lights, (busy intersections can last about two minutes), I prefer to put the transmission into neutral, because it saves me energy for not having to press on the foot brakes, and when the lights are about to turn green, I resume the D position. There is no difference, in my mind, about using the foot brake and the handbrake. What do people and the mechanics think?
Carol Migneault (22 days ago)
What about drivers who sit on a hill with their foot off the brake pedal and using the throttle to hold their vehicle from rolling back
limpan 010203 (22 days ago)
Bruh. common sense.
Jesse Jordan Bell (23 days ago)
Timing chinechine tyota1903 to need repair
Jesse Jordan Bell (23 days ago)
We need to know when needs to replacement
Jesse Jordan Bell (23 days ago)
Yes how to replace
Jesse Jordan Bell (23 days ago)
How to replace
roblox fan (23 days ago)
3:50 na they add nutral for a reason
The Mell _ (23 days ago)
Thumbnail shows “don’t put into Drive mode” Wait I can’t move my car.
churva friends more travel together (23 days ago)
wow this car is.........
Bigfella (24 days ago)
Get a real job
Lethe (24 days ago)
I like the positive attitude of your videos, and I am no car expert. But it is obvious that some of these are wrong.
Omar Sabry (24 days ago)
Can you please share what of these are wrong? Also is it wrong to flush the front of the car with water if the engine gets dusty?
Dig Bick (24 days ago)
are you guilty of making just flat out bad videos? @brightside... its sounds rather condescending, maybe you should teach first grade! . no thatd be bad too!! just stop.
ViPeR (25 days ago)
he says dont launch a car. thats why i buy a car. i want to have as much fun as possible.
Mewan Wickramasingha (25 days ago)
Todd C (25 days ago)
You forgot to list the more common bad habit, when in reverse then slamming transmission into drive, instead of using the brakes to come to a complete stop, then pausing then shifting into drive.
jason minner (27 days ago)
This must have been written bye someone who don’t actually understand how a car actually works ! Besides a couple common sense things the rest was wrong completely!!!
salih nasiri (27 days ago)
So what's the N gear for?
anish nagpal (1 month ago)
Are these tips applicable to auto transmission only...??? So general video and such a big hipe
Jenny Comeau (1 month ago)
Who does any of these thing? Ffs
No One (1 month ago)
I drove my brother’s bmw when I was a kid and went to park at the speed of 2 kmh
Blessing Dumbu (1 month ago)
wow thats amazing
John KaBang (1 month ago)
In hot weather with the AC on I usually put the car in neutral as I'm coasting to a stop. This helps the transmission to run cooler which helps it to operate longer. Going back to drive only takes a split second and I still have full control over the vehicle. Running low on fuel does nothing to the transmission which is totally unaffected by the fuel level in the fuel tank. It also doesn't affect the engine because, fuel filter.
John Frese (1 month ago)
When at a stop light the trans automatically puts it in neutral. Going down hill on neutral as well as neutral slam at a light pretty much trashed the trans mission.
Othniel Jones (1 month ago)
Show me one person who has ever don't 6...
Legoivan44321 (1 month ago)
You dont wear out the transmission when you put it in neutral, because the clutch exists. Bright side, you idiots
Mtb Ridingog (1 month ago)
I have done #5 in all my cars and nothing has never happened to my transmissions...
Mihir 2009 (1 month ago)
A Toyota can withstand all these things you said.
Mike B (1 month ago)
Um bright side where did you pull this information from?
Oyasumi52 (1 month ago)
Give me a manual gear box any day. ^_^
ali Al hagoy (1 month ago)
Again and again, want to say thanks to the people who work at youtube . And people helpers who help educational videos like these .
Polar Bear (1 month ago)
Just go 65 mph in R and throw it in D