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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 (1 month ago)
Which type of transmission do you prefer, manual or automatic? Why?
missscorpio (5 hours ago)
@BrightSide Manual of course
mohammed qouqas (8 hours ago)
I pick Manual
WALK 30 MINS FAST DAILY 2022 2026 (20 hours ago)
Automatic Easy
TheBossOfBread (1 day ago)
m ma man manu manua manual manua manu man ma m
ricky kurniawan (1 day ago)
Saya suka manual untuk hobi, untuk harian lebih suka auto
Lao PDR (44 minutes ago)
Yeah i drive a 2015 toyota tacoma TRD so i'm good
Don Z Dryver (52 minutes ago)
Rev up your transmissions ...
rov d (1 hour ago)
To the video maker, I would like to thank you for this informative video. Please do not mind those making nasty comments here all of whom did not get some proper upbringing.
ARJUN V.R (3 hours ago)
Posting something nonsense is bright side
Farhan Khannnlpuytwe (6 hours ago)
Do you help everyone ?
How To Drive A Car (8 hours ago)
Mohammad Deen (8 hours ago)
no 5 is just a false point. no need.
KG Vijayakumar (13 hours ago)
Tips are useful for a new auto transmission user like me, thank you
MinYoongi isOPPA (14 hours ago)
Greg Mcnair (18 hours ago)
All Subscribe with Thumbs Down!
omar attari (19 hours ago)
7 Things You Shouldn't Do In an Automatic Transmission Car *thumbnail depicting a gearshift in the drive gear*
Gahl Yogu (19 hours ago)
....excuse me , but did you just say "fuel keeps the engine lubricated" ????????????????????????
brendan mccluskey (22 hours ago)
Whatever you do, make sure you don't put your automatic car in "D" otherwise it could implode into a black hole which will consume the Earth and eventually the entirety of our solar system
Alec Pajor (23 hours ago)
Sometimes I throw the car into neutral as I’m pulling up to a red light this is probably bad correct?
Mackenzie Nowak (1 day ago)
7 reasons why this channel should never make any car related topic video ever again.
Amaresh Rajaratnam (1 day ago)
Wow! Learnt a lot in this video! I do keep in neutral when stopped for red signal & I do put to neutral when going downhill & finally I do shift from reverse to drive while the car is moving. Thanks for the information! Really appreciate it!
Bucci x (1 day ago)
Yeah but point no. 3 doesn't damage the transmission though it's just to do with control of the car not damage to the transmission, so please can you be clear. Thanx
Paul Wordsworth (1 day ago)
Both are good . Automatic is good for fuel and long distance driving . Manual is just fun to drive and u get the feel of the car
Pieter Steenekamp (1 day ago)
You talk real rubbish. You definitely don't know much about cars . Stick to flower arrangements ...💐
AbdulAziz4CaNaDa (1 day ago)
You’re not teaching/educating us, what’s you are doing is you are TELLING US.
sylvia kubheka (1 day ago)
You are speaking nonsense The gas tank part might be a bit reasonable but the rest Nonsense
JamesCrowonline (1 day ago)
Wrong, Wrong, and bad info.
Chai Lee (1 day ago)
Putting your car on reverse wont engage till you stop
TheWalamala (1 day ago)
if you can't afford gas money you shouldn't get a car
Pogsit Pogapo (1 day ago)
Once flooded, automatic junk!
John Schuster (1 day ago)
What if Scotty Kilmer sees this?
Hhh Yoghurt (1 day ago)
Mohammed Ilyas Pasha (1 day ago)
My Nissan Altima is experiencing Jerking while on drive mode and its Automatic transmission. Can someone assist me what could be the problem? If i am on cruise above 80 or 100kmph, jerking doesn't take place. I feel it's due to the gears change in the initial pickup or when the car speed changes from 30kmph to 80kmph.
Victor Gradinaru (2 days ago)
Manual for life. Because, you know, Europe.
Rich Zapata (2 days ago)
the gas in the tank cools and lubricates things ???????? only the electric fuel pump.
Umer Awan (2 days ago)
I have a problem with my Toyota vitz 2007 it has major problem in transmission that it does not shift gears smoothly and whenever it shifts 2nd gear to 3rd gear it automatically shifts it back why? I have changed its computer but the experiment was failed. if someone know how to find out that what is damaged in my car transmission so plz tell me because I don't have much knowledge about automatic cars. Thank you
TheLiquidKnight (2 days ago)
Never, ever; EVER! Sit at traffic lights with your foot on the brake pedal. If there is a collision and your foot is knocked away from your brake you can roll into other traffic. Causing another collision. Also if you have a modern vehicle with ultra-bright brake lights you will dazzle the drivers behind. That is inconsiderate and dangerous for other road users.
TheLiquidKnight (2 days ago)
The white Peugeot 406 from the film Taxi 2 you ripped the clip from is a manual.
parth gupta (2 days ago)
According to him never move your transition stick from drive. Weather car is parked or anything happens , just put it in drive mode.
corado81 TM (2 days ago)
None of them done
Cristi (2 days ago)
This hardly has anything to do with the transmission. The tips in this video are common sense for both automatic and manual cars, except the neutral at stops thing, because in manual transmission cars, it damages the clutch if you keep it pressed for too long.
oof oof (2 days ago)
The most clickbait thumbnail ever
Ryan.p :D (2 days ago)
Bruh you gotta put the car in race mode
Marc Arendsz (2 days ago)
automatic transmissions are sealed no water can get inside the housing
MonkeyHunch1 (2 days ago)
This video is utter BS and i`m sad to see so many kids in the comments who don`t own cars yet are taking it as gospel!
TheRealNoodles (2 days ago)
this channel seem to have all the bullcrap facts. Bright side? More like bullcrap side
MonkeyHunch1 (2 days ago)
Yep far from brightside! Dimside more like it!
ohapyday5555 (2 days ago)
Your content is under copyright infringement. Check it. https://youtu.be/qubcHFN8n0s
Bradley Burdett (2 days ago)
Running out of fuel is the number one cause of transmission and engine failure in the US and Gagina.
Bradley Burdett (2 days ago)
A fuel pump will have a higher electrical load to overcome gravity 1ft vs .5in. And fuel around a fuel pump will cool a fuel pump. And some say their is a sediment issue.
Sten Björklund (2 days ago)
Most of this video content are totally obvious or BS.
KnightStar #1 (2 days ago)
Manual because I'm a car guy
munnjean (2 days ago)
What nonsense !! of course you should use your transmission to slow your vehicle ( downshifting ).
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kimberlee williams (2 days ago)
im pretty sure the majority of people don't do these things, they did this stuff in the 80's lol
booger boogie (2 days ago)
older transmissions was better= lasted longer... new 1s has a lot plastic parts and is why you should never /ever!!!! put wrong fluid and melt the plastic parts. (special oil).
Johnny Solipsis (2 days ago)
Anyone that does ANY of these things (apart from no 2 which is just WRONG) Shouldn't be allowed within a mile of a car, let alone drive it. Jeez!
Bhaskar Phadatare (3 days ago)
Don't buy one..
Joe Hirst (3 days ago)
as someone who knows a fair bit about cars this video is so cringy and wrong the amount of misinformation is  ridiculous
Tanveer Durrani (3 days ago)
In order to understand your English I have to have English advanced classes.
Thuto Segopolo (3 days ago)
Shaharear (3 days ago)
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.
Hwvwvw Sbzbbz (3 days ago)
Cocacolaboy767 (3 days ago)
Thanks for your help
Junior Mints (3 days ago)
Oh dear lord
Duality (3 days ago)
Never tow an auto unless you raise the drive wheels off the floor. Don't remove your ignition key before putting in Park :p
Zackary Fishburne (3 days ago)
so i shouldnt put a car into drive? pfft
Paul Angelo Yu (3 days ago)
Nice now i know thanks
svetoslav simonov (3 days ago)
What if you turn off the engine at transmission position "D"..?
Jørgen Willersrud (3 days ago)
1:05 You haven't heard about the clutch, don't you?
Bruce Wayne (4 days ago)
There is only 2 things you should never do with a automatic transmission.Never go from drive to reverse(or vice-versa)without engaging neutral first...and never do burn-outs or launch from a standstill.
N Williams (4 days ago)
I've done all but 1 and 3
Dr. Meme (4 days ago)
Simple drive a manual you lazy driver
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Basil Guerrero (4 days ago)
If you are in a stop light, a few seconds after your attention drifted somewhere, you will be reminded by a sudden bump into the car in front of you that your transmission is in drive position and your foot lost its pressure on the brakes.
Berni Reed (4 days ago)
Too much blah blah right at the start. Nah
Prescott SEO (4 days ago)
There goes seven minutes and 59 seconds of my life that I will never get back.
TRAPS ARE NOT GAY (4 days ago)
Tips Incase that you have no common sense. Please don't drive if you think you learned anything from this video
Kaveesha dissanayake (4 days ago)
this was really helpful thankyou do thing like this
Kenneth Sanborn (4 days ago)
We use the Reverse as a Jake break to slow it down
charles westhoff (4 days ago)
remember kids, always drive backwards the way nature intended
bunstuffer1 (4 days ago)
Hhhmmmm...gas as a lubricant, sounds like I can stop using that expensive synthetic oil my car needs and use gas instead since it's $1.20 a liter compared to $12.00 a liter for synthetic oil. That way it's stop at the gas station and fill both the tank and oil reservoir LOL. Wonder if I could use gas to lubricate my electric tools that require a squirt of oil or grease to keep them in good running condition. Just think I never have to worry about empty grease/oil bottles again just use a re-fillable gas container to lubricate everything. And I would prefer a manual any day but for some reason Canadians are forced to buy automatic as there are very few models available n manual for us to choose. Lazy people here don't want to learn how to drive standard shift so car companies don't sell them.
Glenn Brierly (4 days ago)
Useless and typically incorrect. Waste of time
Carson reviews stuff (4 days ago)
Dont put it in drive
initialB 240 (4 days ago)
mercedes gearbags have software to prevent damage by mis shifting, park too early , etc.
Haider Inter (4 days ago)
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Ms. Jackson (4 days ago)
👍 for all of the common sense comments - and just not believing something because it's on YouTube.🙌🙌🙌
DrivingWithDillon (5 days ago)
Hey how do you block this channel?
TheCopyto (5 days ago)
Remember if you want to go faster use the R for racing :v
AYU (5 days ago)
its hard to get a manual transmission nowadays
Garrett Smith (3 days ago)
No its not even in the US
•cheese• (5 days ago)
People that drive knows what to do or not. U just want views and money.
Imtiaz Tarar (5 days ago)
Informative, thanks
Bling Blow (5 days ago)
This video is for females
HAMOUD M Khamis (5 days ago)
automatic of course
The Hood Plug Records (5 days ago)
The time now this video
LK_ RACER (5 days ago)
No 5 not putting the transmission in neutral while stopping may cause dammage because it can overheat watch scotty kilmer video to prove it
Victor Pereira (5 days ago)
Thank goodness that I'm smart enough to take care of my s***.
Janice Williams (5 days ago)
Overhaul the transmission / What does this mean please?
JarnoKai (3 days ago)
+Bruce Wayne No, this is called replacing the transmission. Overhauling the transmission means replacing the central / all working parts of a transmission system for new ones because the previous parts were too worn / broken / inadequate. So basically kind of like replacing the transmission but keeping the original shell plus the odd part or two.
Bruce Wayne (4 days ago)
It means replacing the entire transmission due to it not functioning anymore..
back woods (5 days ago)
Im guilty of going from drive into reverse and then back into drive while moving
Donnasys (5 days ago)
Yes I’m guilty
Yuri Comrade (5 days ago)
I like manual transmissions because it makes me feel like a macho-macho manly-man LOL!
TheRealDealYTPs (5 days ago)
Mister Thumbnail sez: "*Don't* put your automatic in drive!"
Joona Puro (5 days ago)
Nah man absolutely launch it! On rare occasions.
andy164501 (5 days ago)
Some of these tips are indeed bad for the transmission. Some are just your opinion. Don't coast in neutral - because you can't control your car as well and the engine is designed to run efficiently when going downhill?? BALONEY. My 2016 4-cyl engine RPM at 70, going downhill in gear: 1800. Put it in neutral - 780. Yes, that saves gas. If you're going to argue this point go at it from the angle that every time you put the car in and out of gear you're adding wear to the internal clutches. Save a few pennies on gas, spend more to rebuild your transmission.
Simferopol Crimea (5 days ago)
7 Reasons why you should not make videos about things you do not understand.
Don Z Dryver (53 minutes ago)
So true. What a clueless video.
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Sam Dwyer (1 day ago)
Simferopol Crimea thank you... just thank you.