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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? Btw, winter is coming! 😬 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdDZGPiLqr8
axelfUK (20 hours ago)
Auot gearbox any day... No Dual Mass Flywheel to contend with..!!!
k.o car club (5 days ago)
Evan Kaleb (7 days ago)
Always Manual!
Mr Fish (8 days ago)
Mr. SanAntonio (8 days ago)
+N. Roy Singh best in the dumpster
Dato David (9 hours ago)
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.
skrtii (12 hours ago)
If You See This D, Run Away and Call the Cops!
Mike Parker (1 day ago)
Why did you show traffic moving at a crawl in Bangkok?
Stephen Dare (2 days ago)
it is not an emergency brake, its a hand brake and is applied when the vehicle is stationary.
NeiL Registration (2 days ago)
This is awesome
Kiza Car (2 days ago)
Can I wash under car ?
AdhyayanAdhyatma (2 days ago)
Mel Orpiano (3 days ago)
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 😂
Harry Uy (3 days ago)
Not all are true...some advice and nonsense..
StampyCatYT YT (4 days ago)
What’s the point of having neutral if it basically dose nothing
piloturab (4 days ago)
Would appreciate if you could add the do’s and don’t of low and high gear functions . Thanks
tundratomo (5 days ago)
I am not guilty of any of these, yay me.
Bogdan Dumitrescu (5 days ago)
these rules apply to any cars...not just automatics! but I guess the title is technically right..
Mel Flo (6 days ago)
The information in this video is not correct.
BARFBARF Buenaventura (6 days ago)
Its ok to use neutral in stop light as long as you use hand brake or step in the brake pedal
norm lor (6 days ago)
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!!
NeiL Registration (6 days ago)
Kwesi Samuels (6 days ago)
Thats a lie my Toyota rav4 still working an it's 2019 big up Toyota
Will Wong (6 days ago)
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.
Daddybob (7 days ago)
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.
E C (8 days ago)
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.
Dada Galicio (8 days ago)
Lodi Daley (8 days ago)
F U L L O F B A L O N E Y !
ariyadi purwanto (8 days ago)
D in stop light, i think it's dangerous.
Donna Drivingschool (8 days ago)
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.
Wolf Flux (8 days ago)
8. buy it
CJ The Reactor (8 days ago)
Thank you this works You got a dislike
JusticeShldRule (8 days ago)
Well DUH !!!
Not Nice (9 days ago)
I dont agree with dont put on neutral on red lights.
super20dan (9 days ago)
most of this is BS
Pequin1000 (9 days ago)
What about P at the lights?
Stumblmer (3 days ago)
Pequin1000 Most traffic lights are so brief (under a few minutes) that it doesn’t seem worth the time/effort as you can delay traffic if your at the head of the lane, plus it could lead you to be distracted while idling in Park feeling complacent instead of actively aware while on the brake in Drive. For longer stop such as a railway crossing for a lengthy train I definitely out into Park to wait once I see the stop won’t be brief, and when at the pickup window of a drive-through eatery since I am distracted grabbing things ....
Jožko Dragula (9 days ago)
When i turn off vehicle i go to P, same when i start. I start my car from position P not from N. I think i did never use Neutral :D
mikakami93 (9 days ago)
krap vid
aditya putra irzan (10 days ago)
What's up? I hope that I will always be healthy, introduce my name Adi from Indonesia, I want to ask, My car uses its CVT transmission technology, so when I stop for about 10 minutes at stop lights, which position do I have to put the transmission panel D? or in N? maybe you can help me answer so that I can prevent even more damage if I am wrong in using Aoutomatic CVT transmission.
Carl Hursh (10 days ago)
Real drivers use a clutch!
Elisha Oluwafemi (10 days ago)
Thank you!
Rex Stanley F.S.G.S.M (10 days ago)
Some engines cut off half the cylinders when going downhill
ali malik (10 days ago)
Never drive your car in D while you going down from hill !! It will eat your break bush!! Always put your car gair on high volume on d2 or d1!!
Shamira Qureshi (10 days ago)
So you shouldent put it in drive???? Lol
BTM Productions - Bourgeois Mbaya (10 days ago)
Alan Withers (10 days ago)
When I was taught to drive,I was taught to ALWAYS put the handbrake ON when stopping at traffic lights or a junction. Foot on the brake is not adequate control and regarded as unsafe. If you are hit from the rear your foot can be knocked off the brake pedal, causing the car to surge foreward, especially if in gear. The resulting accident is deemed by insurance companies and police as being your fault
Thom Robitaille (10 days ago)
The fuel in the tank is used to lubricate and cool the fuel pump, also in the tank. Run the vehicle low on fuel too often, or too low even once, can coast a new fuel pump.
Paul Amarante (11 days ago)
$200 for brakes ? If you do it yourself.
Andrew Robins (11 days ago)
These are all either common sense or total bs
Trey Praduktionz (11 days ago)
I’m finna get my car in March I think! Can’t wait to get it after passin my Drivers road test! 😁🔥🔥🔥
Intelligent Horse (11 days ago)
Thanks for this video! I could have made some bad mistakes if I didn’t watch this! If I want to keep my car, I better treat it right! 😁
Sandara Galigao (12 days ago)
What if you need to go to work and it's flooding?
Sandara Galigao (12 days ago)
Btw I'm just 14 and I'm not driving yet but my parents drive automatic transmission
Sandara Galigao (12 days ago)
What is the use of neutral
Sandara Galigao (12 days ago)
Jessie Cabiso (12 days ago)
Lol there no d at the car trasmission
Rustam Jawed (12 days ago)
EmeraldgamingHQ its me (12 days ago)
dennis anson (12 days ago)
Timen fix
dan hemmerling (12 days ago)
Tip for buying an automatic. Don't! Manual is better. Learn coordination.
57HarleyDavidson (11 days ago)
+dan hemmerling there isn't anything wrong with Automatic transmission cars
Murtaza (13 days ago)
I disagree with the part where you say that one should keep putting the foot on brakes rather than putting car on neutral. The brakes of automatic transmission cars are more sensitive than manual one's, too much pressure on them could damage it and its also advisable to keep car on neutral at long stop light so for me one should always put car on neutral at stop lights.
Harry Uy (3 days ago)
Murtaza me too! Always do that on a stop light put in neutral but still my foot on the break.
debbie henson (4 days ago)
Kevin Langley he said shifting constantly is bad for the transmissions.tho it’s actually the clutch that’s getting hurt. But forget that. Ps transmissions actually work like the gears on a mountain bike higher gear equals less strain on the engine and better fuel economy. Shifting is not controlled by the driver in a automatic transmission hence the name so you can’t constantly shift gears like David was saying is bad common sense shows that in context he was saying it’s bad to change gear when it’s not needed . Now where does he even get close to what your saying. Please do the world a favor quit commenting when you have nothing to add
Kevin Langley (4 days ago)
+david james If it's so bad then why would the transmission shift gears which should damage it more right? LOL
igor bgd (13 days ago)
What a f you talking about? Not one good advice here! ''are you guilty...'' ,man you stop produce garbage and poison peoples minds!!!
EF ANDMK (13 days ago)
I have driven both manual and automatics. I've developed a definite preference for manuals based strictly on the fact that manuals are mechanical and automatics are hydraulic. Everything wears out. But a new clutch for a manual runs a few hundred dollars. A torque converter rebuild for an automatic costs a few thousand.
EF ANDMK (13 days ago)
There is nothing wrong with shifting into neutral at a light. Yes, the engine does run at it's lowest RPMs when you're in neutral. DUH. That's why manual transmissions get better gas mileage. You're in neutral at lights. And don't let the fuel tank get low???? First, the fuel pressure is governed by the fuel pump. The pressure stays the same right up until the last drop of fuel is gone. And none of that has anything to do with your transmission.
Mark Ramirez (13 days ago)
Andrew Huxley (13 days ago)
This person doesn’t know ANYTHING about cars
Andrew Huxley (13 days ago)
I dont think ANYONE uses reverse to slow down
irfan ameen (13 days ago)
I own and drive honda odyssey van , as a habit user lower gear transmission from D to D4 along with breaks will this be fine
hedi sin (13 days ago)
I don't agree with point #5...if we stop the car in traffic light...we should put to neutral with hand brake...if we put to drive position with the leg brake for a long time more than 1 minute..this is no good for the matic car...
christopher galang (14 days ago)
I have two items in mind that I think is not 100% accurate. 1 is NOT putting your car in Neutral while in stops. this maybe is true of you have shorts stops and you have 100% awareness on road. letting your car in Drive mode in a long stops might cause you trouble if you accidentally depressed the brake pedal due to cramps. short stops yes. you may do this. long stops, a big NO. 2. most modern automatic cars will not allow you to shift from drive to reverse while the car is in motion. the reverse gear is locked when the car is moving forward to prevent the destruction of your tranny.
Julius Labastida (14 days ago)
I disagree about the neutral on a traffic light
azayika (14 days ago)
There is no clutch pads in automatic transmission lol
ryan n (14 days ago)
so you're telling me I can't put my car in drive without destroying it....?
Loojis Htc (14 days ago)
Keeping your foot on the brake will just blind the guy behind you. Especially at night.
Stumblmer (3 days ago)
Loojis Htc How bright are the rear lights where you are from that you get severe glare blindness from brake lights?? Front headlights are outrageous for glare shine to blind oncoming traffic in lowbeam which is aggravating and hazardous lately .... have yet to drive up behind a recent model vehicle whose tail lights are so blindingly bright .... were they modified or factory/OEM lights blinding you?
Rafi.A Mohammed (14 days ago)
Number 2 is a blunder
Jarrad Kertész (15 days ago)
33K people actually never uses neutral and doesn't have common sense to drive thier car on "wet" areas.
Carson K (15 days ago)
It's a neutral drop not a launch dipshit and gas is not a lubricant, it's a combustible
Sigit Susilo Aji (15 days ago)
Thank U 4 your edu.... May Car is Honda Freed... ( Shallom from Indonesia..... )
Vijay Kumar (15 days ago)
Thumbnail: "Never drive an automatic Trasmission in Drive mode."
AlwaysHating You (5 days ago)
Clickbait af 🤦
Mark Ramirez (13 days ago)
Mark Ramirez (13 days ago)
Mark Ramirez (13 days ago)
Vijay Kumar jnnnn Nijn
Geoffrey Wassall (15 days ago)
This is for real effing idiots
Ian Dias (16 days ago)
wow, that's amazing!
Saurab Shetty (16 days ago)
Can we switch the tranmisson from Auto to Manual while the car is moving?
baiju parokkot mohd baiju (16 days ago)
Then u just tell me wat was the use there in n mode...🤔
JOHN's Collections & Reviews (17 days ago)
I'll go for the manual !
vamsi vizz (17 days ago)
It feels like is it true...?
JHopee (17 days ago)
You can launch you’re automatic from a standstill. DON’T EVER DO A NEUTRAL DROP. Press your foot on the brake, push the gas pedal, then release the brake and you’re off. If you have sport mode enable it. If you want to do a neutral drop here are the steps: 1. Put car in neutral 2. Rev up. 3. Dump it into drive 4. Destroy your transmission 5. Buy a new transmission that cost 1000$+
Khak Khan (17 days ago)
Holding the brakes will hold your mind in the signal but it's good to make it in neutral and pull the hand brake so you could get some chill time.
Lee Smith (17 days ago)
Or you could simply have one rule. Rule #1: Employ common sense. This should cover all 7 of the rules herein suggested.
Giovanni Nehme (17 days ago)
What if I don't have a "Cache Carter" ? Is it so important if am driving Tiguan is it proof from shocks or water? since am scared to drive in rainy weather without cover...
demonchild 74 (18 days ago)
I've had my automatic commodore for 16 years, the low fuel light has been on so long it doesn't work anymore, I have never had a problem with my transmission and the car just yesterday hit 190007 kms.. but I prefer to drive my manual vf commodore ute, its alot more fun
Lava Yuki (18 days ago)
My licence is only for automatic, I could never pass the UK test in manual
Quit Your Bullshit (18 days ago)
Thus buy a manual electric car. Got it 👌🏼
Armistice Abas (18 days ago)
what will happen if u put on park if automatic Car is running...worst senario...
Jay len (18 days ago)
I must say this is up there with some of the dumbest videos on YT, that I have seen!
Lloyd Dailey (18 days ago)
heat is the worse thing on a automatic transmission ! when the engine overheats than it can burn the transmission fluid !
Shazia Faizan (19 days ago)
Very good information you give me and all public thanx dear team
Alif Mohamud (19 days ago)
What is facher
Silver Legend (19 days ago)
3:34 - Emergency brake?? My car has a service brake and a parking brake, what the ???? is an emergency brake?
Stumblmer (3 days ago)
Silver Legend Another term used for the parking brake was emergency brake or handbrake. Now, many new parking brakes are buttons instead of a physical lever (you could pull on that brake if the main ones failed suddenly to help slow the car, along with shutting off the engine)....
senad osmanovic (19 days ago)
Do you like to fight d best half senad UFC 2029th so sorry
RS S (19 days ago)
Another killer: towing or hauling beyond your vehicle's limit.
P Hicham Chemaly (19 days ago)
What about driving down a hill with a lower transmission, like instead of Drive, put 3 or 2. Does it damage the Automatic Transmission?!
Jose Ruiz (19 days ago)
I been running on empty for years! And I love driving threw deep puddles! I used to run over pile of leaves... but I stopped because someone told me don't do that!
Grande Dizzy (19 days ago)
Real Men drive stick just sayin 😂
Señor Burrito (20 days ago)
May overheat due to friction and heat ok I’d love to point out your very flawed explanation card at idol produce less heat and run at a lower rpm so as long as your thermostat is not closed your car is 100% fine and if your car is sitting idle for a long time it’ll turn on the radiator fan to cool the engine but idling your engine will never overheat it especially a modern engine with electric radiator fans.