Learning To Drive An Automatic Car, 5 Important Things To Avoid

Learning To Drive An Automatic Car, 5 Important Things To Avoid

Learning To Drive An Automatic Car, gnewscar – Automatic car transmission has become excellent for most car users, especially in large cities. However, there are some things that must be avoided when driving your transmission car remains excellent, what are they ?.

It is undeniable, automatic transmission has become the solution for most people in wading through heavy city traffic. Especially after the presence of CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) technology, which results in material efficiency far better than conventional matic.

5 Important Things To Avoid When Learning To Drive An Automatic Car

However, if you are learning to drive an automatic car there are 5 mistakes that must be avoided so that it is safer for you and the car remains excellent, what are they?

1. Move the lever to N when going downhill

Some people think this can save fuel use, but your control of the car is reduced. You can only accelerate the car, and it will be difficult if you suddenly face the road uphill, and you need acceleration so that the car can climb.

Even if you can handle it, fuel consumption will have an effect because when the car is in position N (Neutral), fuel injectors turn off the fuel supply to the engine. When the gear is positioned back to D (Drive), the engine requires a greater supply of fuel than usual.

2. Change the lever from D to R while the car is still moving

At least we have made this mistake at least once, especially when in a hurry, and changing the gear position of your automatic transmission from D (Drive) to R (Reverse), or vice versa.

This is clearly very dangerous to the transmission and the components inside, when you change the gear position while the car is still moving, the transmission will work to stop the car, and potentially create friction that can damage the transmission.

3. Drive the car in position N, and immediately move the gear to D

Some people do this to get instant acceleration, but this is not a good method to do, why?

If we use a conventional automatic transmission, which is still in the form of a torque converter, the transmission part that is turned on the engine will still rotate, but does not move the turbine in the transmission because the gear is still positioned on N (Neutral).

Once the gearbox is moved to D, the turbine immediately gets a jolt from the impeller, and has the potential to damage the turbine and lock-up clutch, which are directly connected to the shaft that drives the wheels.

4. Move gear N position at the red light

Some people feel uncomfortable still stepping on the brakes at a red light, some experts also explain if the gear stays in position D when the red light will adversely affect your automatic transmission.

However, it’s better to keep the gear in D instead of changing it to N at a red light, why? First of all, when the car is in position N, you will have difficulty if you have to do a sudden maneuver, because you need to change the transmission to D before returning to run the car.

Other, if you forget that your car is in position N and the green light is on, the car will not move. There is only an increase in engine speed, which has the potential to use up more fuel.

5. Move the lever to P when the car is still moving

This has the same risk as the second point, but this will not happen with new automatic transmission cars, because there is a speed sensor that ensures the new gear can be moved to P after the car has completely stopped.

But if your car does not have this feature, and often makes mistakes like this, your car’s transmission can suffer permanent damage, why? The function of the P (Park) gearbox on automatic transmission is to prevent your car from moving while parking, not stopping the car.

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When you place the lever on P, the transmission locks and makes the wheels unable to move at all. Even though it can move, it requires enormous power. This is because a pin locks the Transmission Output Shaft, which connects the transmission to the wheels of your car. If you do this while the car is still moving, you can damage or scrape the locking pin or the output shaft itself.