5 Things You Should Never Do In An Automatic Transmission Vehicle

  • čas přidán 2. 03. 2016
  • 5 Things You Should Never Do With An Automatic Transmission Vehicle. Five bad automatic transmission driving habits. Is it okay to coast down a hill in neutral? Should you put the car in neutral when you come to a stop? What is the safest way to launch an automatic car? Is it okay to switch from reverse to drive while the vehicle is moving? What happens when you put the vehicle in park?
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    State Laws - Coasting In Neutral:
    California - leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=VEH&sectionNum=21710.&highlight=true&keyword=down%20grade+coast
    Arizona - www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/28/00895.htm&Title=28&DocType=ARS
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    Deleware - delcode.delaware.gov/title21/c041/sc11/index.shtml
    Georgia - § 40-6-246 www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/Default.asp
    Illinois - www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=062500050HCh%2E+11&ActID=1815&ChapterID=49&SeqStart=107000000&SeqEnd=131300000
    Michigan - www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(zhfihnkbcmhfjiz3hoequbvz))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-257-678&highlight=neutral
    Montana - leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/61/8/61-8-362.htm
    Nebraska - nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=60-6,182
    Nevada - leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-484B.html
    New Jersey - lis.njleg.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=253424&Depth=2&TD=WRAP&advquery=coast%20neutral&depth=4&expandheadings=on&headingswithhits=on&hitsperheading=on&infobase=statutes.nfo&rank=&record={F2FF}&softpage=Doc_Frame_PG42&wordsaroundhits=2&x=0&y=0&zz=
    Tennessee - www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/ 55-8-167
    Texas - www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/TN/htm/TN.545.htm
    Virginia - law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/46.2-811/
    Washington - apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61&full=true#46.61.630
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Komentáře • 13 330

  • L-dubwesson
    L-dubwesson Před 2 dny

    1. false not on every vehicle, I was running on fumes going through the mountains made it out by coasting down and up hills in neutral. In gear my mileage would be around 30-40 even coasting down the hill in gear, jumped up to 99.9 (the highest while coasting in neutral.
    2. I had all the control I needed, a brake.
    3. Between breaking the law and making it to the nearest gas station not on a tow truck, no one would choose the arbitrary set of rules made by politicians flying in private jets aka the laws.

  • Ben Lewis
    Ben Lewis Před 3 dny

    What about switching to neutral when you lose traction on snow? I've heard it's a good idea, but the downhill but makes it sound like that was false

  • Des M.
    Des M. Před 3 dny

    I always carry a spare Torque converter, a 6 speed auto gearbox and a rear axle inside my car ...to show my passengers.

  • D. S
    D. S Před 3 dny

    Here's a street racing tip for carbureted engines with automatic transmission: If you're racing someone and you have to stop real fast put your car into neutral while braking because the throttle plates on you carbs will close even lower and you will get more vacuum to your brake booster. You would be surprised how well this works. And when you get down to about five m.p.h. or less drop the transmission back into drive so the torque converter can catch up and there is a smooth transition back into first gear, so you're ready to accelerate again. Keep an eye on your tach because if your engine kills, you're screwed

    DJ-TRAXX Před 3 dny

    I’ve got an additional reason not to put an auto transmission in neutral while moving. You could accidentally put the car in reverse!
    I did exactly that 30 years ago in an ‘83 Mazda RX7. I was driving about 70mph at the time and my rear wheels locked up. I did not lose control, but it seemed to have caused a leak in the front pump seal of the trany. It could have already been leaking but had just had the trany rebuilt only a couple of months before that.

  • steve benner
    steve benner Před 3 dny

    What about all these people I see towing their cars behind their motorhomes? None of them use car dollies. Their cars have to be in neutral.

  • Dino Dean
    Dino Dean Před 5 dny

    hi, can i have my 2003 l322 range rover zf5hp24 auto towed in neutral ?

  • Nathan C
    Nathan C Před 5 dny

    My VW GTD (Diesel equivalent to the GTi) has an eco mode which automatically puts the DSG gearbox into neutral. Very disconcerting at first, having always driven manual cars.

  • mrthunderbird5
    mrthunderbird5 Před 6 dny

    Thank you 🙏 for that tutorial 👍

  • Pat Downs
    Pat Downs Před 7 dny

    I think a lot of old timers put the car in neutral at a stoplight because they have memories of the car dying as it's trying to roll forward with your foot on the brake. You also get to thinking what if my foot slips off the brake for one reason or another and I plow into the guy ahead of me? Best to put the car in neutral. Less stressful.

  • Nick Tindle
    Nick Tindle Před 7 dny

    Can you do one on cvt

  • Iunch bag
    Iunch bag Před 11 dny

    1. It's only illegal if you get caught
    2. I always put my car park to coast down the highway
    3. I put my car in park at red lights and prop my foot up. (Because I'm lazy, not for fuel economy)

  • Blake Johnson
    Blake Johnson Před 11 dny +2

    Wait so mechanically there’s nothing bad that will come from putting my car into neutral?

    • A. Ponce
      A. Ponce Před 6 dny

      not really, but stress and wear on brake pads. i usually coast on N close to a stop light or just to rev the engine up lmao.

  • David davids
    David davids Před 13 dny

    Is the car you’re driving a Toyota?

  • David davids
    David davids Před 13 dny

    Hello there. Thanks for making this video ! Great stuff! What would be the best way to apply your hand brake when you park your car. I see people leaving their handbrake loose and leave the car hanging on the park gear. Is that damaging to the transmission? And then when they try to shift from Park to drive it’s harder to shift and generates a clunk. Do you explaining what’s happening there and what’s the best way to apply your park gear and hand brake. Thanks

  • GypsyDiscoFish .,
    GypsyDiscoFish ., Před 13 dny

    One benefit of switching to neutral/park from drive is if your sitting still for an extended period of time (ie: drivethru, waiting on a train, etc). If stationary and in drive you are creating a lot of excessive heat in the torque convertor. A lot easier on it if you are in neutral or park.

  • emjayay
    emjayay Před 13 dny

    Exception: if you put your transmission in Neutral you can pretty much coast from Lake Tahoe to Sacramento, staying around the speed limit. It's a very constant grade downhill of just the right %.

  • emjayay
    emjayay Před 13 dny

    Now, what about CVT and dual clutch automatics?

  • JABR
    JABR Před 13 dny

    Some people waits while the red light is on in neutral and parking brake to rest their feet. How is that bad? It's faster to go back to drive grear when the light turns green.

    JETHRO MCCORMICK Před 14 dny +1



  • Robby Baker
    Robby Baker Před 14 dny

    I launch mine alot

  • daniel
    daniel Před 16 dny +2

    Godzilla's cockring

  • Dávid Szerencsi
    Dávid Szerencsi Před 16 dny

    I must ask something. What if you needs to stop on a hill. What is the correct order to park the car.
    1. Handbrake on
    2. Put it in Park?
    Or am I false?

  • Jonathan Gairing
    Jonathan Gairing Před 16 dny

    I neutral dropped my grandAM 20 years ago so much when I was a new driver. Thought it was so cool lol. Now I just want to apologize to my parents for the maintenance to their car. Sorry Mom!

  • Ricky Henriques
    Ricky Henriques Před 18 dny

    I'm curious about the amt transmission, can you please make a video of it?

  • The Analytical Menace
    The Analytical Menace Před 18 dny

    I mean, if you need to have automatic transmission cars explained to you, odds are you probably shouldn't have a driver's license.

    • Jerry Sollien
      Jerry Sollien Před 8 dny

      Yet here we are. When Jason speaks, one listens.

  • ceasemaurice
    ceasemaurice Před 19 dny

    My gf just bought a new vehicle and i hate it how she takes it to these automatic car wash places that force u to put your car in neutral and a machine drags the car by drivers front wheel. Is this bad for cars? I always take my vehicle to a self wash and respect it while its in park.

  • Melvin Hunt
    Melvin Hunt Před 20 dny

    I've always thought that the pumps in the transmission continue to pump, there by damaging the transmission?

  • Paul Brice
    Paul Brice Před 22 dny

    You can't use the brakes in winter you moron.

  • sincere troll
    sincere troll Před 23 dny

    say stop light is about 2-3 mins long do i put the car in neutral or do i put it in drive and press the brakes ? , not concerned about fuel economy but the gearbox is what i am worried about. help me out

  • sminthian
    sminthian Před 25 dny +1

    11:00 If your engine is screwing up in some way and you want to come to a stop, just turn the key and shut off the engine, and use the brakes.

    • mike
      mike Před 11 dny

      Anyone thinking of trying that should be aware that the steering column lock can engage with the key off, you also lose alot of other safety features like abs, dynamic vehicle stability systems, power brakes, and power steering. A safer alternative is to simply put the car in neutral so you can easily steer and brake without risk. Or just pull the floor mat out from under the pedals because thats more then likely the cause.

  • Refluent
    Refluent Před 25 dny +1

    What if your in a situation wear u are unable to press the brakes and your vehicle starts rolling down the driveway. I was swapping the interior of my cousins car and I was curious about the gear safety clip I moved the clip and shifted gears, next thing you know we are rolling down the driveway, so I quickly put the gear back in park. Do you think I broke the gear we rolled for about 2-3 seconds

  • Ali Ganim
    Ali Ganim Před 25 dny


  • Disco Jellyfish
    Disco Jellyfish Před 25 dny +2

    Things you can do in a manual without having to worry:
    Going into reverse and apply power and clutch before coming to full stop.
    Coaster in neutral.
    Wait at stop lights in neutral.
    Launching is still eh but a little less oof.

  • ttkbh
    ttkbh Před 29 dny

    Please make a New video with dry cluch on the same subjech.

  • TiptronicSS
    TiptronicSS Před měsícem

    I'm wondering about leaving the car in 'park' v.s. park + hand brake. I get that in hills it's a must, but I live in a pretty flat land so there's no real reason or pressure on the transmission. The reason I'm wondering about it is a common issue, people 'ticking' your car while parked on the street. With Park you still got some movement flexibility vs brakes where your car has to absorb it all. Newer cars have auto hand brake, so I am wondering, is it really very bad to leave it just in Park?

  • Des M
    Des M Před měsícem

    Wow that torq converter is bigger then your head

  • David Johnston
    David Johnston Před měsícem

    Going down a long downhill grade in neutral also causes your transmission fluid to circulate more slowly (or stop) as the turbine drives the transmission fluid pump. Many vehicles have a circuit that takes the transmission fluid forward to the radiator (or separate transmission cooler) for cooling, and if that flow is decreased the fluid can begin to overheat, especially if you have just been climbing a grade, or are towing.

  • iTRY_ Mash
    iTRY_ Mash Před měsícem

    this comment section is full of sarcastic bastards 😂😂😂 i feel bad for the people that think everyone here is serious

  • Andy Martin
    Andy Martin Před měsícem

    What if i where to drive an auto with a manual mode or paddle like a manual by letting off gas when i shift?

  • Bryan Teany
    Bryan Teany Před měsícem

    Anyone from Colorado's front range knows that east-bound I-70 approaching 470 is valid reason to require a vehicle be kept in gear when in motion.

  • Two Vacation
    Two Vacation Před měsícem

    Kinda funny my car likes when I shift from R to D and vise versa while moving slowly or itll clunk into gear

  • M Ridware
    M Ridware Před měsícem +2

    I put in neutral because no need to hold brakes for 3 min at traffic light

    • M Ridware
      M Ridware Před měsícem

      @TiptronicSS German cars need a lot of money to maintain and lexus have this option but this feature is dangerous when device fails

    • TiptronicSS
      TiptronicSS Před měsícem

      With German cars, when you press the brakes a bit, it hold's the brake for you. I have only used Tesla's and German cars, so I don't know if other (newer) cars have that option too. I guess yours doesnt

  • L N
    L N Před měsícem

    Hey cool video. I have a question specific to the F Sport as I just bought an IS. Is it safe for the trans to switch between modes with the dial? Like from Eco to Sports mode. Thanks!

  • fladave99 Mills
    fladave99 Mills Před měsícem

    I ALWAYS put the car in neutral at a light. LEXUS says that at idle in drive the engine is at 700rpm and is subject to strain on the cam drive belt because of the normal crank imbalance. If you put it in neutral the extra 200 rpm will stop the out of balance vibration and the belt will last longer. ALSO - It cuts down on engine heat.

  • fladave99 Mills
    fladave99 Mills Před měsícem


  • Alex Borghi
    Alex Borghi Před měsícem

    When I stop at a light I always leave my car in drive. But maybe if I put it in Parking, not in Neutral, I can maybe prevent a dangerous situation. Suppose I'm the first car at the light, and someone bumps me on the back. I get a very hard hit and my foot slips away from the break. If I'm in Drive or Neutral my car will move forward and can be hit by another car coming from the cross road, Instead if my car is in Park, from what you explained a locking pin is blocking my transmission, I'll ruin the pawl, but at least I wont cause another accident. It's the same principle that applies to manual transmission car, when they suggest you when you come to a stop at a light, always put your car in first gear and hold the clutch down, So in case someone hits you from the back, by releasing all the pedals, the car will stop and will not get in the middle of the intersection.

  • Kevin Gil
    Kevin Gil Před měsícem

    11:32 how you gonna downshift tho?

    • DoJo
      DoJo Před 27 dny

      @Aaron Arevalo RIP

    • Aaron Arevalo
      Aaron Arevalo Před 27 dny

      @DoJo and if you dont have that option

    • DoJo
      DoJo Před 28 dny

      many automatic cars have the option to go into semi automatic (like the car in the video). you will be able to down shift. If you have a toyota hybrid, you have a special Mode for that after D: "B"-Mode. In it, It shifts down for motor breaking + higher regenerative braking while going down hill

    • Aaron Arevalo
      Aaron Arevalo Před měsícem

      thats what i was thinking lol. i guess carry and extra short shifter in the car from a manual

  • Komrade BigTex sucks
    Komrade BigTex sucks Před měsícem

    Tl;dw Stop putting your car in neutral.

  • tetlamed
    tetlamed Před měsícem

    Why would you idle higher in neutral than in drive?

    • David Johnston
      David Johnston Před měsícem +1

      In drive the engine is still trying to turn the turbine, which puts a small load on the engine. In neutral the turbine is free to spin and thus the load on the engine is lowered and it will thus rev higher due to the same amount of fuel being injected while at rest.

  • Dual Sport Numbskullz
    Dual Sport Numbskullz Před měsícem

    Liberal nuts driving 101

  • Xx_King Black_xX
    Xx_King Black_xX Před měsícem

    Is down shifting is stressful for the transmission when it's making the engine rev from 2 to 4 rpm?

    • Oskar Krogsgård
      Oskar Krogsgård Před 8 dny

      I don't think there's much to worry about if your engine is at 4 rpm

  • Incognito Human
    Incognito Human Před měsícem

    How many cars have torque converter. All auto transmission?

  • Babis Mavrakis
    Babis Mavrakis Před měsícem

    Did he say he drives a Volvo? And he gives driving advice?

  • georgianbents
    georgianbents Před měsícem

    Well, this video was kind of useless, unless you only have a 2 digit IQ. The upside is, while he was droning on, a bunch of the comments are brilliant. THAT made this video worthwhile. Well done. :)

  • Dude Guy
    Dude Guy Před měsícem


  • huzur79
    huzur79 Před měsícem

    I have one possible good reason to be in neutral in a stop. I'll leave it up to you to agree or disagree. Years back I was rear ended in a manual car and the impact knocked me out for a few seconds. I was lucky the car stalled because had it been a automatic I would have rolled into a on coming dump truck at high speed which would have obliterated me. While a automatic Is going to role in a impact situation like that described above, and chances are in that particular situation I would have still be obliterated, in many situations if you are hit, knocked out, the car is only going to roll a little bit vs being knocked out with a car in drive which will continue to drive itself at slow speeds until it hits something else to stop. I know this isn't the greatest example of why to put a car in neutral for stops in traffic but being in that situation once being knocked out, I feel better being in neutral for most long traffic stops.

  • mxt mxt
    mxt mxt Před měsícem

    2:30 Not a good enough reason to be honest.

  • uptown3636
    uptown3636 Před měsícem +1

    I came for the lesson on automatic transmissions; I stayed for the information about mangoes.

  • 100sammo
    100sammo Před měsícem

    Now is 2019 and many cars coast in neutral at motorway speeds to save fuel. Even the new 911 does it. Less RPM means less fuel loss, if you are not using any fuel it doesn’t necessary mean that you are going more efficient.