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Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by AutoReportNG: 3:12pm On Mar 01, 2018
An automatic transmission is, without a doubt, one of the greatest inventions in the car industry. Automatic car opens the whole new era for car owners thanks for the safety it provides. This car type is favored not only by the professional drivers but also by people with basic driving skills. However, does this greatest invention provide total safety for its driver? Sadly it is not.

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car

Even though automatic transmission vehicle is amazingly safety, you should avoid a few things at any cost while steering the wheel. Here’s a list of 7 mistakes that can damage a vehicle badly and put the owner on the hook for some huge repair bills.

Sliding The Vehicle Down A Slope In The Neutral Mode

This habit won’t let you accelerate the car except for slowing it down. It cuts the oil supply, so the transmission does not get the proper lubrication for smooth operation. It results in significant wear and damage. For that reason, we recommend discarding this habit since the repair costs don’t worth the negligible fuel savings.

Revving The Engine Before Switching To The Gear

We all have done it as teenagers. But, don’t be that stupid because your parents are not going to pay the bills this time! It gives the transmission a massive shock that leads to more friction between the internal components, causing damage to engine parts.

Shifting Gears When The Car Is Rolling

It makes your transmission components to change direction rapidly, wearing out the gearbox at an astounding pace. Use your brakes instead to stop the vehicle. Some people shift into the Park without the pushing the brakes, which is also bad for the gearbox.

Keeping In Neutral At The Red Light

Many people do this to save fuel and protect the driveline from unnecessary wear. In fact, the loss is minimal if you push the brakes by keeping the gearbox in Drive mode. The actual damage takes place when you switch into and out of the neutral mode.

Switching To Parking Mode Before Completely Stopping The Car

Shifting to the Park mode will cause a locking pin to be inserted into a gear attached to the output shaft of the gearbox. The wheels are also connected to the same shaft. So, when you lock it and keep the vehicle rolling at the same time, there’s a risk of breaking the locking pin.

Driving Hard Without Warming Up The Engine


It’s a blunder, especially in the winter season. The oil thickens and moves slowly when the weather is cold. Give the fuel a minute to run into the transmission and all of its parts. If you shift into gear and start driving at high speed from the beginning, it will lead to severe internal damage.

Keeping The Fuel Tank Low

An automatic car largely depends on fluid pressure to run properly. Fuel also helps a vehicle’s engine and other elements to stay cool and lubricated. So, these will wear out a lot faster if you continuously keep the tank low on fluid.


Source:
http://www.autoreportng.com/2018/03/mistakes-to-avoid-when-driving.html


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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by AutoReportNG: 3:15pm On Mar 01, 2018

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by godfatherx: 3:15pm On Mar 01, 2018
I learnt 1new thing, no neutral mode in traffic again

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by Nobody: 3:54pm On Mar 01, 2018
The thread is enlightening.
Learnt some new things.
Good job OP.
Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by kokakola: 3:54pm On Mar 01, 2018
We'll just Drive to Heaven when rapture start with our Automatic Benz...

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by RogueX: 3:54pm On Mar 01, 2018
Yea learnt the neutral thing.

Bonus: don't drive past when a woman wants to cross in front of you

Stop, look at her ikebe and horn your appreciation.

It helps with the transmission on your body

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by DrRasheed: 3:55pm On Mar 01, 2018
Avoid Changing Gears On riding hilly environments especially when on auto drive.
That's how I spoiled dad's gear box.
Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by ghiloman28(m): 3:55pm On Mar 01, 2018
MAKE SENSE
Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by Ayodejioak(m): 3:55pm On Mar 01, 2018
Quality information

Fortunately enough, car manufacturers thought ahead

So they made a counter-action for most these...

For instance, It is practically impossible to switch gears without depressing your brakes

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by wellmax(m): 3:57pm On Mar 01, 2018
AutoReportNG:
Keeping In Neutral At The Red Light

Many people do this to save fuel and protect the driveline from unnecessary wear. In fact, the loss is minimal if you push the brakes by keeping the gearbox in Drive mode. The actual damage takes place when you switch into and out of the neutral mode.

I do this everyday. Thanks

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by adult91: 3:57pm On Mar 01, 2018
the main problem na to get car

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by kd11: 3:58pm On Mar 01, 2018
Then what is the use of the Neutral Gear?

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by olatemmie13(m): 4:00pm On Mar 01, 2018
God bless you real good for this piece...
Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by thegrinch(m): 4:00pm On Mar 01, 2018
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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by chuks34(m): 4:01pm On Mar 01, 2018
When I buy my car I'll surely apply them cheesy
Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by free2ryhme: 4:01pm On Mar 01, 2018
AutoReportNG:
An automatic transmission is, without a doubt, one of the greatest inventions in the car industry. Automatic car opens the whole new era for car owners thanks for the safety it provides. This car type is favored not only by the professional drivers but also by people with basic driving skills. However, does this greatest invention provide total safety for its driver? Sadly it is not.

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car

Even though automatic transmission vehicle is amazingly safety, you should avoid a few things at any cost while steering the wheel. Here’s a list of 7 mistakes that can damage a vehicle badly and put the owner on the hook for some huge repair bills.

Sliding The Vehicle Down A Slope In The Neutral Mode

This habit won’t let you accelerate the car except for slowing it down. It cuts the oil supply, so the transmission does not get the proper lubrication for smooth operation. It results in significant wear and damage. For that reason, we recommend discarding this habit since the repair costs don’t worth the negligible fuel savings.

Revving The Engine Before Switching To The Gear

We all have done it as teenagers. But, don’t be that stupid because your parents are not going to pay the bills this time! It gives the transmission a massive shock that leads to more friction between the internal components, causing damage to engine parts.

Shifting Gears When The Car Is Rolling

It makes your transmission components to change direction rapidly, wearing out the gearbox at an astounding pace. Use your brakes instead to stop the vehicle. Some people shift into the Park without the pushing the brakes, which is also bad for the gearbox.

Keeping In Neutral At The Red Light

Many people do this to save fuel and protect the driveline from unnecessary wear. In fact, the loss is minimal if you push the brakes by keeping the gearbox in Drive mode. The actual damage takes place when you switch into and out of the neutral mode.

Switching To Parking Mode Before Completely Stopping The Car

Shifting to the Park mode will cause a locking pin to be inserted into a gear attached to the output shaft of the gearbox. The wheels are also connected to the same shaft. So, when you lock it and keep the vehicle rolling at the same time, there’s a risk of breaking the locking pin.

Driving Hard Without Warming Up The Engine


It’s a blunder, especially in the winter season. The oil thickens and moves slowly when the weather is cold. Give the fuel a minute to run into the transmission and all of its parts. If you shift into gear and start driving at high speed from the beginning, it will lead to severe internal damage.

Keeping The Fuel Tank Low

An automatic car largely depends on fluid pressure to run properly. Fuel also helps a vehicle’s engine and other elements to stay cool and lubricated. So, these will wear out a lot faster if you continuously keep the tank low on fluid.


Source:
http://www.autoreportng.com/2018/03/mistakes-to-avoid-when-driving.html


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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by Nobody: 4:01pm On Mar 01, 2018
AutoReportNG:
An automatic transmission is, without a doubt, one of the greatest inventions in the car industry. Automatic car opens the whole new era for car owners thanks for the safety it provides. This car type is favored not only by the professional drivers but also by people with basic driving skills. However, does this greatest invention provide total safety for its driver? Sadly it

Even though automatic transmission vehicle is amazingly safety, you should avoid a few things at any cost while steering the wheel. Here’s a list of 7 mistakes that can damage a vehicle badly and put the owner on the hook for some huge repair bills

This habit won’t let you accelerate the car except for slowing it down. It cuts the oil supply, so the transmission does not get the proper lubrication for smooth operation. It results in significant wear and damage. For that reason, we recommend discarding this habit since the repair costs don’t worth the negligible fuel saving

We all have done it as teenagers. But, don’t be that stupid because your parents are not going to pay the bills this time! It gives the transmission a massive shock that leads to more friction between the internal components, causing damage to

It makes your transmission components to change direction rapidly, wearing out the gearbox at an astounding pace. Use your brakes instead to stop the vehicle. Some people shift into the Park without the pushing the brakes, which is also bad for the gearbox.

Keeping In Neutral At The Red Light

Many people do this to save fuel and protect the driveline from unnecessary wear. In fact, the loss is minimal if you push the brakes by keeping the gearbox in Drive mode. The actual damage takes place when you switch into and out of the neutral mode.

Switching To Parking Mode Before Completely Stopping The Car

Shifting to the Park mode will cause a locking pin to be inserted into a gear attached to the output shaft of the gearbox. The wheels are also connected to the same shaft. So, when you lock it and keep the vehicle rolling at the same time, there’s a risk of breaking the locking pin.

Driving Hard Without Warming Up The Engine

It’s a blunder, especially in the winter season. The oil thickens and moves slowly when the weather is cold. Give the fuel a minute to run into the transmission and all of its parts. If you shift into gear and start driving at high speed from the beginning, it will lead to severe internal damage.

Keeping The Fuel Tank Low

An automatic car largely depends on fluid pressure to run properly. Fuel also helps a vehicle’s engine and other elements to stay cool and lubricated. So, these will wear out a lot faster if you continuously keep the tank low on fluid.




Fuel or fluid??

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by Nobody: 4:02pm On Mar 01, 2018
AutoReportNG:
An automatic transmission is, without a doubt, one of the greatest inventions in the car industry.

Driving Hard Without Warming Up The Engine[/b]

It’s a blunder, especially in the winter season. The oil thickens and moves slowly when the weather is cold. Give the fuel a minute to run into the transmission and all of its parts. If you shift into gear and start driving at high speed from the beginning, it will lead to severe internal damage.


marpol
fynestboi

At the bolded, that's false. It has been proven that this is just a myth.

An internal combustion engine works by using pistons to compress a mixture of air and vaporized fuel within a cylinder. The compressed mixture is then ignited to create a combustion event—a little controlled explosion that powers the engine.

When your engine is cold, the gasoline is less likely to evaporate and create the correct ratio of air and vaporized fuel for combustion. Engines with electronic fuel injection have sensors that compensate for the cold by pumping more gasoline into the mixture. The engine continues to run rich in this way until it heats up to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Petrol is an outstanding solvent and it can actually wash oil off the walls of your cylinders if you run it in those cold idle conditions for an extended period of time.

The life of components like piston rings and cylinder liners can be significantly reduced by gasoline washing away the lubricating oil, not to mention the extra fuel that is used while the engine runs rich. Driving your car is the fastest way to warm the engine up to 40 degrees so it switches back to a normal fuel to air ratio. Even though warm air generated by the radiator will flow into the cabin after a few minutes, idling does surprisingly little to warm the actual engine. The best thing to do is start the car and get going.

Of course, hopping into your car and gunning it straightaway will put unnecessary strain on your engine. It takes 5 to 15 minutes for your engine to warm up while driving, so take it nice and easy for the first part of your drive.

Warming up your car before driving is a leftover practice from a time when carbureted engines dominated the roads. Carburetors mix gasoline and air to make vaporized fuel to run an engine, but they don't have sensors that tweak the amount of gasoline when it's cold out. As a result, you do need to let older cars warm up before driving or they will stall out. But it's been about 30 years since carbureted engines were common in cars.

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by chccho(m): 4:02pm On Mar 01, 2018
godfatherx:
I learnt 1new thing, no neutral mode in traffic again
I am guilty of this too

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by psp2pc(m): 4:03pm On Mar 01, 2018
I am not in agreement of some of your point.

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by BrainnewsNg(f): 4:04pm On Mar 01, 2018
Ayodejioak:
Quality information

Fortunately enough, car manufacturers thought ahead

So they made a counter-action for most these...

For instance, It is practically impossible to switch gears without depressing your brakes

Oh no

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by Ayodejioak(m): 4:04pm On Mar 01, 2018
BrainnewsNg:


Oh no
Everything Ok?
Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by AutoReportNG: 4:05pm On Mar 01, 2018
efesodje:


At the bolded, that's false. It has been proven that this is just a myth.

An internal combustion engine works by using pistons to compress a mixture of air and vaporized fuel within a cylinder. The compressed mixture is then ignited to create a combustion event—a little controlled explosion that powers the engine.

When your engine is cold, the gasoline is less likely to evaporate and create the correct ratio of air and vaporized fuel for combustion. Engines with electronic fuel injection have sensors that compensate for the cold by pumping more gasoline into the mixture. The engine continues to run rich in this way until it heats up to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Petrol is an outstanding solvent and it can actually wash oil off the walls of your cylinders if you run it in those cold idle conditions for an extended period of time."

The life of components like piston rings and cylinder liners can be significantly reduced by gasoline washing away the lubricating oil, not to mention the extra fuel that is used while the engine runs rich. Driving your car is the fastest way to warm the engine up to 40 degrees so it switches back to a normal fuel to air ratio. Even though warm air generated by the radiator will flow into the cabin after a few minutes, idling does surprisingly little to warm the actual engine. The best thing to do is start the car and get going.

Of course, hopping into your car and gunning it straightaway will put unnecessary strain on your engine. It takes 5 to 15 minutes for your engine to warm up while driving, so take it nice and easy for the first part of your drive.

Warming up your car before driving is a leftover practice from a time when carbureted engines dominated the roads. Carburetors mix gasoline and air to make vaporized fuel to run an engine, but they don't have sensors that tweak the amount of gasoline when it's cold out. As a result, you do need to let older cars warm up before driving or they will stall out. But it's been about 30 years since carbureted engines were common in cars.

It's always a pleasure to learn from you.

Thank you, Sir.

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by Intrepid01(m): 4:07pm On Mar 01, 2018
I've always wondered when I'll use the other gears...if I'm not on Drive then I'm on Park....no story....when and where am I to use the remaining years?

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Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by BrainnewsNg(f): 4:07pm On Mar 01, 2018
Ayodejioak:
Everything Ok?
What have you seen?
Re: Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car by Kizyte(m): 4:09pm On Mar 01, 2018
AutoReportNG:
An automatic transmission is, without a doubt, one of the greatest inventions in the car industry. Automatic car opens the whole new era for car owners thanks for the safety it provides. This car type is favored not only by the professional drivers but also by people with basic driving skills. However, does this greatest invention provide total safety for its driver? Sadly it is not.

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Driving An Automatic Transmission Car

Even though automatic transmission vehicle is amazingly safety, you should avoid a few things at any cost while steering the wheel. Here’s a list of 7 mistakes that can damage a vehicle badly and put the owner on the hook for some huge repair bills.

Sliding The Vehicle Down A Slope In The Neutral Mode

This habit won’t let you accelerate the car except for slowing it down. It cuts the oil supply, so the transmission does not get the proper lubrication for smooth operation. It results in significant wear and damage. For that reason, we recommend discarding this habit since the repair costs don’t worth the negligible fuel savings.

Revving The Engine Before Switching To The Gear

We all have done it as teenagers. But, don’t be that stupid because your parents are not going to pay the bills this time! It gives the transmission a massive shock that leads to more friction between the internal components, causing damage to engine parts.

Shifting Gears When The Car Is Rolling

It makes your transmission components to change direction rapidly, wearing out the gearbox at an astounding pace. Use your brakes instead to stop the vehicle. Some people shift into the Park without the pushing the brakes, which is also bad for the gearbox.

Keeping In Neutral At The Red Light

Many people do this to save fuel and protect the driveline from unnecessary wear. In fact, the loss is minimal if you push the brakes by keeping the gearbox in Drive mode. The actual damage takes place when you switch into and out of the neutral mode.

Switching To Parking Mode Before Completely Stopping The Car

Shifting to the Park mode will cause a locking pin to be inserted into a gear attached to the output shaft of the gearbox. The wheels are also connected to the same shaft. So, when you lock it and keep the vehicle rolling at the same time, there’s a risk of breaking the locking pin.

Driving Hard Without Warming Up The Engine


It’s a blunder, especially in the winter season. The oil thickens and moves slowly when the weather is cold. Give the fuel a minute to run into the transmission and all of its parts. If you shift into gear and start driving at high speed from the beginning, it will lead to severe internal damage.

Keeping The Fuel Tank Low

An automatic car largely depends on fluid pressure to run properly. Fuel also helps a vehicle’s engine and other elements to stay cool and lubricated. So, these will wear out a lot faster if you continuously keep the tank low on fluid.


Source:
http://www.autoreportng.com/2018/03/mistakes-to-avoid-when-driving.html


lalasticlala
seun
mynd44
marpol
fynestboi
Then what is the work of the Neutral?

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