Nine Things You Shouldn’t Do to a Car With an Automatic Transmission

3. Don’t engage the neutral gear while going downhill.

9 Things You Shouldn’t Do to a Car With an Automatic Transmission

You might think it’s going to save you gas. But it’s the opposite! Putting your car in neutral while driving downhill actually puts you in danger. It reduces your ability to control the vehicle and we are sure that this is the last thing you want.

Besides, it’s harmful for your transmission, which can cost a lot to repair.

4. Don’t engage the neutral gear while stuck in traffic or while waiting for a green light.

9 Things You Shouldn’t Do to a Car With an Automatic Transmission

Everyone in big cities experiences traffic jams. And it’s super annoying to waste this time and money. But it is also a big mistake and could cause additional damage to your transmission if you use the neutral gear. It is not going to save you money if you think that you’re saving fuel.

When it is in “neutral,” you don’t have much control over the car and you can’t maneuver fast.

Just keep the engine on, your car on a “drive,” and your foot on the brake.

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