We have been busy over the last month writing articles that address many of the questions and concerns we are faced at the shop regarding automatic transmissions. Below is a quick round up of our latest work. If you have an automatic transmission and you have ever wondered about how to use the low gears, whether or not you should coast in neutral, why you surge forward without the gas pedal, and when to use the parking brake, you can find answers to your questions below. Spend some time digging around, we think you will like what you find.
When to Use an Automatic in Low Gear
It might seem counterintuitive, but sometimes you need to manually shift your automatic vehicle. Here is some prime examples of when you should take control.
Should You Drive Your Automatic Car in Neutral to Save Fuel?
There is a ton of false information out there. Some of it is misguided, and some of it is just left over from when vehicles were made in a different way to completely different regulations. This week we decide if coasting in neutral to save fuel is a fact or myth.
Why is My Automatic Vehicle Always in Gear?
This week’s question: “”Why is it that my automatic transmission vehicle is always in gear, even when I’m stopped? If I don’t keep my foot on the brake, it automatically moves forward without me pressing on the gas. Why?”
Should I Use the Parking Brake in My Auto Trans Car?
In this instalment of “From the Mailbag” Gerry settles a civil disagreement about the use of the parking break in automatic transmission vehicles. It is nice to see things settled, once and for all.