From the general point of view, automatic transmission cars are exceedingly safe to drive. While they are high-tech, they extremely user-friendly and secure. Yet, you need to avoid a few things when you drive them.

In fact, when you take up the training, your instructor would tell you things to be aware of, while driving these state of the art vehicles.

Still, here is a brief round-up of things in this regard, so that when you undergo the training, you do not find many problems.

Sliding down a slope in neutral gear

This is a habit that is nothing else but a mistake. When you do so, your car only gets slow. It cuts off the oil supply. Naturally, the transmission runs short of proper lubrication, and smooth operation is hindered. It results in significant depreciation. That is the reason, your driving instructor in Hawthorn will never tell you to do so.

Revving the engine before changing gear

This may be fun but will give the transmission a massive jolt and shock, which will generate fierce friction between several internal components. This will cause severe damage to the engine and other spare parts.

Changing gears when the car is on the move

This is another blunder, which will lead to the transmission components of the car changing direction in quick succession, resulting in drastic wear and tear of the gearbox.

Using brakes instead for stopping the car is the right approach. Some would shift into parking bays without pushing on brakes. This is bad for the gearbox as well.

Keeping the gear neutral at red lights

You will find many who would keep their gear neutral while waiting at red lights. This is another error that your driving instructor in Camberwell would always tell you to be aware of. They would do this to save fuel, but actually they save very little by following this method.

You can save more if you press on the brakes and keep the gear in drive mode. When you rapidly switch the gearbox in and out of drive mode, it puts extra pressure on the box, depreciating it more than normal.

Switching the gear to park mode, before the car stops completely

When you shift to park mode, the locking pin gets inserted into the gear that attached to the gearbox output shaft, which also connects to the wheels. Hence, once you lock it, and still run the vehicle, you only risk breaking that lock pin.

Driving fast even when the engine of not warm enough

This is a terrible blunder, more so when its the think of winter. The oil gets thicker due to low temperature. Its mobility gets drastically reduced.

Hence, it’s good to let the fuel to run well into the transmission and get to every nook and cranny and then increase the speed. If you do not make it happen, you only risk severe damage to the spare parts.

Keeping the fuel tank not fuller

An automatic vehicle mainly depends upon fluid pressure for returning better mileage and running correctly. Fuel also helps the engine of the car and other components to remain fresh and well lubricated. Hence, when you keep the fuel low, it will only result in faster deprecation of the spare parts — something that that no quality driving instructor in Malvern will tell you to do.

Author's Bio: 

The author works as a driving instructor in Hawthorn, Camberwell and Malvern units of a quality driving training school. The author is an avid blogger as well.