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Is it advisable to shift to neutral gear when say I am stuck in a traffic jam for auto transmission car? Will this additional gear change do any damage to the gear box?

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not advisable to switch it to neutral..keep it in Drive

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u can engage in N...

when the lights turn green, floor the accelerator then push the gear to D...

 

no lah, just joking [sly][sly][sly]

 

personally i think engaging N once in a while is ok...

modern gear system won't damage so easily...

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Personally I feel its not necessary to switch to 'N' unless under those traffic condition which is totally not moving at all, lets say if you are in 'N' position and suddenly the car in front of you moves, will you be in a hurry to switch back to 'D' and move off ? This will result in damaging the auto g/box in the long run if you do it often.

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If u intend 2 keep 4 10 yrs, better not.

 

Solenoid/TC may wear out wif constant movement. Dependant on make, TC is servicable.

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Shift D --> N --> D will cause wear n tear to tranny but less vibration

 

stick to D will put a stress to brake pad but can launch anytime sly.gif

 

U gotta weight the cost and benefit lor

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Yalor, for auto better keep it to D. Only manual can keep it to neutral [cool]

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As I drive manual, there are certain things about auto that still baffles me. If using N can cause problem, then what is N for? I still don't understand.

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N is for when ur vehicle break down or kenna repo, the towing company can tow it away..

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leave it to D.

 

changing brake pad is cheaper than changing the entire gearbox..

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Is it advisable to shift to neutral gear when say I am stuck in a traffic jam for auto transmission car? Will this additional gear change do any damage to the gear box?

just leave in "D". if your leg tired just pull handbrake.

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if pull too often ,the handbrake cable may become loose too???

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Everything wears out also. Even the gearbox, brakes etc. Why not say, dont use the brakes too often, the pads will wear out. [laugh]

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Jus leave it at 'D' [;)]

 

Frequent shifting between 'N' & 'D' will shorten the life of the si mi solenoid inside your AT [nod][nod][nod]

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Shift D --> N --> D will cause wear n tear to tranny but less vibration

 

stick to D will put a stress to brake pad but can launch anytime

 

Holding the car stationary using the brakes does not wear the brake pads out. There is no friction between the pads and the discs, so how can they wear out? Imagine you take an eraser and just push it down onto a piece of paper. Does it wear out? Only when you rub it then it will.

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