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Here are your delicious easy steps on how to drive automatic car and top 10 tips that could never be easier to get yourself on any type of automatic cars. Driving is one kind of great enjoyment when you have mastered all the needed skills especially automatic car. Automatic transmission car does not have to press and release clutch that is exasperating during heavy traffic jam. However, automatic car have its pros and cons since the technology has became popular since 80’s.

Today, most of the new sedan cars available in the market are mostly in automatic transmission. This shows automatic car has become even more popular in the coming years compare to manual transmission car.

General automatic transmission pattern

P

R

N

D

2

1

P

R

N

D

D3

2

1

P

R

N

D4

D3

2

1

P

R

N

D

S

The gear pattern above is just some of the example from some common cars, there are a lot of different pattern from different cars. Anyway, the standards is still there such as “P” for Parking, “R” for Reverse, “N” for Neutral, “D” is for Drive while the rest D3, D2, 2 or 1 is for you to manual select lower gear when it is really needed. Always remember, automatic means when the gear is put to D, everything goes by itself, meaning the gear will change depends on situation accordingly.

Tips: For classic automatic Mini, the pattern is P, R, N, D1, D2, D3, D4. Isn’t it is different?

You might want to check out some of the related information here:

1. Learning to drive an automatic car

2. Learning to drive standard cars

3. Learning to drive a car

4. Learning to drive manual cars

5. Learning to drive a manual transmission car

6. Teach me how to drive a manual car

Now, let’s continue to see the advantages and disadvantages of an automatic car.

Advantages of driving an automatic car

  • The first and main advantage ever since automatic car has been commonly use on the road is during heavy traffic jam. Manual car or cars with racing clutch will certainly kills your left leg.
  • In automobile world today, the automatic transmission controller is smart to choose the right gear if compare to average driver. It helps to cut down a lot of traffic hassle.
  • It helps people who are having weak left leg to drive better and smoother. Isn’t it is good to drive automatic car?

Disadvantages of driving an automatic car

  • Automatic car give less precise control over gear selection at bumpy way or unusual way, hence it drinks more petrol than usual.
  • Slow in response if compared to manual car.
  • It is more expensive than manual cars.

Top 10 tips to drive automatic car

1. Start the car ONLY when you make sure everything is in position. Gear is in P, brake is pressed, and e-brake is on.

2. As easy as push the gear shift to D or R depends on you want to move forward or backward.

3. Put more throttle GENTLY when you want to speed up, it is amazing.

4. Press the brake TENDERLY when you want to slow down. The car could anytime give you a big shock if you press the brake too hard.

5. Do not forget always “P” whenever the car already parked.

6. Put to “N” with e-brake during traffic lights if it is very long.

7. Put to lower gear (D3, D2, or 2) if you feel too fast when going down hill.

8. Use “OD” Over Drive when you need a little bit more power. (This only applicable for certain automatic cars)

9. Press a little bit more accelerator if the car rolls backward while automatic transmission is in drive (D).

10. Last but never could be least, no left foot on brake and right foot on accelerator. DO NOT USE BOTH LEGS TO DRIVE AUTOMATIC CAR!

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