Avoid This When Driving a Matic Car! Although learning to drive matic is not as complicated as learning to drive a manual transmission car, it still offers many challenges. By learning as much as possible about the processes involved in driving, and the possible pitfalls that you might encounter, you will become a safer and more successful driver. The following practical printable instructions will help make the learning process a little easier.
Previously, we gave you a list of things you should not do while driving manually. However, if you prefer or have matic, here are 5 tips that you should pay attention to when driving matic car on the road.
Engaging “P” Before Stopping Total
When driving matic, always remember that you have to use the gear stick to P (Park) only when your vehicle stops completely. The reason for this is that, when you use the gear stick to P when the vehicle is still moving, the locking pin can be damaged. The locking pin is the component that locks the transmission transmission. This basically stops the rotating transmission which prevents the vehicle from moving forward or backward.
In addition, it is not recommended to place the tooth stick on P on the stop lamp for safety reasons. Look at it this way, if the light turns green, shifting the lever from P to D (Drive) requires effort. You have to go through R (backward) and N (Neutral) before you can put the gear stick to D. You might also accidentally use the gear lever to R or N when moving from P to D.
What is Avoid When Driving a Matic Car?
Become ‘Neutral’ When Stopping Lights
Some experts say that you should not put your car in a ‘stop light’ because this lamp can make the transmission obsolete. They may have a point, but, as we see, it is best if you keep your teeth in D when you stop. Why? Because you might forget that the teeth are in N when the lights turn green. As a result, you will end up turning on the engine with no results, which makes you more fuel.
Change gears when the vehicle is moving
Some drivers who park their vehicles tend to change gears even though the vehicle is still moving. Switching gears while the vehicle is moving is a habit that you must destroy because this can damage vehicle transmission. If you want to switch from D to R or vice versa, you have to wait for the vehicle to stop moving before doing so.
Launch with Neutral
They say that sliding on a neutral spot can help you save fuel. Even though that might be true, gliding in neutral is something you shouldn’t do. The reason is because you don’t control the vehicle completely. As with manual driving, you can react faster and safer if your gear is on D. On the other hand, modern matic engines are designed to save fuel even if the gear is on D.
Launch Your Car
In short, ‘launching’ speeds up vehicles from traffic jams, similar to drag racing. This works by turning your engine when the gear is in N and dropping it to D to launch the vehicle forward. Although this can entertain your friends, launching a matic car is not a good thing because this will make the bands in your transmission wear out.
Driving matic car might be easy, but you also need to know how to drive. We hope the points mentioned in this article will help you become a better and safer driver.