Monthly Archives: October 2021

​​Is There a Right or Wrong Way to Shift Gears?

​​Is There a Right or Wrong Way to Shift Gears?

The majority of most cars, trucks, and SUVs are equipped with automatic transmissions. This is because automatic transmissions are a lot easier to use than manual transmissions, which is why it is the preferred option. All you have to do is put it into the correct gear and go. The gears for automatic transmissions include park, reverse, neutral, and drive. We often don't have to stop to think when performing gear shifts because it comes instinctively to drivers over time. But is there a correct way to go about shifting gears? You may not recall if it was mentioned in driver's ed. But it's okay - we are going to go over this information today. Shifting from Drive -> Reverse At very low speeds (within 5 mph), a swift change from Drive to Reverse, or vice versa, will not typically cause any transmission damage. However, it's always a safer choice to come to a complete stop before changing gears using an automatic transmission. By waiting, it can allow its components t ... read more