Saturday, June 11, 2011
Automatic Car Driving Tips
On manual cars, there are three pedals on the floor of the car controllers, namely the gas pedal, brake, and clutch. Stepped on the gas and brake and clutch with your right foot left foot. While in the automatic car only two pedals, the gas and brake. The existence of two pedals often makes people mistakenly stepped on the brake with the left foot and the gas with the right foot.
Should the two pedals were still operated with the right foot. Automatic car requires the driver's left foot all the way idle. Brake and gas pedal at the same time can damage the automatic transmission because the clutch in a condition turning, but the motion was detained.
Instead of showing the position of tooth 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and R as in manual cars, automatic transmission rod indicates the position P (park / parking), R (reverse / reverse), N (neutral / neutral), and D (drive / path to the front), respectively. On some cars, this combination plus the position of D1 or D2 or S and L (the car moves, but was detained in the teeth of 1 or 2, required when the steep incline, a sharp derivative, or across the slippery road conditions.)
Get used to start the car with the gear in position P coupled brakes (on some cars, the engine could be the start if the gear position is not in P and not step on the brake). Always walk on the brake when moving the gear from the position P or N to R or D position because once the gear was in the position of the R or D, the car in motion. When the car stopped for a while, for example at traffic lights or jams, do not get used to hold the brake on position in P. This will damage the transmission. Try moving to a position N when stopped.
Gearshift automatically create a driver who is not used will be confused when needed to move the teeth in order to get power or acceleration, such as overtaking a car. In this condition, use the kick-down function (pressing the gas pedal in-in), then the automatic gear down and the car gets accelerated.
In the latest cars, shift done electronically so that it can be moved into the semi-automatic mode. Fashion given different names depending on brand cars, such as the Porsche Tiptronic, multitronic and S-tronic in Audi, and Activematic at Mazda. However, the same working principle, the driver can move the gear manually in M mode (manual) by moving the stick shift into the position of (+) to move into a higher gear and the position of (-) for the lower teeth.