Tips to Drive an Automatic Transmission Car
Tips to Drive an Automatic Transmission Car
Starting the Vehicle:
After starting the engine, fully depress the foot brake pedal before shifting the selector lever to the "D", "R", "2 (D2)" or "1 (D1)" position. Be sure the vehicle is fully stopped before attempting to shift the selector lever.
Foot brake pedal MUST be depressed before shifting from "P" to any drive position while the ignition switch is "ON".
1. Keep the foot brake pedal depressed and shift into a driving gear.
2. Release the parking brake and foot brake, then gradually start the vehicle in motion.
Engine idle RPM will be higher when engine is cold therefore be careful when shifting into a forward or reverse gear before engine attains its normal temperature / warm up.
Avoid racing the engine unnecessary while the vehicle is stopped / stationary / not moving mode. This may cause unexpected vehicle movement.
Never shift to "P" or "R" while the vehicle is moving.
Start the engine in the "P" or "N" position. Engine will not start in any other selector position. If it does, get your vehicle checked by your nearest authorized dealer for inspection, driving car under this state may led to an accident.
Shift into "N" position and apply the parking brake when at a standstill for longer than a short waiting period.
Keep the engine at idling speed while shifting from "N" to any driving position.
Caution (When starting vehicle):
Depress the Foot Brake Pedal:
Shifting the selector lever to "D", "R", "2 (D2)" or "1 (D1)" without depressing the brake pedal causes the vehicle to move slowly when the engine is running. Be sure the brake pedal is depressed fully and the vehicle is stopped before shifting the selector lever.
Make Sure of The Selector Lever Position:
Make sure the selector lever is in the desired position. "D", "1 (D1)", "2 (D2)" are used to move forward and "R" to back-up. Then release the parking brake lever and foot brake pedal. Depress the accelerator pedal to start the vehicle. Avoid racing up the engine while the vehicle is stopped. This may cause unexpected vehicle movement if the selector lever is in "D", "R", "2 (D2)" or "1 (D1)" or damage the engine if in "N" or "P".
Engine Warm Up:
Due to the higher engine RPM / idle speed when the engine is cold, extra caution must be exercised when shifting the selector lever into the driving immediately after starting the engine in cold position.
Parking The Vehicle:
Depress the foot brake pedal and, once the vehicle stops, move the shift selector into park position, pull the parking brake lever and release the foot brake pedal.
This automatic transmission is designed so that the foot brake pedal MUST be depressed before shifting from "P" to any other position while the ignition switch is "ON".
To move the shift lever, be sure to first depress the brake pedal. The shift lever will not move before the brake pedal is depressed.
Use this position when the vehicle is parked or when starting the engine. Use this position together with the parking brake. When parking on a hill, first apply the parking brake and then shift into the "P" position. (Caution: Use this position only when the vehicle is completely stopped).
Use this position to back up. Shift into this position only after the vehicle has completely stopped.
Neither forward nor reverse gear is engaged. The engine can be started in this position.
Use this position for all normal forward driving.
“2 (D2)” (Second Gear):
Use this position for hill climbing, engine braking on downhill grades, or starting on slippery roads. (Caution: Do not downshift into the “2 (D2)" position other than the speed mentioned in the owners manual. Downshifting under high speed may cause severe damages to automatic transmission and engine).
“1 (D1)” (Low Gear):
Use this position when climbing steep hills slowly or driving slowly through deep snow, sand or mud, or for maximum engine braking on steep downhill grades. (Caution: Do not downshift into the “1 (D1)” position other than the speed mentioned in the owners manual. Downshifting under high speed may cause severe damages to automatic transmission and engine).
Accelerator Downshift in “D” Position:
For rapid passing, fully depress the accelerator pedal; this shifts the transmission down into third gear, second gear or first gear, depending on the vehicle speed.