During a conversation with specialists at car service stations specializing in the maintenance and repair of cars equipped with an automatic transmission, it turned out that in most cases, automatic transmission malfunctions are due to the fault of the drivers themselves. More precisely, in technical terms, the specified unit fails due to the illiterate operation of such a car in various road conditions.
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The assertion that a car with a manual gearbox is more reliable in comparison with "automatic machines" has recently been challenged by very weighty arguments.
An indisputable fact: an owner who has the practice of driving ordinary cars, who, due to various circumstances, has moved to with automatic equipment, as a rule, does not bother to study the features of driving such cars. And driving "the old fashioned way" just becomes the reason for the failure of the automatic transmission.
The transfer of the automatic transmission lever to the operating position is carried out only when the brake pedal is pressed, and the movement begins after the gear is switched on (a characteristic jolt is felt).
Moving in urban areas, when you have to stand idle in traffic jams or wait for a permitting signal from a traffic light, contrary to the advice of "experts", do not move the lever to the "neutral" position. Remember - you have an automatic transmission. "Neutral" in such situations is relevant for a manual transmission, but not for your car.
While driving on a long descent, most drivers of classic cars, in order to save fuel, switch to the "roll-over" mode, turning off the gear, but in an automatic transmission, lubrication of the surfaces of rubbing parts is carried out by an oil pump installed in it. After the transmission is turned off, the oil pump drive is turned off and the lubricant supply stops, but the torque continues to be transmitted from the drive wheels to the automatic transmission. You can not talk about the consequences of such a ride for a long time - this is an inevitable failure of the automatic transmission.
"Reverse" or otherwise reverse gear is strictly prohibited to include until the machine comes to a complete stop. The technique is as follows: - Press the brake pedal;
- Stop the car completely;
- Turn on the "reverse";
- When you feel the jolt, start moving backwards.
There are many more nuances of driving a car with an automatic transmission that are mastered by the driver during practical driving. But even following these recommendations will significantly extend the service life of your car.