Driving an automatic car is a very different affair rather than driving a manual transmission car. An automatic car doesn’t require any clutch and gear control, which is mostly a difficult task for new learners, ladies and elderly people to do while driving a manual transmission car. Automatic transmission makes driving more relaxed and convenient. The thing is that you must have knowledge about how automatic car functions. Here some easy facts about Automatic transmission and Tips for Driving Automatic Car have been discussed:
There is a gear but it functions differently.

1. Park (p): This mode stands for mechanically locking the transmission, in  this state the non-drive wheel s of the car may spin freely therefore use hand brake to lock the rear wheels of the car. The use of handbrake prevents the car from moving if accidentally the mode changes.

2. Reverse (R): This mode is to move the car in backward position. Use this function when car is completely stopped and then shift lock position must be pushed.

3. Neutral (N): This transmission is for free car movement under its own weight, in this there is absence of transmission from the wheels. In this position it is possible to start the car.

4. Drive (D): Drive mechanism is for car moving forward and throttle. This is possible through the range of gears provided in the car. Depending upon the car model the gears mainly ranges from 3 to 8.

Tips for Driving an Automatic Car:

1. The AT cars comes only with two foot pedals the brake and accelerator pedal (gas pedal)

2. While driving use your right foot for operating those two pedals and the left foot rests beside.

3. Prior starting the car check that gear is in (p) mode and then start the engine.

4. Afterwards press brake pedal and push the gear from Park position to drive mode.

5. Make sure that you have enough space to move the car Release handbrake

6. If there are other vehicles around use indicators to warn them.

7. Gradually move your foot from brake pedal and the car will move forward.

8. To increase the speed press gas pedal and here your easy driving car goes smoothly.

Now a day’s automatic transmission car are gaining popularity in India. The AT cars are simply awesome to drive especially when you are on highways and it also gives great relief to congested city traffic drive where one is free from hassle of shifting  gears very frequently. Hence, this article will surely help in getting idea of how to drive automatic car.

Tips for driving an automatic car will help the people who are inexperienced in driving AT cars. There are upcoming cars going to be arrived in coming months which will make a good choice in automatic versions.
4/17/2013 08:35:02 am

The links and resources posted by you in the blog are very useful for me! I was looking for this exact and particular information for a long time. Thanks.

6/27/2013 12:13:08 am

This was a nice post and I think it is pretty easy to see from the other comments as well that this post is well written and informative. Keep up the good work.

Anthony obinna
7/15/2013 04:20:05 am

I love this, i have searchin for how to learn to drive a car since, now that i hav seing it am fulfilled

11/15/2013 07:45:34 pm


Nisha George
7/17/2013 09:52:45 pm

Very useful information....

ssekasi iacksonz
7/25/2013 03:21:02 am

its really so marvelous.i know now to drive

8/9/2013 05:07:33 am

Good job. keep moving

8/11/2013 01:37:26 am

Wow. This has really help a lot. Thanks and keep on the good job

8/13/2013 03:18:18 am

Actually I read it yesterday but I had some thoughts about it and today I wanted to read it again because it is very well written.

8/21/2013 02:56:06 pm

I will love to drive our PT cruiser convertible!! We live @ a business and we have a huge back yard you wouldn't believe it!! Cant wait till im 16 then I get to drive it its on October 16 in 2 months CANT WAIT!!!!

8/23/2013 04:31:35 am

Nice job there. Thanks a bunch 2 d Authors of the useful hints. @Atalissa, r u kidding or a form of forming?

Rottex Wilson
8/23/2013 04:34:26 am

Thanks a million. Very great info you've given out here!

8/30/2013 05:48:05 pm

Very good tip, am going to move my corolla right now


9/6/2013 04:31:17 am

Nice post. I read total Post. It’s really nice. Thank you for sharing.........

Muhammad Alliii!!!
9/10/2013 09:19:58 am

nice post..now i am a good driver..thnx for guide me...:P

Anton Graham
9/28/2013 10:15:52 pm


Girl driver
10/10/2013 03:25:09 pm

So changing gear is difficult for ladies? Have you read up on driving statistics in Europe? Most cars there are not automatic and women drivers are safer than male drivers so they must have mastered this very difficult skill. A exist and incorrect comment.

Another girl driver
11/8/2013 09:41:31 am

What sexist rubbish

3/10/2014 03:12:11 pm

'ladies' how patronising!

ladies MUST be better drivers - we are cheaper to insure!

11/18/2013 02:17:08 pm

I always forget when I'm about to set of if it's the hand brake first then put in drive to go or the other way round. I'm A new learner xx

11/28/2013 04:47:48 am

The second sentence in your opening paragraph stopped me reading further and diverted me to this comments box. What a sexist attitude you have towards driving.

12/11/2013 06:45:44 am

nice post now m ready to hit the road with my new toyota premio

Woman driver
12/22/2013 05:01:33 pm

Ahem! 'Ladies' find gears difficult, do they? Funny how figures in my country show they have far fewer accidents if that is the case! Your rotten attitude towards approx 50% of the population is likely to alienate many customers.

Prem shukla
1/7/2014 08:27:50 pm


1/16/2014 08:12:16 am

What about the D1 and D2 what are their function?

1/16/2014 08:57:29 am

nise gide

Klein cee
2/7/2014 11:43:14 am

Don't wanna wear learner on my new maxima, don't wanna let my friends know don't know how puch, but now i'm a crazy pilot.i give GOD tnx! Its usefull kick on.

2/18/2014 05:01:37 am

I love dis!

2/22/2014 05:24:45 am

Thank you

molla tryharder
3/19/2014 07:32:15 am


4/14/2014 10:12:32 am

Good job brief and concise so awesome

4/20/2014 06:05:00 am

Nice one but I actually don't believe d aspect of ladies driver finding it difficult to move the gear. Since I started driving had only witnessed just a single lady involving in an accident unlike the men do regularly. So it's not all abt being difficult rather it's abt being determined to do wat u wanna do.

4/27/2014 02:28:44 pm

Thanks for your patience

4/28/2014 03:42:16 am

Nice u realy hav asistd me i lik it! kip up.

Jeyne Wayne
5/6/2014 09:32:34 pm

These are useful tips. Thank you so much. I must learn to drive now!

6/12/2014 06:20:06 am

it true ladies learners find it difficult...the author s right.

3/10/2016 08:05:39 am

The thing is that you must have knowledge about how automatic car functions.

3/15/2016 09:15:21 am

Here some easy facts about Automatic transmission and Tips for Driving Automatic Car have been discussed:

4/30/2016 12:41:17 pm

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Huma Abedin
10/6/2016 11:00:59 pm

To all the ladies with issues about the patriarchy: a lot of wimmin do prefer automatics because they don't have to touch the phallic gear stick :)

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