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Should You Come to a Complete Stop Before Switching Gears?

The majority of today's modern vehicles (cars, trucks, and SUVs) are made with automatic transmissions. An automatic transmission is simple to use and doesn't require too much attention, which is why it is preferred by many. All you have to do is put it into Drive and go. Even if you've never seen the Suite Life of Zack and Cody, you've probably heard of the iconic acronym PRNDLE (Prindle). It stands for all the gears Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, and Low. However, have you stopped to think whether you're shifting your gears correctly? What is the best way to go about shifting gears? We're here to do a deep dive into it all.   How Does An Automatic Transmission Work? Most automatic transmissions are hydraulically operated, meaning it uses the pressure of a fluid to change gears, hence why you need transmission fluid. Some of today's transmission functions also rely on computer technology, which means that a processing unit manages all of the necessa ... read more

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