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The 4 Instances You Should Shift into Neutral

The 4 Instances You Should Shift into Neutral

The neutral gear is most likely the least used gear for drivers, yet it serves such an essential function. It is especially true for manual transmission vehicles as the vehicle must always be in neutral first. However, most automatic transmission drivers rarely depend on being in a neutral position. While in neutral, the gas pedal does not accelerate the vehicle, and no power from the pedal is transmitted to the wheels. Since this position is rarely engaged, when should you shift your car into neutral?   Did you know that neutral isn't necessarily considered a gear? It is just a state where no gear is engaged at all, hence the name - neutral. Here are the four situations where you should switch your vehicle into "N".   During a Drive-Thru Car Wash If you are a frequent car wash goer, you know that most drive-through car washes have an automatic system that requires you to be placed in neutral gear. Putting your car in that position allows your vehicle to mo ... read more