How to Park a car with automatic transmission
Why not immediately when Parking to put the car on Parking.
You know how to correctly carry out the process of Parking the car with an automatic transmission, after you finally parked your car? Unfortunately, many do it incorrectly, loading the transmission system and reducing its resource. That’s why you can not immediately after you stop to put the car on Parking.
When you stop the car and immediately switch automatic transmission mode “Parking lot”, then releasing the brake pedal, your vehicle can slightly roll up until the small steel pin in transmission does not stall the gear on the shaft of the gearbox. Here is this small pin in the automatic transmission. You know that tiny piece of metal does not have to keep your heavy machine from rolling. Can you imagine what load is on the pin that holds the car in place in Park?
That’s why it’s so important to put on uneven road surfaces the car with automatic transmission using the handbrake. So, here is the correct way to Park on the machine:
Stopping the car where you want it, hold it in place using the foot brake. Next, put the transmission in neutral (N) position. Raise your hand brake (Parking brake), or click the button on the handbrake (if your car is equipped with electronic handbrake). Release the brake pedal. Your car will be locked by Parking brake. Then, turn the knob of the automatic transmission in the mode “Parking” (P).
This sequence will save your box from premature wear. Make it a rule to leave your car in the Parking brake (handbrake). Especially where the road surface has even a slight slope.
What to do in the winter: how to Park a car with automatic transmission in winter?
Unfortunately, the above method works well in the warmer time of the year when there is no fear that the Parking handbrake turn will lead to freezing of brake pads, activated a manual brake. But what to do in the winter time, when leave the car with the Parking brake on overnight in cold weather is impossible, because it can lead to freezing of the brake pads to the brake drums or brake discs?
In this case, you have only two ways of Parking. The first is to find a level place to Park car where it will not roll. The second method is to use a piece of wood, brick, stone, focus, etc., in order to give it at least under one wheel. This will allow you to lock the car and prevent it from rolling.
Importantly do not forget that the Parking mode on the automatic transmission is not designed for the main holding the machine from rolling. When it is possible to keep the vehicle only need to use the brake system.