We get it. Sometimes you’re in a hurry to get going, and you switch from “Reverse” to “Drive” while your car is still moving. But consider this every time your impatience gets the best of you, your car’s transmission system takes a hit.
The transmission isn’t built to stop your car and switch gears at the same time. It relies on the brakes to stop the car’s motion so it can make a smooth transition between gears. Shifting while your car is in motion, even a little bit, can damage an essential mechanism in the transmission.
Instead, come to a complete stop before shifting from “Reverse” to “Drive,” or vice versa. If you think your car may have damage stemming from this bad driving habit, don’t wait until your transmission is beyond repair! Schedule a transmission service appointment at your earliest convenience.