Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I change the automatic gear?

asked by on

How do I change the automatic gear?

A: Whenever your vehicle is turned off, it sho...

Whenever your vehicle is turned off, it should be in P. However, when you drive, you’ll need to shift to a different position. To shift out of P, and into R, N, or D, depress the brake pedal, and press the button on the shifter. While holding this button, you will be able to move the shifter out of P.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I properly install a transmission pan back on?

When installing the pan, the mating surfaces of the transmission and the pan should be clean, dry, and free of debris. To assure a good seal, I will usually use some brake cleaner, acetone, or any other type of solvent...

Q: How do I adjust the vents?

The vents can be adjusted to control the direction of the air. To adjust a vent, manually push it in any direction. Rotate the thumbwheel next to the vent to open or close the vent.

Q: What is the correct driving posture for my car?

Driving safely requires that you have the right position and posture when you’re behind the wheel. Not sitting properly in the seat can limit your view, limit your control of the vehicle, and put you, your passengers and others on...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.