Q: How do I shift out of PARK?

asked by on December 11, 2015

How do I shift out of PARK?

In order to shift from PARK to REVERSE or DRIVE (in an automatic transmission), you have to have your foot firmly pressed on the brake pedal. This ensures maximum safety when you operate your vehicle.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

Water in engine

If you have driven through a large amount of water, to the point where the engine has inhaled water, the engine may have been damaged. It is possible that only some basic maintenance services alone may fix your issue; I...

How do I adjust the brightness of the dash lights?

Adjusting the brightness of your dash helps you preserve your night vision and drive more comfortably. It’s also easy to do on the Civic. Here’s how: Locate the brightness control knob on the dash of your car Turn it...

I keep hearing a popping/clunking sound on the right front passenger side of my truck near the right tire.

The sound might be related to a worn suspension component. From what you are describing, it should be fairly easy to pin down with static testing (e.g., ball joints should only move "so much" during a test). To pinpoint the...

Car possibly destroying batteries

Hey there. This may be related to a bad ground connection possibly causing a short or possibly a bad voltage regulator. This is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. Often times, this will result...

How do you dim or brighten the interior lights?

Your car is equipped with adjustable interior lights to provide better visibility during different driving conditions. They automatically turn on when you turn on the headlights, but you can manually control their brightness with the panel dimmer control. Here’s how:...

Stuck in Park

The gear shifter is held in park as a safety feature. If the brake pedal isn't fully depressed, the lock will not disengage and allow the hear shifter to move. On most gear shifters there are small holes that lead...

I have a lighting bolt icon on my dashboard

When you overheated the engine the check engine light came on most likely for the engine is hot and the lightning bolt comes on indicating the throttle limit control is on. This means the engine is in failure mode and...

Jeep JK loss of power and engine light

Hello, thank you for writing in. With the vehicle stalling, my first instinct would be to check the charging system. That would be the battery and the alternator, their electrical wiring, and the terminals. When the system fails, all of...

Limp mode 30 codes

Hello there, when you see that many codes it can take some work to sift through all of them. Usually only a few codes will remain once the codes are cleared and the vehicle is driven. These remaining codes will...

Related articles

Is it Safe to Drive With an Oil Leak?
Oil lubricates the engine, and is an essential part of your vehicle. Oil reduces corrosion, helps to cool the engine, and...
2012 Mazda 3 vs. 2012 Honda Civic: Which One Should I Buy?
Compact cars are well-known for their cost-effectiveness, value and affordability as well as their small stature. In general, they make great commuter cars and are especially good for first-time cars for kids or college students heading out for the first...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Altima Hybrid
The The Nissan Altima is already a favorite among mid-sized sedans, but it gained even more points with a lot of car buyers with the option to buy a 2012 Nissan Altima Hybrid. Though the four-cylinder Nissan Altima was already...