Q: Shifting an automatic transmission

asked by on

Is it bad to always manually shift my automatic transmission in the sport mode? Thank you
My car has an automatic transmission.

Sport mode permits gear shifting at higher engine RPM which favors quicker acceleration and more power. There could be some additional wear and tear on the vehicle drive train when using Sport Mode, whether the shifts are automatic or manually selected by the driver, but the extent of the wear depends on exactly how hard the vehicle is driven. If the objective is to minimize wear and tear on the vehicle drive train, the optimum strategy is automatic shifting without Sport Mode. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Shifting an automatic transmission

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: The car idles up and down. Replaced throttle body temperature sensor, mass airflow sensor, and oxygen sensor.

Hello. If you have taken all those steps and the idle is still not at the correct speed, then the next thing I would look at is the idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is the component...

Q: My heater blows cold on the driver side and hot on the passenger side. I do not have duel temperature control

Hi Scott. Your Wrangler has a blend door that circulates heat and cool air (from AC operation) to different side vents. In most cases, when you have an issue as you've described, this component is damaged, or there is something...

Q: My car started sputtering when i turned it on. Tried putting it in reverse and the same. Sputtering like it wants to turn off.

What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...