Q: Shifting car to neutral before stopping in red light

asked by on

I was just wondering if putting car into nuetral before stopping will be bad for the transmission . For example im going 50mph and then shifted to nuetral then just keep breaking untill stop.

The automatic transmission was not designed to do this and may cause internal damage. The transmission and engine help slow the vehicle down for you and you are putting extra wear on the brakes. Automatic transmissions are not designed to be towed in neutral like a manual transmission. If you have a manual transmission then its okay to do this but keep in mind the brakes get extra wear.

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 car to neutral before stopping in red light

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: Ceramic brake pads squeaking

Many brake pads will make noise when installed. This is usually material noise that may or may not go away. One thing you could do that may help, is to lubricate the contact points on the brake pads. You'll find...

Q: I have a 1990 Chevy 4x4 short wheel base step side with an automatic transmission.

If the front drive shaft is spinning and not able to be engaged, then the chain in the transfer case could be broken. For the transmission to be in neutral in all the gears, but lock up in the park...

Q: Q: Cranks but won't start.

Hi there. It seems that the transmission position sensor / switch has a contact issue within it. Remove the harness from the transmission switch and see if there is any moisture on the plug. If there is moisture, then you...

Related articles

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.