Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What precautions should be followed when driving?

asked by on

What precautions should be followed when driving?

A: As with driving any other car, there are sp...

As with driving any other car, there are specific precautions that should be followed when you get on the road with your Civic. Most of these are basic rules of the road, but some are specific to the car you’re driving. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Don’t drive through deep water. It can cause electrical damage, and even damage

your car’s engine.

  1. Always stop and check the underside of the car when you hear a loud noise from underneath.

  2. Don’t shift gears while accelerating as this can damage the transmission.

  3. Don’t shift to neutral while driving as it eliminates both acceleration and engine

braking.

  1. If the heater or air conditioner is on, make sure to firmly press the brake pedal at stops as the car’s likelihood of creeping is higher.

  2. If you quickly press the gas pedal to the floor while driving uphill, the transmission will shift to a lower gear. Be prepared for additional acceleration.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What preparations are recommended before driving?

Driving your Civic is just like driving any other car, but there are a few specific steps you should take before hitting the road (in the Civic or any other vehicle). Here’s what Honda recommends you do before dropping it...

Q: How do you erase a personal code from the Securicode® system?

While you can program your own codes for the Securicode® system on your car, you may find that you need to erase one or more. Maybe you’ve hit your limit, or maybe you need to bar someone from accessing the...

Q: My alarm is going off at random

A common failure point in this alarm system is the security hood switch, which is attached to the hood latch. The system control module monitors the position of the hood via this sensor. It also monitors the position of the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...