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Old 12-19-2001, 02:22 PM
JimSharp
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Automatic transmissions

Just bought my first ever Automatic car after 20 years of driving manuals. Very nice.

But I know nothing about auto's. can any enlightened reader tell me:

Should I put the car in neutral and apply the handbrake when stationary in traffic? Or is it quite acceptable to leave it in Drive? Will this accelerate wear in any of the gearbox components if I do?

How long do auto boxes generally last? Do they ever wear out?

Thnaks

Jim

97 E300TD
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