I’ve recently transitioned from driving a manual car to an automatic and am curious about revving the engine while in motion. In my previous car, I enjoyed revving the engine, especially at higher speeds. However, I’m unsure if this is possible with my new automatic car without having to stop completely. Could you provide guidance on safely revving the engine of an automatic vehicle while driving?
Switching from a manual to an automatic car can indeed bring up new questions about handling, such as revving the engine while driving. It’s great that you’re seeking to understand your vehicle’s capabilities! Here’s how you can safely rev the engine in an automatic car without stopping:
- Press the Brake: Gently apply the brakes to control your speed and prepare for shifting gears.
- Shift into Neutral: Carefully shift the gear into neutral while keeping the car in motion. This step disengages the engine from the driving wheels, allowing you to rev freely.
- Rev the Engine: With your car in neutral, press the accelerator. You’ll notice the RPM needle rise, indicating the engine revving.
- Return to Drive: As the RPM begins to drop, press the brake slightly and shift back into drive. This should be a smooth transition to avoid any jerky movements.
A word of caution: While this process is similar to using a clutch in a manual car, the response time in an automatic may differ. It’s crucial to avoid over-revving the engine; consistently pushing the RPMs to the red line can lead to mechanical damage. Also, be mindful of your surroundings and road conditions, as revving the engine while driving requires additional focus and can impact driving safety.
Feel free to experiment with this technique in a safe, controlled environment like an empty parking lot to get a feel for your car’s response. Remember, responsible driving ensures not only your safety but also the longevity of your vehicle.
The Car Middle East Troubleshooting Team