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The Difference Between Automatic and Manual Transmission Cars When Crossing Downhill


JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – When passing down the road, drivers are often required to be more careful. Do not let the wrong behavior, because it can lead to conditions that are dangerous for safety.

Most importantly, check the braking system before traveling, make sure it is still in normal condition. At least, the brake lining is still thick so it doesn’t affect brake performance. In addition, another factor is in the way each driver drives.

According to the Head of Auto2000 Workshop, Yos Sudarso Suparman, if the road is downhill, the way of operation between cars with manual and automatic transmissions is different, although not significantly.

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For manual transmission cars make sure to always use a low gear like two or three. Its main function is so that the engine brake occurs and the car does not go at high speed.

“If the road conditions are empty, if you use fourth or fifth gear, the car will go faster than using second or third gear,” Suparman said recently to Kompas.com.

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So what about automatic transmission cars?

“Not much different, the driver still has to use a low transmission so that the engine brake effect is like a manual car. If the system is automatic in general, then when from position D it is moved to D2. Automatically if it is moved to D2, if it’s like a manual, the gear will move to 1 or 2,” said Suparman.

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In theory, it’s just a basic trick when going downhill, the rest is adjusted to road conditions.

“Make sure to reduce the speed when on the derivative, so that the driver can control the car perfectly,” he said.

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