DELTASION.com – Riding an automatic car is good. Especially when you
have to go through a traffic jam. But if the path is uphill and stuck, it
could be a different story. Because the uphill path, let alone traffic jams,
can be a nightmare for novice riders. So, here are some tips for safely
driving an automatic car on a bumpy incline.
1. Keep your distance from other vehicles
Usually, the car will back up a little before going back when it gets stuck on
an incline. Try to keep your distance from other vehicles, this is useful so
that when the car backs up there is no collision. Drivers can take a safe
distance of about 1-1.5 meters or can adjust their visibility to the car in
2. Use the handbrake when stopping
To avoid the car back when stuck on the incline. Use the handbrake when the
car is in a stopped position. After that, put the car’s transmission in manual
mode to avoid wasting fuel.
When the car wants to go back, slowly release the handbrake by slowly stepping
on the gas so that the car does not reverse when the handbrake is released.
3. Adjust the car transmission with incline conditions
Transmission in automatic cars is different from manual. Automatic cars use
D1, D2, to D3 gears, and some only use D or L only.
To deal with uphill and traffic jams, the driver must be able to adjust it.
Drivers can use D1 for congested and uphill roads or can also use L when the
incline is too steep. The L (low) position is used to produce maximum torque
according to the car’s power requirements. Position L is the same as gear 1 on
a manual car.