Tag: parking

30 Posts

Jan 01, 1998

Which do you want to last longer: your transmission or your marriage?

Dear Car Talk

OK I've had it My soon-to-be-wife has a commercial driver's license and assumes that she knows a lot about driving Well she does but this is something I can't understand Her car is a Escort with automatic transmission She insists...

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Aug 01, 1997

What gear is best to park in on a hill?

Dear Car Talk

Besides complaining about my driving my wife complains about how I park She says when I park facing downhill I should put my gear shift in Reverse And when I park facing uphill I should put the shifter in First...

parking driving tips manual transmissions

Jul 01, 1995

Driving and parking tips for the new owner of a manual transmission.

Dear Car Talk

I recently purchased a vehicle with a manual transmission I have two questions Is it bad to leave the transmission in gear when parked on a hill without having the parking brake engaged How harmful is it to rest your...

manual transmissions parking driving tips

Nov 01, 1994

Does it harm a vehicle to leave the wheels turned...

Dear Car Talk

Does it harm a vehicle to leave the wheels turned while parked or should the front wheels align with the rear wheels Also when trying to get the car out of a tight spot does it wear out the tires...

parking tires

Oct 01, 1994

How to leave your manual transmission when you park it.

Dear Car Talk

I love to drive a manual transmission car However I've always received conflicting information on how to leave my car when I park it One ex-boyfriend clueless told me to leave it in Reverse and not worry about the parking...

manual transmissions parking driving tips

Oct 01, 1993

Engage the parking brake before or after shifting into "Park"?

Dear Car Talk

I told a friend that she should use her parking brake before she puts her automatic transmission in Park I told her that she should do this to save the wear and tear on the parking pawl and prevent it...

parking parking brakes

May 01, 1991

Parking pawl met parking Peter and parking Mary

Dear Car Talk

I thoroughly enjoy your column You make car maintenance a fun job rather than all worries dollars and cents When I start my Chrysler wagon sometimes--if it's on an incline--it's extremely difficult to pull the shifting lever out of park...


Apr 01, 1991

Once again, we present a marital dispute!

Dear Car Talk

Once again you are going to be asked to solve a marital dispute Our problems arise when we park our respective stick shift cars and the object of the disagreement is the parking brake I always engage the brake while...

parking parking brakes manual transmissions

Oct 01, 1990

This is what we call an "old father's tale."

Dear Car Talk

When I was learning to drive a car my father told me that it's better for the car if the engine is turned off while the car is in neutral instead of park After it's turned off he said to...

parking driving tips

Dec 01, 1988

Is it okay to park a car in first gear?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Mazda GLC with a -speed manual transmission I was taught to park the car with the shifter in neutral and the parking brake engaged However I notice that whenever I bring my car in for service no...

parking parking brakes