2003 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 137000 miles
When stopping on red lights or stopping for more than 1 minute I generally put my car into the parking (P) position. My belief is that by doing so I am not putting unnecessary stress on the clutch plates or transmission of my car as I have to press on brakes when engine is running so that the car does not move. My question -Is this a good practice to follow or I am just having a myth and wearing out my gear shifter rod !
Or take it this way-
Keeping the brakes pressed with engine running while the car is in stop position, does this wear out the clutch or the transmission?
have the same problem?
Monday, February 1st, 2010 AT 6:13 AM