With the passage of time, Automatic cars are becoming popular in the whole World. According to some stats, the whole world has almost 35% automatic cars but still many don’t know how to drive automatic cars. Although, an Automatic car is easy to drive compared to a manual car. But it has many drive modes. Due to this people don’t know what is the purpose of these different drive modes. So, in this article, we will tell you What do P, R, N, D, -, +, and S drive mode mean on an automatic car?
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An automatic car is easy to drive because it has no clutch. An automatic car has only a brake and acceleration padel so experts advise using only one foot to drive an automatic car. And an automatic car has no hassle to change gears because it has different drive modes to control the gears of the car.
List of different driving modes in an Automatic car:
- P Mode
- R Mode
- N Mode
- D Mode
- – Mode
- + Mode
- L Mode
- S/Sport Mode
- Eco Mode
- Comfort Mode
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What does P mean on a car?
P is one of the most important driving modes in an automatic car. P stands for Parking. It used in a car when someone wants to park his car. When a person selects a P Mode in the car, then the car tyres are automatically locked. One more tip for P Mode, when you want to start an automatic car the car should be in P Mode. If a car is not in P mode, the car will not start.
What does R mean on a car?
In Manual cars, we have special gear for car reverse. But we already told you that automatic cars don’t have any gears. So in an automatic car, we use R mode to reverse the car. R stands for Reverse. So next time when you will drive an automatic car, use R mode for car reverse.
What does N mean on a car?
In Manual cars, when we want to stop somewhere, we apply break and disengage all the gears. But in an automatic car, we apply break and use N mode to stop the car. N stands for Neutral. So, Neutral mode basically disengages all the gears and stops the car.
Now many of you thinking that what is the difference between Neutral and Parking mode. Do both driving modes do the same job? the answer is NO. When we select Parking Mode, then the tyres of the car are automatically locked. So the car can’t run and we can’t push the car. But in Neutral Mode, nothing happened like that. In Neutral Mode the, tyres of car are not automatically locked and when we push the car the car will run.
What does D mean on a car?
D is one of the most used driving modes in an automatic car. D stands for driving. Driving Mode is like an automatic machine that automatically increases and decreases the gear of the car according to the acceleration. Basically, this a mode that runs the car.
What does – mean on a car?
– is a sign of minus. So, this mode is used to minus/decrease the gear of the car. It’s just like a paddle shifter. It gives you access to decrease the gear of the car.
What does + mean on a car?
+ is a sign of plus. So, this mode is used to plus/increase the gear of the car. It’s just like a paddle shifter. It gives you access to increase the gear of the car.
What does L mean on a car?
This L Mode is not very famous. Usually, expensive cars and SUVs offer this L mode. L refers to the lowest gear. So, when we select this mode our car/SUV runs in 1st gear. This mode is very useful in hilly areas.
What does S mean on a car?
S stands for sports. So, this s mode is very famous in sporty and expensive cars. When we select this mode, it increases the power of the car. Basically, car companies specially tuned the car engine for sports mode.
What does Comfort Mode mean on a car?
The comfort mode often comes in luxury cars. As the name of comfort mode speaks itself what it’s working. When we select the comfort mode, it increased the comfort level of the car.
What does Eco Mode mean on a car?
In car market, Eco stands for economical. This Eco mode is used to increase the mileage of the car. When we select this driving mode then this mode disables all the unnecessary things to increase the car mileage. This Eco mode is very famous in all category cars. This Eco mode is very useful in small budget cars.