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If your stuck in Start/Stop traffic, is it advisable to drop out of Drive and into Neutral when stopped. I'm thinking that when in drive the car will be wanting to creep forward and if I'm holding it on the brake then something somewhere may be wearing, if in neutral then no wear takes place.

Anyone understand how it works

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In my Fiesta handbook it does say "Do not idle the engine for long periods of time in drive with the brakes applied."

I have driven automatics for a long time and have always been in the habit of going into neutral when stopped at the lights even though it seems to go into a semi-neutral when stopped in drive with the brakes on.

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