We all know how the Gear stick, which is most commonly found between the front seats of the vehicles, works to control the speed of the moving car.
There are mainly 5 gears + the reverse gear in a car. We start the car using the 1st gear and then change the gears as the speed increases so as to keep the engine in its optimal rev range for smooth, economical motoring.
As the word goes the reverse gear is used to move the vehicle backward. Even though everyone knows the function of all the gears, they are always curious to know, what will happen if the high-speed moving car directly changes to reverse gear.
But the truth is that even if we try to change the gear from 5th to directly the reverse gear, it won’t respond since there is always a pattern to shift the gears installed in the car. Only if we shift the gears by the mentioned pattern will the gear change successfully.
Other than this there is a system called Reverse Inhibit, which is installed in the vehicle by the manufacturer. With this system, you will not be able to shift the reverse gear when the car is moving speedily but at the same time allows the vehicle to fall into reverse gear when the speed is low. At normal speed, if you try to push it with force, the vehicle will give a warning alarm.
The reverse inhibits feature can be found in modern vehicles while the old vehicles do not have this feature installed. If you try to put the reverse gear in the old vehicle, while it’s moving fast, the performance of the gearbox is significantly affected.
Many people use reverse gear to park vehicles and so on. But have you ever wondered how far a vehicle can go in reverse gear? The more a vehicle moves forward in first gear, the more backward the vehicle will go in reverse gear. Do not forget that the vehicle will go off if you do not follow the prescribed speed while going in reverse gear.
At the same time, it is always recommended to not use the reverse gear and drive the vehicle backward for too long. Continuous reverse gear can cause damage to the engine and gearbox by rising the RPM while the heat and noise will increase.