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do you have a manual transmission?

then heavens no, no need to do that. You are putting unneeded wear and tear on your transmission

https://www.google.com/webhp?source...8#q=putting automatic transmission in neutral

http://askville.amazon.com/put-auto...g-save-gas/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=15093108

Myth No. 5: It's best to shift an automatic transmission into Neutral at red lights. This myth stems from the idea that keeping the transmission in Drive while stepping on the brake wastes fuel and causes unnecessary wear on the driveline. In fact, actual engine wear and fuel loss are minimal.

Regularly shifting from Neutral and back into Drive when the light turns green, then immediately stepping on the gas, can wear — albeit slightly — on the transmission, driveline and engine mounts. Ultimately, these stoplight antics probably won't amount to any measurable harm or good; they're likely just a habit by folks who need to keep their hand busy with the gear selector. Our advice? Get a stick shift.
 

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do you have a manual transmission?

then heavens no, no need to do that. You are putting unneeded wear and tear on your transmission

https://www.google.com/webhp?source...8#q=putting automatic transmission in neutral

Is it bad to put an automatic car into neutral while driving to save gas?

Myth No. 5: It's best to shift an automatic transmission into Neutral at red lights. This myth stems from the idea that keeping the transmission in Drive while stepping on the brake wastes fuel and causes unnecessary wear on the driveline. In fact, actual engine wear and fuel loss are minimal.

Regularly shifting from Neutral and back into Drive when the light turns green, then immediately stepping on the gas, can wear — albeit slightly — on the transmission, driveline and engine mounts. Ultimately, these stoplight antics probably won't amount to any measurable harm or good; they're likely just a habit by folks who need to keep their hand busy with the gear selector. Our advice? Get a stick shift.
Thanks buddy. Mine is auto transmission. Not too sure what you make of that. I did have a look at the links you posted before but there was a reference to how it may depend on the manufacturers, hence the question here.

So don't go neutral?
 

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I would never go neutral.
if one has a manual, then of course neutral is in the mix :D
 

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Say hi to neutral as you go past it from P to D
 
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