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Most newer cars, yes. But of course, you wouldn't want to shift into park or reverse when you're going forward or anything nonsensical like that. But going from 1 or 2 into drive or even between D1 and D2 (if the car has such a distinction) shouldn't be a problem. If you have any questions, refer to the owners manual for the vehicle in question.

You had better know what you are doing BEFORE you try to do that, or you can cause MAJOR DAMAGE to the car, if you are not properly TRAINED about this procedure, first. Read the car maker's "how to drive this car " manual FIRST.

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Yes you can use the transmission as a manual tranny, but you should be careful not to rev the engine too high. you can shift up from 1st to drive while driving, and you can also use it to slow the vehicle down when stopping. just don't froget what gear you are in.

yes but only when starting from a stop then shift accordingly

well no not exactly you are wrong if your driving in lets say third and you want to go into overdrive or go up a steep hill and want to down shift into second for more torque then yes you can shift through all the gears wether your in motin or just starting off and yes you can even start in like second or third from a stop its just a litle bit harder on the engine unless its a height reving vehicle then your better off starting in second and then working it up.

yes you can down shift to pass or speed up and you can "hold" a gear when towing up a hill other than that theres no need

Yes but there is no real need to, only if you are towing or racing

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Q: Can you shift the gears in automatic transmission cars even when the car is in motion?
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