Originally Posted by willwren
You did the smart thing. You took the trans out of a 'load' situation, which saves the wear on the torque converter friction material, and saves gas.
I do it too.
You also allowed the trans to run cooler while sitting there. N and P would both do the same in this situation.
Me too. Here in the desert where it was ~134°F today, there is less heat produced by the motor and
trans. Also, the engne idles just a little faster in N than D, so that front fan pulling air thru the A/C condenser keeps me cooler...kinda