When I have to stop the car but I know that I will be moving again soon, on the red light for example, should I shift to neutral?
When I was learning how to drive, my instructor said that there is no problem in stopping for a long time with the car engaged on the first gear as long as the clutch pedal is fully pressed.
But everyone else says that even if the clutch pedal is fully pressed, the gearbox gets worn out, so I should shift to neutral, is that true?
I'm not comfortable with the idea of shifting to neutral when stopped then shifting back to first gear to move, then shift to neutral to stop then shift back to first again, etc. especially on heavy traffic.