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Blog Posts in September, 2014

What is Downshifting?

If you are learning to operate a manual transmission, there are some techniques you need to familiarize yourself with. Upshifting is important for accelerating, but downshifting is equally important ...
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Checking Your Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid cools and lubricates a vehicle’s transmission. In some cars, it also provides the pressure that is necessary in order for the transmission to change gears. To learn how to ...
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Understanding How Manual Transmissions Work

The assemblage of parts that enables a car to change gears and transmit power from the engine to a live wheel axle, the transmission is one of the most important parts of any vehicle. While all ...
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How Often Should You Change Your Transmission Fluid?

The life of a new transmission fluid is dependent on operating temperatures, which are dependent on your vehicle, its state of repair, and how you drive it. If you have an older car, chances are that ...
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The Benefits of Manual Transmissions

Automatic and continuously variable transmissions are by far the norm among new cars, but 6.5% of cars in the United States are still sold with manual transmissions. That’s because drivers still ...
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How Long Do Transmissions Last?

Automatic and manual transmissions are incredibly well built, but they don’t last forever. With proper transmission maintenance and repair, your transmission will last longer than those that are ...
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Locating Your Transmission Dipstick

Just as motor oil is crucial to the engine, transmission fluid is vital to the performance and longevity of your car’s transmission. To monitor fluid level inside your transmission, you will ...
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Transmission Trouble Signs: Dragging Clutch

The good news about failing transmissions is that they are typically very easy to spot. As long as you pay attention to how your car drives (and even sounds) you will be able to catch transmission ...
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Great Cars that Still Offer Manual Transmissions

Up until the most recent decades, many automotive manufacturers offered cars that were equipped with either manual transmissions or automatic transmissions. With their ease of operation, automatic ...
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Identifying Signs of a Slipping Transmission

There are several signs and symptoms of a slipping transmission. When your automatic transmission is slipping, this transmission problem could be caused by loose bands or low transmission fluid. You ...
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