According to some auto industry analysts, the stick shift will soon be going out of style; at least in mid-size sedans. Fewer and fewer automakers are offering the option, according to Others disagree, though. The stick gets the shaft Until recently, most car makers offered a manual transmission option in mid-size cars as a Read on! →

There’s an old wives’ tale that claims that if you shift an automatic transmission into neutral while the car is in motion, the engine will explode, or at least become a screeching, bellicose little person. But as experienced driving instructors can attest, a shift to neutral at speed will not only not destroy the engine, Read on! →

There are a lot of factors that go into which car to choose, whether you are choosing one at a dealership, shopping online or going around to private sellers. One thing that you shouldn’t discount is the vehicle’s transmission. There are benefits and drawbacks of each type. Automotive transmissions more or less come in two Read on! →

Automatic transmissions are subject of a bit of arms race of late, specifically concerning the number of transmission gears, as more gears tends to produce greater efficiency. However, Julio Caspari, head of ZF in North America, thinks the maximum number of gears will be reached soon. Transmission gears have come far in recent years Ever Read on! →

It’s one of the great debates in purchasing a vehicle: manual vs. automatic. For most people in the United States, it’s not really a question – many people were never taught to drive a manual transmission. This partially accounts for the fact that 82 percent of the vehicles sold in the United States have automatic Read on! →

Few things cause the average auto owner to cringe like the mention of transmission trouble. All most people know is that it sounds expensive. However, with some basic transmission knowledge and proper transmission maintenance, replacing a transmission can be avoided until absolutely necessary. For some cars, that time may come around 200,000 miles, although as Read on! →