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! →


If you are one of the 18 percent of drivers in the United States who drives a car with a clutch, taking good care of that clutch is important. Taking a second look at your driving practices could end up saving you thousands of dollars. Your clutch does have a lifetime, but extending it can 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! →


A significant bump has been noted in the sales of cars with stick shifts, as manual transmissions are known for slightly better fuel economy than their automatic counterparts. Despite the recent gains, it is only as matter of time before the third pedal is done away with completely. Economy spurs spike in stick shift sales Read on! →


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 Cars.com. 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! →


A car robbery was recently foiled in St. Louis, Mo., as the thief could not drive a stick shift. Similar reports occur fairly regularly, so it is safe to say that a manual transmission is an effective theft deterrent. Manual foils car robbery A great anti-theft device for cars might be an old and low-tech Read on! →


There is a growing campaign among car lovers to “Save The Manuals,” spearheaded by Eddie Alterman, the editor for Car and Driver magazine. The idea is to keep the manual transmission alive and there are some good reasons to do so. The eternal debate Some things are eternally up for debate among enthusiasts, such as Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed its investigation into 29,807 2011-2012 standard transmission Ford Mustangs. The probe looked into complaints of shifting issues. The federal safety regulators concluded that a recall was not in order. Complaints of rough shifting According to the NHTSA, the investigation began in August in response to 364 separate 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! →