Is It Illegal to Drive Barefoot? (or Just a Myth?)

is it illegal to drive barefoot?

Somewhere along the line, this rumor got started that it’s illegal to drive barefoot. While we can’t track down any laws in the United States that make it illegal, that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Just like driving with both feet can lead to problems, driving barefoot brings its own host of concerns that … Read more

Riding the Clutch (Is It Really That Bad?)

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“Man, that footrest feels amazing,” your buddy says with a grin, driving your mint-condition 1969 Porsche 911. You continue observing the open road until the thought hits you “this car doesn’t have a footrest.” He was RIDING THE CLUTCH! Your heart stops. Imagine all the damage he could be doing! Fear not, dear reader, for … Read more

Does Cruise Control Save Gas? (and Other FAQs)

does cruise control save gas?

Today, most drivers are well-accustomed to the use of cruise control. This tends to be the case, especially among those who routinely make lengthy commutes along a given highway when taking trips, or commuting to and from work. While the use of cruise control certainly eliminates the need for constant use of the accelerator pedal, … Read more

Eco Mode: How It Works and When to Use It

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With newer cars, it’s an eventuality. You’re going to look down at your dash or steering wheel and see a control you don’t fully understand. Don’t fret it. With all of the innovations that manufacturers are plugging into new cars at breakneck speed, it can be hard to keep up. One of the newer and … Read more

Brake Caliper Sticking (Symptoms and Causes)

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Obviously, your vehicle’s brakes are one of the most important systems in a car and play a critical role in safety of the driver, passengers, and anyone else out on the road. A car or truck wouldn’t be able to slow down or stop if the brake calipers weren’t working. If you’re facing problems with … Read more

How to Adjust a Clutch Pedal (for the Right Amount of Free Play)

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There are fewer vehicles on the road each year with a manual transmission. Even that new $50k sports car likely only comes with a slush box or possibly a dual-clutch transmission. While more drivers prefer automatics and car manufacturers are offering less models with stick shifts, manual transmissions are still preferred by many due to … Read more

6 Causes of a Manual Transmission Being Hard to Shift

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In this post we are going to discuss why cars with manual transmissions sometimes have problems when it comes to shifting. The symptoms of a manual transmission that’s hard to shift can almost always be narrowed down to a problem with the clutch or transmission. Note that if your car is only a bit harder to … Read more

6 Tips to Drive a Car With a Stick Shift

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Most new drivers learn how to drive an automatic transmission vehicle. But if you are learning to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, this is known as driving a stick shift. Drivers of stick shift vehicles are required to learn additional driving skills because the gears of the transmission need to be shifted manually. … Read more