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

5 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

Top 5 Driving Tips For Hybrid Cars

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Hybrid cars seem like they are going to be the norm of the future. There are already a lot of people driving hybrid cars on the road and there are bound to be even more as time goes on. Like anything, they’re not perfect, but fans of hybrids believe that their pros outweigh their cons. … Read more

Does Cruise Control Save Gas? (and 9 Other Facts)

Cruise control gives drivers the ability to take their foot off the gas pedal while keeping their car moving at one set speed. This technology has been advanced over the many decades it has existed. Now you can find cruise control systems that ensure safer driving in addition to speed control. Below is a list … Read more

Functions of Electronic Stability Control Technology in a Car

Electronic stability control technology is designed to enhance the stability of a vehicle and to help it maintain traction on the road. Since it is electronic, you probably guessed that it uses a computerized technology to detect when the car is losing traction and starting to skid. This is due to a series of sensors … Read more

5 Tips for Properly Shifting Gears in Your Car

If you have a manual transmission in your vehicle then you know the challenge of shifting gears. It is not as easy as an automatic transmission where all you must do is shift gears one time before you even start moving. Manual cars require you to consistently shift gears as you’re driving and performing various … Read more