4 Symptoms of a Bad Throw-Out Bearing (& Replacement Cost)

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If your vehicle has a manual transmission (a rarity these days), you need to be able to operate a clutch pedal in addition to the brake and gas pedals. The clutch assembly (consisting of the pressure plate, clutch plate, flywheel, and throw-out bearing), connects the wheels to the engine of the vehicle. The clutch pedal … 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. While more drivers prefer automatics and car manufacturers are offering less models with stick shifts, manual transmissions are still preferred by many due to two main reasons: driver involvement and cheaper maintenance/repairs. The clutch pedal is where it all starts. It offers … Read more

7 Causes of a Car That Won’t Go in Reverse

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A car’s transmission is one of the most important components of any car. You simply can’t operate a motor vehicle without the gears functioning as they should be. But sometimes, you may encounter an issue that causes one or more of the gears to malfunction. The reverse gear in particular, is easy to take for … 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

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