What is Overdrive? When To Use It (and When Not To)

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Many automatic transmission vehicles have an “overdrive” gear which is the highest gear available. When you shift to select the overdrive gear, it will reduce the revolutions-per-minute of the engine as it is running. In typically scenarios, you will do this whenever you want to get the highest possible fuel efficiency while driving at a … Read more

4 Common Causes of Transmission Noise

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The transmission is one of the most important parts of a vehicle. Without it, getting to your destination would be near impossible. In a nutshell, the transmission works by redirecting engine power to the driveshaft so that the wheels of the car can rotate. If you take care of your car and bring it to … Read more

5 Transmission Slipping Symptoms (and Common Causes)

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A slipping transmission is more common in automatic transmission vehicles than manual vehicles simply because there are a lot more automatics around. But this doesn’t mean that it can’t happen with manual transmissions because it can, especially with a new or aggressive driver. A slipping manual transmission usually has to do with a clutch problem, … Read more

Transaxle Repair and Replacement Cost

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The transaxle of a vehicle is the integrated assembly of the transmission and the differential. This means the transaxle is responsible for allowing you to both change gears (just like with a transmission) and split the engine power amongst the wheels of your vehicle (just like a differential). You will find a transaxle in many … Read more

Transmission Fluid Change Cost (Manual and Automatic)

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The transmission fluid of a vehicle is responsible for lubricating and cooling the internal components of the transmission. As you likely know, the transmission is responsible for transmitting the engine’s power to your vehicle’s wheels. If you have an automatic transmission, then your vehicle will change gears automatically based on how fast you’re driving and … Read more

How Do the Parts of a Clutch Work? (Manual Transmission)

If you’re driving a vehicle with a manual transmission, then you need to operate the clutch and know how it works. In layman’s terms, the clutch is the link between the wheels and engine of your vehicle. It gives you the ability to disengage the engine when you step down on the clutch pedal. This … Read more