This is a blog about transmissions and differentials. In case you haven’t heard of them, they are a technological marvel and an important part of every transmission in your car or truck. Just like an airbag in an automobile, a transmission system is designed to “breathe” and slow down so that power is not lost when changing directions. This is why they are called automatic.
If you drive a car with a manual transmission (as most do), then chances are you have driven by a person who has asked, “Won’t that be embarrassing when we go over that hill”? It sure would, especially if the person on the drive was trying to explain how a proper transmission works. If you have an automatic transmission, then you have experienced what is commonly referred to as a “dumb stick”. You see, without the proper parts, it just doesn’t work very well, and you can easily lose control of the car and cause an accident.
Now, you may think, what difference will that make in driving the car? The only difference it makes is that your car will be able to accelerate and decelerate much more quickly when you need to change directions, and it will be able to lock the differential so that power is not lost. That can save you a lot of money at the pump and could potentially save the life of a family member who is driving along too fast and is likely to get into an accident. It’s important to remember that a car with a manual transmission is considered to be a high-performance vehicle, and therefore is built with higher performance parts and more complex shifting mechanisms than a car with a different transmission.
A blog such as this is just a personal opinion and is not intended to be used as professional automotive repair advice. If you ever need any auto body or transmission help, it is always best to go to a professional service centre and have them check your vehicle. There are multiple reasons why having your car fixed by someone who knows what they are doing could save your life. In this case, we are just trying to be realistic, and say that if you have a manual transmission, you are going to have less control over the car when you are driving, and that means it is more important than ever to drive carefully.
What do you do if your car fails to shift properly? Well, if your car engine is running, you have some options. If your car is dead, then there is another problem that may be more serious than just a bad gearbox. For starters, your car could be suffering from some sort of battery short circuit. If this is the case, then there is nothing you can do to solve it other than to drive it home, get a new battery, and install it.
There is also another problem, which is if your car needs to gear up but won’t for some reason. You might be able to drive your car into the park, but it will only gear up when you park it in the garage. This can be very dangerous, because if you are not careful enough, you could hit the car that is parked in the garage with the gear shift in reverse, causing serious damage. This is why having the correct this is a blog about transmissions and differentials, because if your car is experiencing problems in shifting gears, it is almost always a good idea to take it to a professional garage, and have them check it out.