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Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT): Is It Better?

If you're looking to buy a new car, would continuously variable transmission (CVT) be a factor in your purchase? And once you have it, are there any special maintenance needs? Here we explore what you get with CVT, and how to keep current with your transmission maintenance needs. Continuously Variable Transmission: What Makes It Different? Many new cars and SUVs have left the conventional gearbox behind. Today they're offering CVT. What's the difference? First, the CVT system has no [...]


7-Speed Manual Transmission Potentially Making a Comeback in the 2020 Ford Bronco

There are very few cars out there on the current market that boast a true 7-speed gearbox. Two of those vehicles are the Porsche 911 and the Chevrolet Corvette. In an effort to be a logical counterpart to the new Jeep Wrangler, Ford is rumored to be stepping up its game with the new Bronco releases by incorporating the unique 7-speed manual transmission. While the vehicle is still in development and everything can change as [...]


Suzuki’s Recalled Transmissions Could Pose a Crash Risk

While Suzuki remains a fairly niche auto manufacturer in an industry dominated by Fords, Hondas, Mazdas, and Toyotas, many Suzuki drivers are extraordinarily brand-loyal. But unfortunately, a recent recall of around 6,000 2013 Kizashi sedans and SX4 hatchbacks could dampen some drivers’ enthusiasm, especially as this recall involves a potentially dangerous issue with the transmission control module (TCM). Read on to learn more about this recall and how affected Suzuki drivers should proceed. What Should [...]


Fiat Chrysler Issues June 2018 Transmission Recall

In May 2018, Fiat Chrysler—the automaker that produces a wide range of Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Ram, and Fiat vehicles—issued a recall of more than a half-dozen different 2018 makes and models. Although this recall didn’t officially begin until mid-June, owners should exercise caution if they're planning to drive any recalled vehicles that haven't yet been repaired. Read on to learn more about the vehicles that are impacted by this recall and how a defective transmission [...]


Transmission Fluid Basics for Car Owners

Want to be able to drive a car for years to come? Many car owners overlook the need for basic maintenance to ensure optimal gearbox performance. Get insights on what to know about transmission fluid and when to change it out. Is It Necessary to Change the Transmission Fluid? Yes. However, an owner may accumulate 100,000 miles on their vehicle before this is required, according to service manuals. Owners planning to hold on to a [...]


Could Your Manual Transmission be Enough to Foil a Car Thief?

If you often find your vehicle’s make and model on the list of most-stolen vehicles in the country, you may wonder what—if anything—you can do to make your vehicle less attractive to would-be thieves. Despite a nearly endless variety of anti-theft devices, from keyed steering wheel bars to ear-piercing alarms, one of the most effective theft-prevention devices may lie just below your vehicle’s shift knob, foiling thieves at no extra cost to you. Statistically, there [...]