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A Beginner’s Guide to Driving Stick Shift: Proper Shifting

In this series, we’ll discuss tips, tricks, and best practices for driving stick shift. Now that we’ve gone over basics and simple technique, let’s kick it up a notch. Common Shifting Patterns The shift pattern refers to the layout of the gears. In a typical manual transmission car, first gear is located to the left, […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Driving Stick Shift: Hitting the Road

In this series, we’ll discuss tips, tricks, and best practices for driving stick shift. Now that we’ve gone over the basics, let’s dive into technique. Stopping To slow to a stop, use the brake as you normally would. When your speed is reduced, press the clutch with your left foot as you release the accelerator […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Driving Stick Shift: Getting Started

In this series, we’ll discuss tips, tricks, and best practices for driving stick shift. But first, let’s start with the basics. What is the Clutch? Manual transmissions require that the driver change gears by depressing a clutch pedal and using a stick shift. The clutch pedal connects the transmission to the engine, and the input […]

Four Ways to Increase the Lifespan of Your Clutch

By Kate Bergeron The way you drive can have a significant impact on how long your clutch lasts. Here are a few ways to keep your clutch in good working order for an extended length of time: 1) Stop riding the clutch The first rule of keeping your clutch in good shape: avoid keeping your […]