Clutch repair is part and parcel to owning a manual transmission. Here is some information about manual transmissions
Manual Transmissions: What They Are
First off what is a manual transmission? Well according to WIKIPEDIA:
“A manual transmission, also known as a manual gearbox, stick shift (for vehicles with hand-lever shifters), standard transmission, or simply a manual, is type of transmission used in motor vehicle applications. It uses a driver-operated clutch engaged and disengaged by a foot pedal (automobile) or hand lever (motorcycle), for regulating torque transfer from the engine to the transmission; and a gear stick operated by foot (motorcycle) or by hand (automobile).
A conventional, 5 or 6-speed manual transmission is often the standard equipment in a base-model car; other options include automated transmissions such as an automatic transmission (often a manumatic), a semi-automatic transmission, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).” SOURCE ARTICLE
The article goes on to talk about the different types of manual transmissions, and believe us there are a lot of them. A lot of classic cars for example have manual transmissions.
Clutches and Clutch Repair
Not all classic cars are ridiculously expensive. Some older mini coopers for example are quite affordable. In addition, millennials are bringing clutches back. A lot of younger people straddle the past and the present. So remember, if you have a manual transmission it isn’t as old-timey as you might think. Think of it as retro. So you could end up not being someone that’s making do with an older technology, you could be as individual as your car can be as well.
Change your oil every 5,000 miles, 3,000 if it is an older vehicle. Replace your wiper blades periodically, and rotate your tires. And make sure you get your car into a shop that does clutch service to keep your car running its best.
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