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You’ve probably seen older drivers do this: while backing out of a garage, driveway or parking spot, he suddenly shifts the gearbox into the ‘‘D’ position while the car is still in backward motion, not waiting for the car to come into full stop when doing so. For sure, that …

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Let’s face it: automatic transmission rules most of our vehicles today. And that’s something most manual transmission fans like us have to live with (sob). Once upon a time, we hoped that the stick would continue to be popular and live on without any modifications whatsoever. But then again, Elvis …

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A car’s transmission plays a vital role in its functions. Its gears allow the car to speed up, as well as go in reverse. It’s a complex piece of machinery, and quite expensive to diagnose and repair. When your car has a hard time going into reverse, the damage could …

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The manual transmission may not be extinct, but it is certainly an endangered species. One only needs to take a look at the current crop of cars to confirm it. This may seem peculiar to those who champion the mighty manual, considering that the world as a whole wants more …

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There are many moving parts in your vehicle, and these components need to be lubricated to protect them against wear and damage. Take your transmission system, for instance. The inner workings of your vehicle transmission is lubricated by a special reddish or pinkish fluid called transmission fluid. There is an …

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Petron HTP

Local oil giant Petron Corporation has introduced a new formidable line-up in its product range, increasing its product offerings in the Philippine market. Last Wednesday, October 3, Petron revealed its latest product line, the Petron High Temperature Protection line-up in its lubricant portfolio which includes engine oils, automatic transmission and brake fluids, gear …

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Not so long ago, the only choice that car buyers had with regards to vehicle transmission system was between manual and automatic. This was the case until the 90s, when electronics started becoming an integral part of vehicles in general, transmission systems included. Now, it appears that every new vehicle …

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It’s easy operate an automatic transmission vehicle; what’s more difficult however, is maintaining it. This type of engine has a complex system, and requires more fuel to power its components. ‘Matics also need those regular checkups to keep their parts in tip-top shape, which all add up to more expenses …

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You probably remember the day when you first drove through Kennon Road or Marcos Highway to reach Baguio. It’s a day to remember because driving on uphill roads are probably one of the most challenging things to do–especially for new drivers. Driving uphill involves several things that you need to …

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It’s the proverbial clash between two competing giants: manual vs. automatic transmissions. Many of their loyal fans love to pit them against each other, but no one completely wins here in the end. It’s like the Pacquiao vs. Marquez boxing match in 2004. When it looked like Pacquiao was winning—even …

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