Articles about Automatic Transmission

Yes, there are some AT options at that price
Planning to do most of your driving in the gridlocked city? If your answer is yes, chances are you're looking for a vehicle with either a CVT or an automatic transmission. But what if you're on a relatively tight budget?
Heed these warnings
The transmission is arguably the most complicated part of a car. Efficiently transmitting the power from the engine to a usable speed to the wheels is a demanding mechanical job, or in the case of automatic transmissions, an electro-hydraulic-mechanical affair.
An age-old question
When acquiring a new vehicle, it's only right to consider the cost of maintenance as it is an intrinsic component of car ownership. The car's transmission is one of its principal components that require care and maintenance for the vehicle
What’s the right thing to do?
This question landed in our inbox recently: "Hi, TGP. I've just started driving and read this article that says not to shift to neutral even at a red light because it causes damage to the car. When am I supposed to
Is it cause for concern?
Hi, I need help for my car please. My car is a Mazda 626 1997 AT model. My problem now is the delayed shifting. What should I do?The first thing you could do before taking it to a qualified mechanic is
Real men ride pink scooters
Are compact scooters also good for long rides?This is one of the most frequently asked questions of newbie riders looking for a reliable steed to cope with the daily traffic, the high cost of fuel, and the difficulty of finding parking
‘There’s no way to go but electric’
Taiwanese scooter builder Kymco has revealed plans to build a modern scooter manufacturing plant somewhere in Batangas, which will involve huge investments ranging anywhere from $12 million (P650 million) to $18 million (P972 million).Reports say Kymco Philippines has started conducting a
We’re talking over a decade here
We've driven the Mitsubishi Xpander before-overseas, on local roads before the official launch, and more recently during Mitsubishi Motor Philippines' first media test drive for this model. But it's taken us this long to notice one little detail we
This maxi-scooter is now gaining traction in PH market
Having lived and worked in the city for more than half my life, I like to give in to the lure of adventurous trips to rural areas whenever there's an opportunity. The idyllic countryside is where I grew up, and it
Just leaving this here
We love manual transmissions. Anyone with a passion for driving will say that there's just nothing like the feeling of having complete control over one's gears. That said, owning a manual-transmission car isn't always ideal.
We try out Honda's latest scooter
Two hundred and eighty one. Guess what this figure represents?We bet that the first thing that came to your mind is the current retail price of a whole chicken. Or maybe the proposed toll fee hike from Balintawak to Rosario, La
With very few exceptions
We recently got a question from one of our readers asking about manual transmissions and why they are only available in the base models of cars. He laments about how one has to choose between getting a manual (truly the enthusiast'
Is it safe?
A reader sent in a question about the usage of a modern automatic transmission with the manual option. Here's his question:"Hi Top Gear PH! Is it okay if I shift from drive to manual (+/-) in an automatic car while I'
Maxi scoot, maxi fun
Rider camps tend to split the riding public into two types of riders: Those who ride motorcycles and those who prefer scooters.This delineation exists because motorcycles generally require more involvement than scooters, what with a clutch and gears to have to
Yamaha’s new baby rocks the scooter world
There's no doubt that the AT (automatic transmission) segment in the motorcycle industry is growing at a tremendous pace. The sales growth is so overwhelming that it has almost surpassed the number of business motorcycles now dominating the streets of the
You don't want to know how much a new gearbox costs
One of the things people take for granted about their car is the transmission. There are tons of ways for an inexperienced driver to mess up a car's gearbox. And often, he or she won't even be aware that a
You might not even know it
Today's automatic transmissions are so good, shift so effortlessly, and do their job so invisibly that you can't blame someone for thinking they won't break. However, these are still man-made machine parts and they do wear out and
Is it possible?
Hi! I know this is a silly question. I have been driving a manual transmission car for around seven years, but I would like to buy an automatic for a change. I've heard that you cannot jump-start an automatic transmission
Do you commit any of the mistakes?
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.Between manual and automatic transmissions, it's the latter that makes you feel as if it's impossible to do it wrong. After all,
‘Powerpuff girls’ at full throttle
I am a girl not blessed with towering height. So because of my short legs and my skinny arms, the hazard of handling heavy machines-like operating a motorcycle-almost never comes to mind. Because of this, I surrendered to the idea
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