Articles about Automatic Transmission

It now celebrates the first full decade of its pioneering motorcycle tech
Honda has reached a new milestone today: It celebrates 10 years since it introduced the first-ever DCT-equipped motorcycle, a configuration that remains unique to the motorcycle manufacturer a full decade later.The first bike to sport Honda's dual-clutch
Let’s draw a line between mobility and driving
The car as it is today remains saddled (pun intended) with the legacy of the horse-drawn carriage. In fact, the name is literally an abbreviation of automated carriage, and if I had a few hours to bore you senseless, I'd
Give us a proper shift knob any day
Just a quick one this week, because there's no arguing here: Rotary gear selectors are dumb.To shift between Park, Reverse, Neutral, and Drive in an automatic car, there are several sensible methods. A big chunky lever, like in, say, a
They call this new tech the ‘ICT Connected Shift System’
If you've always wondered how automatic transmissions (AT) work, it's seriously complicated. From a driver's point of view, it looks simple: you need not step on a clutch pedal to change gears in an automatic car because the machine
Can this scooter fulfill its goal of reaching a wide range of riders?
Very few Filipinos these days haven't heard of the Yamaha's Mio line of scooters. Swarms of this scoot zip through the metro on a daily basis. Whether they're students heading to school, employees making their way to work, or
Some are complicated, others are damn near impossible
Porsche's seamlessly smooth, seriously swift 'PDK' double-clutch gearbox was first fitted in the 911 back in 2008. The definitive sports car gets the best gearbox in the world-what a moment! Or it would've been, if Porsche hadn't
You can easily ditch your car for any of these two-wheelers
Got time? If you're commuting in Metro Manila, yes, but you're not spending it the way you want. According to Waze's global survey, the metro is a regular A-lister for the world's worst traffic conditions. Whether you
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'
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