Stick shift driving is almost a lost art. Be proud if you can operate a manual transmission vehicle. Even so, you may be driving in a way that is damaging the car. We’ll list some common driving behaviors that cause manual transmission damage. You are probably doing these behaviors without even realizing it.
These Habits May Be Causing Manual Transmission Damage
1. Resting Your Hand on the Shifter
Don’t use the shifter as a hand rest. Why is this bad? Manual transmissions have what is known as a selector fork. When you rest a hand on the shifter, this pushes the selector fork against the rotating collar. In turn, this presses the collar against the gears. This creates rubbing and friction, leading to premature wear. Continue Reading →