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With a reduced price to service, exceptional vehicle handling, and enhanced gas efficiency, a manual transmission is the recommended choice of millions of drivers still today, though it has lost its attraction, due to the ease of the automatic transmission. However, should you drive a stick-shift, 12th Street Auto Care Center can fix your manual transmission and car for you, and we can offer financing, should you require it.

Manual Transmission Gears

A manual transmission, generally, has 5 or 6 speeds a driver can shift, including the ability to reverse — the R that is located either on or near the stick shift. Eventually the teeth of the gears can wear and cause damage or harm to your transmission. You might hear a grinding noise, in which case a 12th Street Auto Mechanic can take a look at your vehicle and fix the problem affordably.

Each gear in relation to the other gears create fixed ratios that help to increase torque, or rotational power, meant for speed and hauling heavy loads, which takes the power given from the engine through the input shaft, converts it into torque, and applies it to the wheels through the transfer of the output shaft.

Napa Service Assistant

You don’t have to be an expert to know that preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure your vehicle is running properly. Use our interactive vehicle tool to learn about the maintenance and services your NAPA AutoCare Center can provide.

Napa Interactive Maintenance Tool