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Transmissions are designed to help move a vehicle with little effort from the engine.

Automatic transmissions can run reliably for tens of thousands of miles without needing any significant service.

Since sports cars can be ruined by a slow shifting transmission, manual transmissions have been the norm for fast cars for a long time.

Modern automatic transmissions are full of sensors so that the computer can easily and accurately monitor things like fluid temperature, fluid level, and the overall pressure inside the transmission.

Without a doubt, the best way to maintain your car is to follow the manufacturer's suggested service schedule, but some people opt not to for various reasons, cost often being one of them– the scheduled maintenance services can certainly be expensive.

It would one-up Ford and GM’s 10-speed auto.

More is always better, right?

Vehicles with a standard (manual) transmission now account for only 1 in 10 new cars manufactured.

Forum post shows transmission in dealer system.

A Mustang web forum offers further evidence to the speculated spread of Ford's 10-speed automatic to the Blue Oval's pony car.

A new study shows that far fewer people are ordering manual gearboxes on leased vehicles, and the drop even more pronounced among men.

The transmission speed sensor measures the RPMs of the shaft of the transmission.

All automatic transmission vehicles have a safety switch in place that only allows them to start if they are in park or neutral gars.

Modern transmissions are much more advanced than they were only a few decades ago, particularly automatic transmission.

Having an engine and transmission that work harmoniously is critical for efficient driving.

The neutral safety switch is a safety device that only allows you to start your engine when the automatic transmission is in either Park or Neutral.

There are a lot of decisions that have to be made when buying a new car.

When it comes to costly parts, the transmission is right up there among the most expensive.

An automatic transmission allows a vehicle engine to operate within a narrow speed range, just like a manual transmission does.

Most of the time we think of a clutch in the context of a manual transmission.

BMW might abandon manual transmission for its M models, and the division could cap power to 600 hp for future vehicles.

Ford has filed a patent for an 11-speed automatic transmission and has outlined three ways of making it work.

When Skynet becomes self aware and takes control of all the autonomous cars and The Internet of Things and anything else with a computer, the resistance movement will want to track down guys like YouTube user Dan Mann for lessons in post-apocalyptic living. Mann has a 1979 Chevy C30 dually, and its SM465 manual transmission didn't agree with a herniated disk in his back. So he grabbed a General Motors 4L80E automatic transmission off his brother's truck and fitted it to his truck, jettisoning th

Boo and hiss all you want, but the truth is that manual transmissions aren't for everybody. When Fiat launched the hot little 500 Abarth last year, it did so with a five-speed manual as the only transmission available, but according to Ward's Auto, that might change.

Among the future shocks to be shown at the rapidly approaching Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover will be displaying a nine-speed transmission it has been working with ZF to develop. Engineered for transverse – read: usually front-wheel drive – applications, the ZF 9HP will replace the six-speed transmission in the Evoque come 2014.

How many is too many? When you're talking the number of ratios offered in automatic transmissions, it seems the industry is always interested in adding one more gear; four-speeds turned into five, then six, seven and now eight. Where will it all end? According to Stefan Sommer, CEO of transmission maker ZF, nine is the ultimate endgame.

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