A lot of times, especially when behind the wheel, we may operate in ways that are simply second nature, not stopping to think that maybe what we’re doing can be damaging to our machines. I’m sure that you could take this theory and apply it to other areas of life as well but this time, we’re just going to focus on one thing, in particular, in the way that we drive our manual transmissions. There are definitely lots of theories and proven good practices when it comes to driving a manual transmission car and this time, we attack one of those ideas that seems to have split people on what exactly is the right thing to do.
Engineering Explained is on board as we take a good hard look at if it’s alright to skip gears while driving your manually shifted car or not. In cars that make a lot of torque, something like this might seem to be only right but the gesture could possibly be doing wear and tear to the components of your transmission that you will end up regretting later. Perhaps it’s better to hit every gear for the long-term health of your transmission. Maybe, it’s something that you don’t need to worry about at all and we’re just overanalyzing everything here.
Follow along with the video down below as we get the inside scoop on exactly what kind of wear can be done to your vehicle if you do something like this while driving. After hearing the evidence for yourself, be sure to tell us what you think of a maneuver like this and if the video like this will convince you one way or the other in terms of your best choice for driving actions when it comes to selecting the right gear on your ride.