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Manual Transmission CAR Drive

I always fac problem during slow down with my manual transmission car. What are good practice when I need to slow down from say 30KM to 20 KM? My car always stop in traffic condition when I try to slow down.

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    Eric Murphy May 11, 2010

    Do you down shift gears when you slow down

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Use the brake pedal. Downshifting to slow down is not very smart if you're not in a race car. Have you ever tried to replace a front-wheel drive clutch? Could cost over $1000 to have done at a shop.

Brakes are cheap....and easy to replace, even in your driveway!

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