How Much Do You Know About Manual and Automatic Transmissions?
by Annette


Gear up for a great challenge with this transmission quiz!

A transmission is literally the part of your car that makes it go vroom. A transmission is a series of gears that transfer power from one part of the car to another. Although transmissions can vary according to country, here in the US, a transmission refers to the gearbox (it encompasses the entire drivetrain in the UK). The point behind a transmission is to facilitate the changing of gears as the speed of the vehicle increases. 

With a manual transmission, the driver shifts gears.. umm... manually, and with an automatic transmission, the gears are switched... you guessed it... automatically. Although the most familiar use for transmissions is in the automobile, transmissions may be found in other equipment and even wind turbines. Interestingly, only North America and Australia are the areas with the highest number of automatic transmissions, with most other countries counting vehicles with manual transmissions in higher numbers. In fact, many countries require individuals to learn and be tested on the operation of a vehicle with a manual transmission.

But, you're a transmission aficionado, so you knew all that, right?

Get ready to drive your way through this quiz. Glove up, put it in gear, and let's roll.


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