If you are new into the car world then it is quite normal to have many questions in terms of how cars operate and what is the best way to maintain them. We have been through many videos that gave answers exactly to some of these questions, and this time we take a look at yet another one. One of our favorite YouTube channels called Engineering Explained and its host take us through everything you need to know about skips gears and whether you should perform them.
For those of you who do not know what they are, it is pretty simple. For instance, if you shift from first gear directly to third, you have successfully performed a gear skip, but should you do it?
Well, if you perform up-shifts then it is quite reasonable to do it at times, however it all depends on the speed that you are going with. There is one thing that you need to watch out for. Namely, you are going to have to wait a bit more before you release the clutch hence the RPM are going to have to come down a bit.
However, when it comes to skips gears to down-shifts, doing it might and will cause certain damage to your car. This is because the RPM and the engine are trying to match up, and it is something that will cause great wear to your car.
If you have any other dilemmas and questions, make sure to go through the whole video!