Automatic transmissions are generally quite reliable, but when they break, it’s not cheap. While noted transmission expert John Lombardo has said that Toyota transmissions are top-notch, nothing lasts forever.
Therefore, if there’s anything you can do to prolong the life of your transmission, you should do it. Right?
Here’s what you can do to make your Tundra transmission last as long as possible. Read more…
If you’re like me, you love yourself a good old fashioned stick shift. There’s something about banging from one gear to the next that makes driving just a little more enjoyable.
However, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve noticed that manuals are getting harder and harder to find on new car lots. There are three key reasons for this:
- Emissions and fuel economy regulations have forced automakers to implement complicated electronic controls that are incompatible with manual transmissions.
- Automatic transmission efficiency has dramatically improved in the last decade or so.
- The operating costs of a modern automatic are lower than ever.
Am I glad to pronounce the death of the manual transmission? Not at all. Yet the fact is, the manual transmission is dead.
Here’s how it happened.
Here at Tundraheadquarters.com we are constantly trying to stamp out misinformation about the origins of the Toyota Tundra including domestic R&D operations, where it is built and where the profits go. Here is a video that explains the Toyota Tundra build process in more detail follwed by an explanation on the domestic impact of the Tundra. (SPOILER ALERT: These are American’s talking about building an American truck.)