A windshield is prone to cracks and chips, and it can break if something strikes it too hard. A lot of times, windshields break because of large objects that fly at them while people are driving. If this happens to you and leaves your windshield broken, you will have to get it fixed right away. If you have the right type of auto insurance coverage, you may end up in a position where you do not have to pay for the full price of services.
Driving a car or truck with a manual transmission has many benefits. Manual transmissions typically offer better gas mileage, require less maintenance and fewer transmission repairs and give you greater control over the vehicle. Most stick-shift drivers can agree upon those things. Surprisingly, one hotly debated topic among those with manual vehicles is downshifting, also known as engine braking. Does it do more harm than good? Should you avoid downshifting whenever possible?