Out of all passenger vehicles sold in 2018, only 2% were built with a manual transmission. There are many reasons why the popularity of the manual transmission has dropped to such a low level.
Why is diesel so readily available? Most gas stations have at least one pump available for diesel fuel, sometimes with a diesel option at every single pump. With diesel powered vehicles only making up one percent of new car sales in 2011, it begs the question, who uses diesel? The short answer to that question is semi trucks, industrial agricultural equipment, and some models of passenger vehicles, overwhelmingly from European manufacturers. Diesel engines have long been popular in Europe, so why aren’t they popular in the U.S.?
If we've been servicing your vehicle for very long at all, you've probably noticed we spend a lot of time and energy trying to get you in for oil changes and maintenance services. I'm sure you've noticed the little sticker on the windshield of your car. Then, of course, there is the reminder postcard we send out. That seems to get about half of our clients in about half of the time.