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New York - Do you skip gears when driving? Is it something you don't do because you think it will damage your manual gearbox? 

Thankfully, Engineering Explained has created a video answering the above questions and putting to rest any myths you may have heard around the topic.

The video caption says: "Ultimately, manual transmissions are designed with flexibility in mind. Inherently they allow for choosing any gear at any time, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should." 

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