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Your transmission is one of the most complex and important pieces of machinery inside your vehicle. It’s what transfers the power from your engine, into the torque, that spins your wheels. Whether you drive an automatic or manual, regular transmission inspections are vital to the health and longevity of your vehicle–that’s why many vehicle manufacturers recommend a regularly scheduled transmission service.
Your vehicle’s transmission is a complex system of gears powered by the engine’s flywheel. The transmission basically moves between gear sets to either increase or decrease the torque and speed output on your wheels. This change between gear sets is known as “shifting gears”. On an automatic transmission, this action is performed without direct input from the driver, thanks to the torque converter. On a manual transmission, the driver must use a clutch when shifting gears. There are even other types of transmissions such as continuously variable transmission (CVTs), automated manuals, and more.
The transmission system is essential to a functional vehicle. Without it, you simply can’t go anywhere. Yet roadside breakdowns due to transmission trouble happen more often than you may think. In general, automatic transmission repairs are more complicated, as they involve more intricate parts than manual transmissions.
Help avoid having to repair or replace your transmission by getting routine transmission fluid exchanges from Precision Auto Sales & Services! Clean transmission fluid is necessary for both manual and automatic transmissions, as it both cools and lubricates the interlocking gears for seamless gear shifting. In automatic transmissions, transmission fluid serves the added purpose of using hydraulic pressure to shift the gears automatically.