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Apr
23

What Transmissions Do, and When They Need Repair

Bill Bernick - 2014

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Transmission Repair in Lewisville TX

Auto repair shops in Lewisville TX and all over the country specialize in different components of auto repair. We cater to any issues your vehicle may have and guarantee the most thorough, honest work for the best price possible. Among the many specialized repair work we do is transmission repair. Let’s take a simple look at what exactly a transmission does and how it works.

In the simplest of terms, the job of the transmission is to change the speed ratio between the engine and the wheels of an automobile. Without a transmission, cars would only have one gear – the gear that would allow the car to travel at the desired top speed. It uses a range of gears, from low to high, to make more effective use of the engine’s torque as driving conditions change. The gears can be engaged manually or automatically. You can envision the purpose of a transmission easily with a bike. It is much harder to climb a hill in a high gear, and it is not effective to start moving in a low gear. Transmissions adapt the output of the internal combustion engine in a vehicle to the drive wheels. When the transmission reduces the higher engine speed to the slower wheel speed, the torque is increased.

In motor vehicles, the transmission is connected to the engine crankshaft via a flywheel and/or clutch and/or fluid coupling, partly because internal combustion engines cannot run below a particular speed. The output of the transmission is transmitted via driveshaft to one or more differentials, which in turn, drive the wheels.

The simplest transmissions are often called gearboxes and provide gear reduction, sometimes in conjunction with a right-angle change in direction of the shaft, like in helicopters. Also in wind turbines, the gearbox converts the slow, high-torque rotation of the turbine into much faster rotation of the electrical generator. One thing is in common on these simple transmissions though, the gear ratio cannot be changed during use. It is fixed at the time the transmission is constructed. There is a newer technology that overcomes this issue that we do not have time to explore, called CVT, or continuously variable transmission.

If your vehicle has started showing signs of wear and tear and possibly needs transmission repair, call us in Lewisville TX to get it looked at.

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Fifth Gear Automotive
1975 Archer Way
Lewisville TX, 75077
972-317-4005

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Fifth Gear Automotive specializes in auto Service and auto repair. We service all makes and models-both domestic and import. We specialize in German auto repair including BMW, VW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi. We support all other domestic and European brands including Volvo, Saab, Jaguar, Land Rover and most other popular European marques. Stop by our Auto Repair Lewisville TX today!

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