How a Transmission Works in Your Vehicle

The transmission is an engine component that transfers power from the vehicle's engine to the axles, which in turn then move the wheels. The gear ratio decides the amount of power the wheels receive. For instance, lower gears provide less speed but more power and higher gears provide more speed and less power. In manual transmissions, drivers move the gears themselves, but in automatic transmissions, the gears are moved for you.

Today's vehicles are mostly automatic transmissions, but all transmissions require regular maintenance. Automatic transmissions use a special fluid called ATF to lubricate and cool the transmission, and this fluid can degrade over time. Manual transmission fluids also need to be replaced periodically. Regular maintenance as set by the manufacturer's schedule is important to keep the transmission running smoothly.

If you need your transmission serviced, come in to Pantili Hyundai in Princeton, WV for a transmission check. We will thoroughly inspect the transmission and change the transmission fluid for you.

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