Types of Transmissions
Automatic transmission is a commonly known transmission that does not involve stick shift or clutch, but involves a torque convertor, clutches and planetary gearset that allows the car to shift between gears automatically.
Manual transmission (Also known as stick shift) is where the driver uses a movable gear selector and a driver-operated clutch to shift between gears when driving.
Automated manual transmission
Fairly like a manual transmission where an automated manual transmission involves a mechanical clutch but, in this instance, the driver does not control the clutch from the clutch pedal as it is automated via electronic, hydraulic, or pneumatic controls.
Continuously variable transmission
This type of transmission uses pulleys, sensors, and belts to maintain a steady acceleration without having the need to pause between gear changes. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) can increase efficiency and gas mileage.
Common Signs to have your transmission checked
Listed below are some of the common problems that clutches face:
- Burning smell
- Transmission fluid leak
- Car has no power
- Transmission will not stay in gear
- Delayed shifts between gears
- Humming or buzzing noise
- Gears grind when shifting (Manual transmissions)