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Auto transmissions were invented in the late 19th century. As vehicles developed, and speed became an issue to auto manufacturers and owners, engine-to-wheel efficiency was a concern. It was also the impetus behind incredible evolutions in how society thought about vehicles. Manual and automatic transmission types literally launched the modern era of automotive manufacturing.

When a vehicle increases and decreases speeds, the parts connecting the engine to the wheels on the road need to work in perfect concert. There are many types of vehicle transmissions and transmission repair needs.

  1. Manual - A system of interlocking gears engage and disengage to accommodate changes in speed.
  2. Synchromesh - This is a manual transmission where all front gears are held in mesh, which provides very smooth shifting.
  3. Automatic - Instead of interlocking gears, automatic transmissions use torque-converters and hydraulic fluids to transfer power from the engine. 
  4. Manumatic - This is an automatic transmission with an optional manual train.
  5. Continuously Variable - This is a type of transmission that uses a belt to regulate any power ratio instead of tiered gears.
  6. Sequential Manual Gearbox - This is a computer-controlled racing transmission that operates on driver automatic and manual prompts. This type also requires a specialized transmission repair protocol.
  7. Dual Clutch - Instead of a single clutch, this transmission type uses two clutches to control odd and even numbered gears, without loss of power to the wheels.

Overwhelmingly, the two most available transmissions in passenger vehicles is manual, invented in the waning years of the 19th century, and automatic, invented in 1939. Many people believe that the automatic transmission is a relatively new addition to vehicle manufacturing because it is very useful in modern cars that have on-board computers. In fact, both types have been available since the WWII era, but not until the past few decades have automatics been widely used in extremely affordable models.

What people should understand most about a vehicle's transmission is that its performance influences the entire vehicle. The slightest compromise in transmission operations can cause a cascade of problems. Transmission technology has evolved immensely. No matter the type, they are designed to last the lifespan of the vehicle. That is, if regular service checks are performed. If a transmission problem is left unattended, it can result in extremely costly major repairs. Fortunately, regular surveys by qualified transmission service technicians will keep them in pristine operating order.

Transmission service usually includes replaces old hydraulic fluids with new volumes. This ensures energy and heat regulation, proper clutch holding power, and flushes metal particulates. Transmission service should be paired with oil changes, radiator checks, and any computer diagnostics.

For answers to your questions about transmission repair options, contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about our transmission service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto repair shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

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Being more familiar about different types of transmissions will help you know the type of transmission service or repair needed for your vehicle
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2017

Auto transmissions were invented in the late 19th century. As vehicles developed, and speed became an issue to auto manufacturers and owners, engine-to-wheel efficiency was a concern. It was also the impetus behind incredible evolutions in how society thought about vehicles. Manual and automatic transmission types literally launched the modern era of automotive manufacturing.

When a vehicle increases and decreases speeds, the parts connecting the engine to the wheels on the road need to work in perfect concert. There are many types of vehicle transmissions and transmission repair needs.

  1. Manual - A system of interlocking gears engage and disengage to accommodate changes in speed.
  2. Synchromesh - This is a manual transmission where all front gears are held in mesh, which provides very smooth shifting.
  3. Automatic - Instead of interlocking gears, automatic transmissions use torque-converters and hydraulic fluids to transfer power from the engine. 
  4. Manumatic - This is an automatic transmission with an optional manual train.
  5. Continuously Variable - This is a type of transmission that uses a belt to regulate any power ratio instead of tiered gears.
  6. Sequential Manual Gearbox - This is a computer-controlled racing transmission that operates on driver automatic and manual prompts. This type also requires a specialized transmission repair protocol.
  7. Dual Clutch - Instead of a single clutch, this transmission type uses two clutches to control odd and even numbered gears, without loss of power to the wheels.

Overwhelmingly, the two most available transmissions in passenger vehicles is manual, invented in the waning years of the 19th century, and automatic, invented in 1939. Many people believe that the automatic transmission is a relatively new addition to vehicle manufacturing because it is very useful in modern cars that have on-board computers. In fact, both types have been available since the WWII era, but not until the past few decades have automatics been widely used in extremely affordable models.

What people should understand most about a vehicle's transmission is that its performance influences the entire vehicle. The slightest compromise in transmission operations can cause a cascade of problems. Transmission technology has evolved immensely. No matter the type, they are designed to last the lifespan of the vehicle. That is, if regular service checks are performed. If a transmission problem is left unattended, it can result in extremely costly major repairs. Fortunately, regular surveys by qualified transmission service technicians will keep them in pristine operating order.

Transmission service usually includes replaces old hydraulic fluids with new volumes. This ensures energy and heat regulation, proper clutch holding power, and flushes metal particulates. Transmission service should be paired with oil changes, radiator checks, and any computer diagnostics.

For answers to your questions about transmission repair options, contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about our transmission service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto repair shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

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