Trans Works Transmission Serving Oshkosh
A transmission is a mechanical device found connected to the engine at the back. Its purpose is to send power to from the vehicle’s engine to the drive wheels. In doing so it acts to regulate the number of revolutions of the crankshaft to ensure the engine’s torque works more effectively.
Common Types of Transmissions
At one time, the most common type available was the manual transmission. Since then, technology has resulted in the invention of various other kinds. Among the most common are:
- Automatic transmission
- Semi automatic transmission
- Continuous variable transmission (CVT)
- TipTronic® gearbox
- Direct shift gearbox (DSG)
Other names for the manual transmission include stick shift, stick, straight drive and standard. In general, a common characteristic is a clutch and movable gear selector – hence the terms “shift” and “stick.” As the word “manual” indicates, the shifting or moving of gears is done manually – by hand.
With an automatic, the driver/operator no longer has to shift the gears. The transmission does so automatically. An automatic transmission (AT) has smoother acceleration with the addition of more gears. Today, automatic transmissions have replaced in some variation or other, the once dominant manual.
Besides automatic transmissions, there are those termed semi-automatics. This type of transmission is also referred to by several names. They include:
- Clutchless manual transmission
- Dual-clutch transmission
- Automated manual transmission
This form of transmission utilizes both the driver and an electronic system to perform gear shifts
Transmission Work in Oshkosh
As technology becomes more sophisticated, the complexity of transmissions will require increased knowledge on how to repair them when something goes wrong. Any transmission repair work will need the professionalism provided by ASE certified technicians. In Oshkosh, you can always turn to Trans Works Transmissions. They have the knowledge and the skill to keep your transmission running smoothly.