We present a list of four common mistakes made by motorists that can “kill” an automatic transmission, that is, break it.Let’s make a note that the material concerns the classical hydro-mechanical “automatics”, because the correct operation of robotized transmissions and variators are topics for separate articles. The “fastest way to kill” an automatic transmission is […]
You are driving down the road when suddenly a light starts flashing on the dashboard. And now the car is barely accelerating; the transmission seems to wind up in high gear and won’t shift. Oh no! You’ll need a new gearbox! No, probably not. These conditions usually indicate a computer system problem rather than a […]
You have started to notice that your transmission sometimes shifts a little late, or that it occasionally misses a gear completely. But it’s not constant, it’s fine for a week, but only when you’re in a hurry or need to go somewhere urgent are problems. Straight away you get under the bonnet, check the gear […]
The classic automatic, variator and even dual-clutch robotised gearboxes have long since ceased to be a gimmick and a “bogeyman” for motorists. But not everyone knows how to provide transmission with maximum durability. We tell you.