Slipping, flaring, dragging or labouring? Has it got a loss of drive? Does it need to have the gearbox oil renew or replaced? Pentagon Motorist Centre in Chatham Medway can diagnose a faulty gearbox
An automatic gearbox, self-shifting gearbox or A/T is a type of motor vehicle transmission that can automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually.
The most popular form found in vehicles is the hydraulic automatic transmission. This system uses a fluid in place of a friction clutch and changes gear by locking and unlocking a system of planetary gears.
In contrast to conventional automatic transmissions, continuously variable transmission CVT, uses a belt or other torque transmission scheme to allow an “infinite” number of gear ratios instead of a fixed number of gear ratios.
A semi-automatic has a clutch like a manual transmission, but the clutch is controlled through electro hydraulic means. Manumatics such as Tiptronic often use paddle shifters that change gear manually for the driver without having to move the gear stick.
The most common problem with automatic gearboxes is when gear changes are labouring or dragging. If there is a loss of drive some people describe this as slipping or flaring and the most common reason is due to low oil.
A semi-automatic gearbox still has a clutch so the most common problem when these gearboxes become faulty is due to the clutch being worn out and needing to be renewed. Many people are unaware that holding a semi-automatic in gear on a hill is slipping the clutch and is causing undue wear.
We at Pentagon Motorist Centre in Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality replacement services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.
On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.
So if your vehicle’s automatic gearbox is faulty and has a problem. If it appears to be labouring, flaring or appears to be dragging. If your gearbox has oil loss or it has lost drive it may just simply need your gearbox oil renewed or replaced. Come to Pentagon Motorist Centre in Chatham we are close to both Gillingham and Rochester in Medway making us the idea garage for shoppers and commuters.
With two bays we are one of the largest testing stations in Medway. Use our booking request form to book your MOT and one of our team will get back to you to confirm.
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