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Coming Through in the Clutch!

Certainly the biggest news involving automatic transmission has revolved around the "double-clutch" transmission, which combines the advantages of a manual shifter with the qualities of an automatic transmission. Used in race cars for years, this technology is now becoming increasingly available on mass-production vehicles. Essentially, the system is guided by sophisticated electronics and hydraulics utilizing two independently operated clutches (one for the odd gears and one for the even gears) but no clutch pedal. This arrangement allows power to flow uninterrupted from the engine to the transmission. The lightning-fast gear changes of a double-clutch transmission cannot be matched by a manual transmission. For drivers, this means seamless gear changes that are as energy-efficient as they are smooth and comfortable.

Of course, whether your car sports an automatic, a manual, or a double-clutch transmission, you want to make sure it stays running in peak condition. Our ASE Master-certified technicians provide the regular preventive maintenance that your transmission needs to keep running smoothly, cleanly, and efficiently. We can also catch small problems before they require a whole new transmission, which will save you time, money and aggravation. Visit us today at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake or call 952-473-4848 to make an appointment.

Hint: Instead of a torque converter, which regular automatic transmissions use to transfer engine torque from the engine to the transmission, double-clutch transmissions utilize multi-place clutches.