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With the goal of better fuel mileage, auto manufacturers are introducing more autos with "continuously variable transmissions" (CVTs). In contrast to an automatic transmission, which has a set number of gear ratios, CVTs generally utilize a pair of variable-diameter pulleys (shaped like a pair of opposing cones) with a chain or metal belt running between them. With one pulley connected to the engine and the other connected to the drive wheels, the changing diameters of the movable pulleys seamlessly vary the transmission's ratio. Cars utilizing CVTs make no discernible sounds, as the CVT raises and lowers engine speed as needed. However, it is important to note that CVTs require special transmission fluids, and nothing else should ever be used.

Clearly, a CVT is a powerful and complex system that's vital to your car and requires both thoughtful maintenance and experienced technicians to keep it in good repair. Our ASE-certified technicians will provide the regularly scheduled maintenance that will keep your CVT running and shifting smoothly. And if something does go wrong, we have the knowledge and experience to fix it right the first time we look at it.

Call 952-473-4848 today for an appointment. You can also visit us today at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.Visit our web site at www. chunksautomotiveservice.com for a chance to win free gas!

HINT: While the belts used on some continuously variable transmissions have a well established record for durability, chains provide more torque.