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The Central Automotive Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of MEMPHIS drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in MEMPHIS. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff like that. Think of your legs as the engine – there's an ideal speed you can pedal and you change gears to leverage the work you're doing.Lower gears for power on hills or for starting out. Higher gears for more speed. That's what the automatic transmission does – it automatically starts in lower gears and shifts up to higher gears to go faster on TN roads. And it automatically shifts back down to climb MEMPHIS hills, pass or start up again.Vehicle automatic transmissions have certainly gotten more sophisticated in recent years. They have more speeds than before: the base is four speeds, five is very common. At Central Automotive, we ... read more

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