Skip to main content

Automatic Transmission


Automatic Transmission is a transmission that automatically shifts gears with no driver input other than input from the gas pedal. Utilizes a torque converter, planetary gearset, and clutches or bands that automatically change the gears oTransmission is a transmission that automatically shifts gears with no driver input other than input from the gas pedal. Utilizes a torque converter, planetary gearset, and clutches or bands that automatically change the gears of a vehicle.

The automatic transmission uses a hydraulic system to shift the gears and transmit power automatically. The transmission shifts into higher gears as the car's speed increases and then shifts to lower gears when climbing hills. Simply pushing down on the accelerator pedal controls the speed of the vehicle. The advantage is easier driving, but with most automatics, there is a loss in ftransmission uses a hydraulic system to shift the gears and transmit power automatically. The transmission shifts into higher gears as the car's speed increases and then shifts to lower gears when climbing hills. Simply pushing down on the accelerator pedal controls the speed of the vehicle. The advantage is easier driving, but with most automatics, there is a loss in fuel economy.