Just two decades ago, automatic transmissions only featured three or four speeds. In recent years, automatic transmissions have increased to five or even six speeds.
More speeds in an automatic transmission means increased fuel economy, meaning that eight speeds can only be a good thing. The North American market is about to be populated with vehicles featuring automatic transmissions that have eight separate speeds. The Chrysler transmission factory in Indiana will begin rolling out these automatic transmissions with eight speeds in 2013. They will be fitted for use in cars, trucks and even sport utility vehicles.
Yes, you read that correctly: More SUVs are going to get better gas mileage moving forward! This is especially important in the Pacific Northwest, since driving an SUV is less of a fashion statement and more of a necessity.
General Motors sells automatic transmissions featuring five or six speeds to several vehicle manufacturers. Acura, Audi, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo offer automatic transmissions with five speeds standard on all or most new vehicles. More speeds in an automatic transmission yield better gas mileage because of the ability to control gear shifting and RPMs. While a driver is responsible for this control in a standard transmission, modern automatic transmissions allow you to enjoy improved fuel efficiency while enjoying the convenience of not having to constantly shifting gears while driving. Advanced electronics control these transmissions and make for complex repairs.
Thurston County Transmission has certified technicians that use the latest technology to service these advanced electronics. Our team uses the latest VERUS-PRO diagnostics and information systems, while relying on the the most recent factory software updates. 32 years of experience held by the owner of Thurston County Transmission qualify this garage to work on your automatic transmission, whether it has three speeds or eight. Contact the best transmission team in Olympia team today to learn more about getting the most out of your transmission!