Hello visitors! In today’s post I will try to explain as clearly as possible the difference between automatic and automated transmission. What many smart sellers from dealerships and agencies say is the same thing (which is not true) just to try to stick a dubious product in the poor uninformed consumer.
It is a type of transmission that is totally different from the manual exchange system that works with gears of different sizes and engaged individually, in the automatic transmission the planetary gear system is used, they have different sizes, but all of them are always engaged to each other, the ratio of force is given according to the internal pressure of the oil and the order that these gears are connected. This system is known to be robust and reliable, in addition to providing a smooth gear shift virtually imperceptible. Its old design dates back to 1938 and has been improved and improved for decades. Learn more here.
Internally it is basically a normal manual gearbox like any other, only operated by a robot that in turn is commanded by a computer that controls beyond gear shifts also the clutch drive or clutch assembly at the correct time, thus making gear changes fully automatic. It is a newer technology and still has much to mature in terms of durability, because mechanical failures happen much more often than in the real automatic model. -ERR:REF-NOT-FOUND-Learn more here.
In short, it is very important to pay close attention before purchasing a new or semi new car with automatic transmission because there are many vendors and agencies out there that sell the two thinking they are the same. Only what do not explain is that the automated exchange suffers premature wear sometimes even by design failures, and do not last a satisfactory time presenting with time, failures and defects whose solutions can come out for a price well beyond salty.