The gear shift within a vehicle is likely the most commonly known part of the transmission. Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, Low (P-R-N-D-L) are the selections that we have all learned how to use as drivers, which are directly connected to the transmission. These gear options are found in an automatic transmission, which is the most common type in the United States.
However, other forms of transmissions are available in passenger cars and trucks, such as a manual transmission. This option allows the driver to do the shifting themselves, rather than the system performing the shifts automatically. A manual transmission is particularly desired by drivers who command an enthusiast persona or are simply wanting to preserve fuel.
Another type is a CVT, or Continuously Variable Transmission, which technically does not have gears at all; rather, it’s like having one magical gear that’s variable across all driving situations. This transmission allows for maximum efficiency or performance, depending on how the CVT is applied to the vehicle’s mechanics. Regardless of the type of transmission your vehicle uses, if you want seamless shifting on every trip you take, look no further than Garber Buick Company for transmission service.