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Posted: 10/14/2022

How to Keep a CVT in Good Working Order

If you're like most people, you probably know very little about how a CVT transmission works. You may have heard of it, but don't really know what it is. In this blog post, we will discuss how the CVT transmission works and how to keep it in good working condition.            

What is a CVT?

A CVT, or continuously variable transmission, is the newest type of transmission on the market. Unlike a manual or automatic transmission, which have set gears that the vehicle shifts between, a CVT has no gears. Instead, it uses two pulleys connected by a belt or chain to provide an infinite number of gear ratios. This allows the engine to always operate at its optimal RPM, which results in better fuel economy and performance.

What Are the Parts of a CVT?

If you're interested in learning more about how a CVT transmission works, here is a brief overview of the parts that make up this type of transmission.

- Pulleys: The pulleys are the main components of the CVT. They are what provide the infinite number of gear ratios that allow the engine to always operate at its optimal RPM.

- Belt or chain: The belt or chain is what connects the two pulleys together. It is important to make sure that this component is in good condition and properly tensioned.

- Transmission fluid: The transmission fluid helps to keep the CVT cool and lubricated. It is important to check the level of transmission fluid regularly and to change it according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

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How do you keep a CVT in good working condition?

Just like any other type of transmission, it is important to have the CVT checked and serviced regularly by a qualified technician. In addition, there are a few things that you can do to help keep your CVT in good working condition.

- Avoid sudden starts and stops. Sudden acceleration and braking can put unnecessary stress on the transmission and decrease its lifespan.

- Don't overload your vehicle. Overloading your vehicle can cause damage to the transmission.

- Drive smoothly. Aggressive driving, such as hard acceleration and braking, can also cause damage to the transmission.

By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your CVT transmission lasts for many years to come. If you have any questions about your CVT transmission or how to keep it in good working condition, be sure to ask a qualified technician. They will be able to help you keep your CVT in top condition.

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