CVT – Continuously Variable Transmission

Misconceptions about CVTs

At Eagle Transmission, we often have customers arrive at the shop due to concerns about their CVTs, or continuously variable transmissions. There is a lot of confusion about these unique transmissions. The following information is sure to clear a lot of that up for you.

Strange Sounds and Feel

Due to the way in which they operate, CVTs sound a lot different than traditional automatic and manual transmissions. In fact, the sounds that they make sound eerily similar to the noises a transmission makes when its clutch is slipping or when it is sliding. When you put the pedal to the metal on a car that has a CVT, it isn't going to lurch forward dramatically. Instead, it will steadily and rapidly accelerate.

CVTs are Growing More Popular

As more people gain experience with CVTs, they are becoming more popular. Early concerns about their horsepower capabilities have largely been addressed. In fact, the Nissan Maxima, which produces 290 hp, has a CVT. Nissan is reportedly quite satisfied with the CVTs that are used in its vehicles.

If you have concerns about the CVT on your vehicle, contact Eagle Transmission right away.