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How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

You know the difference between a manual transmission and an automatic transmission. The manual transmission you have to shift yourself, and the automatic is…well, automatic. Then the dual clutch transmission (DCT) was introduced and confused everything. How does a dual clutch transmission work?

What is a Dual Clutch Transmission?

It’s a gearbox that creates faster shift times for better acceleration without lag between gears. There’s no clutch pedal to operate – it’s all internal in the transmission. Two clutches operate alternating gears so the next one up or down is always ready to go. For example, one operates first, third, fifth, seventh and reverse gears while the other operates second, fourth, sixth, and eighth gears.

How Does a Dual Clutch Transmission Work?

The driver can choose to shift the transmission manually without a clutch pedal or let the car shift on its own in automatic mode. Because the next gear is ready to go with the other clutch, the shifts are faster, crisper and allow for better performance.

Inside the transmission, hydraulic fluid pressure is directed through channels in the valve body thanks to solenoids. A dual clutch transmission works closely with electronic systems to provide the best performance and reliable operation for the driver.

Is a Dual Clutch Transmission Better?

Dual Clutch systems are a different way of harnessing the engine’s power. Manual transmissions are a great choice for those who love a sporty connection with their car. Automatic transmissions are amazing for their convenience and simple operation. Dual-clutch systems are the best of both worlds.

If the driver wants a sporty experience in their car, the clutchless manual operation provides that option. If the driver wants a straightforward drive, the Dual Clutch transmission allows for that as well.

It’s all in the driver’s preference. However, when you drive a sporty vehicle like an Acura, DCT systems are great to have! It’s the best way to harness your car’s potential, which is why models like the ILX and TLX are equipped with them.

 

Want to feel the difference a Dual Clutch Transmission makes? Visit Jay Wolfe Acura in Kansas City to check out Acura models with DCT. But do so at your own risk — you’re going to love it.

What Does Collision Mitigation Braking System Mean For ME?

What Does Collision Mitigation Braking System Mean For ME?

Sometimes, you just don’t see it coming. You can get distracted by a cell phone ringing, backseat passengers, or unusual goings-on outside your car. And with most cars, it would be too late to do anything about it. You’re in an accident, risking injuries and damage that could easily have been avoided. That’s why Collision…

What is Variable Cylinder Management in My Acura?

What is Variable Cylinder Management in My Acura?

You don’t want to spend more money on fuel than you have to, and Acura understands. So picture this: you accelerate from a stop with a little extra spirit than necessary and your Acura’s engine happily obliges with a hearty effort. But once you get to your cruising speed, you don’t need as much power…

What Makes the Acura RDX So Special?

What Makes the Acura RDX So Special?

The Acura RDX is in its second generation now, originally introduced in the 2007 model year. That first RDX was great, and made a huge splash in the luxury crossover SUV segment. But the second-gen RDX? No that’s a marvel of the automotive market.   What is it that makes the Acura RDX so special?…

How Does Adaptive Cruise Control Work?

How Does Adaptive Cruise Control Work?

It’s been decades since Acura first introduced cruise control on their vehicles. Its widespread popularity meant virtually every Acura model since then has had cruise control. It simplifies the mundane part of driving — the constant rate of speed for long periods of time. More recently, it’s been upgraded to Adaptive Cruise Control. But what…

I’m Always Hearing About Powertrain – What Does it Mean?

I’m Always Hearing About Powertrain – What Does it Mean?

Whether you drive an SUV like the Acura MDX or RDX or a passenger car like the Acura ILX or RLX, you’re going to come across one term that can be confusing: powertrain. You may be one of the many who don’t understand what the powertrain really is or why it’s important to know. What…

How to Pair Your iPhone to Your Acura Bluetooth

How to Pair Your iPhone to Your Acura Bluetooth

Smartphones are all the rage today. Nearly everyone has one. They keep us in constant communication with the outside world, often without actually talking to other people. Text and email as well as our good friend SIRI are more common uses for smartphones than phone calls, although voice calls still happen once in awhile. That’s…

Do I Need An Extended Warranty for my Acura?

Do I Need An Extended Warranty for my Acura?

It’s a common question that we get asked regularly: “Why do I need an extended warranty on my Acura?” Here’s the answer: we hope you don’t need it. You won’t find a better car for the price. Acura cars and SUVS from the ILX to the RLX and MDX are highly rated, well-built, and dependable…

What is my Tire Pressure Monitor All About?

What is my Tire Pressure Monitor All About?

Vehicle problems always come at the most inopportune times. When you’re commuting to work, on a road trip, or just running behind getting the kids in the car on the way to school. That’s when you find the oil leak, the car won’t start, or you have a flat tire. And that’s precisely why tire…

Tips for Caring for Your New Acura

Tips for Caring for Your New Acura

2016 Acura You’ve just bought a new, 2016 Acura. It’s a great investment that will do much more than get you from point A to point B. If you take good care of your Acura, it can serve you in good stead for ages. But how do you take care of it? How do you…


 
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