What is the Benefit of a CVT Transmission?

What is a CVT?

Are There Benefits? 

Short for continuously variable transmission, a CVT makes the driving experience smooth and easy as it seamlessly shifts from gear to gear. What makes it special is that, unlike a traditional transmission system that has a fixed number of gears, the CVT has an almost limitless number of gear ratios to transition to. The result is the perfect gear ratio for the specific situation you’re in, maximizing your car’s performance, boosting acceleration, and improving fuel efficiency.

Although almost every manufacturer produces a vehicle with the CVT, that wasn’t the case a few decades ago. It wasn’t until the 1980s where the CVT became a big fixture in the auto manufacturing world (thanks, Subaru). But, that’s not even when it was first created. Although it was garnering attention in the 1910s, the very first designed CVT was in 1490 by Leonardo Da Vinci (yes, my jaw dropped too). Can you imagine just how far along the auto industry would be if this was implemented, even if it was created within the limitations that the period presented? 

So, with all that said, what exactly can you get from a CVT? What benefits can you get? Well, there’s two that come to mind:

  • Better fuel efficiency: because the CVT is always optimizing the gears based on your situation, your vehicle will see a big uptick in fuel efficiency. With this system, you’ll drive longer in between gas pump visits.
  • Easy, simple gear shifts: say goodbye to hard shifts! With a CVT, you’ll be able to smoothly transition from one gear to the next, all while barely noticing the transition. You can bet your drives will be a lot smoother with this system in place.

If you’re a proud owner of a CVT vehicle, what do you love about the system? If you’re a prospective buyer, what gets you excited about the CVT? Share your comments below! And if your CVT needs repair or maintenance, let the Transmission Technicians in North Massapequa, New York, help you. Our team has extensive knowledge of this revolutionary system and can perform the services you need with the quality and care you expect. 

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