European Vehicle Transmissions
If you own a European car, the transmission design and parts are not the same as those found on the average American-made automobile. The technicians who work on European autos require specialized training from the manufacturer. To get the best service on these complicated transmission systems, you will need to rely on a mechanic or service center that specializes in the particular make or model of vehicle you own.
European cars and vehicles have always been known for their craftsmanship. The vehicles of today not only have a complex transmission, but also have a complex computer controlled systems that are just as important. Most cars and trucks have an adaptive shift strategies control system that must be reset.
It does matter who rebuilds or fixes your vehicle. Almost all late model European Transmissions use an adaptive learn computer system. These systems monitor the vehicle and transmission as well as the driving characteristics of the driver. It makes minute adjustments to compensate for wear and driving habits. A minor glitch or sensor can cause a major problem, also once a repair is made the computers must be reset. The Dealer also has the diagnostic equipment to preform these repairs, unfortunately they do not have the access to updated parts or common fixes for known failures. Call us for a Free inspection.
Here are some of the differences you may not be aware of:
Mercedes transmissions are different from most other cars in several respects. Most Mercedes have a winter mode feature that causes the car to start out in second gear when moving from a resting position to get free of any accumulated snow or ice.
Mercedes also have a unique semi-automatic transmission that bridges the gap between manual and automatic systems and allows the driver to make gear selections as with a manual transmission for smoother starting and stopping without stalling. And while most transmissions have five speeds, many Mercedes’ models have up to seven speeds for added control and handling.
Audis feature a continuously variable-multitronic transmission that gives better acceleration and makes their cars more fuel efficient and comfortable to drive. Audi’s modifications include a link-plate chain that does a better job handling the torque produced by their 6-cylinder engines. Audis with multitronic and continuously variable transmissions can handle as much as 290 horsepower.
The hydraulic system in the Audi CVT transmission has a low pressure circuit for cooling and a high pressure circuit for ratio adjustments, which results in quicker response to the control system while at the same time decreasing the power drain on the hydraulic pump.
At Denver Transmission we can service and repair these and other European car transmissions including Volkswagen, Saab, Volvo and BMW. Our small shop means lower overhead and lower prices We also offer free estimates and towing.