When it comes to the environmental impact of cars, the type of transmission can play a significant role. In this blog, we will explore the environmental impact of automatic and Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) and how they compare.
Automatic Transmissions and the Environment
Traditional automatic transmissions are known for their smooth shifting and easy drivability. However, they are also known for their impact on the environment. Automatic transmissions typically have a fixed number of gears, which means the engine is not always operating in its most efficient range. This can result in increased fuel consumption and emissions.
Additionally, automatic transmissions are typically heavier and more complex than other types of transmissions, which can increase the weight of the vehicle and reduce fuel efficiency. This can result in more greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to climate change.
CVT Transmissions and the Environment
In recent years, CVT transmissions have become more popular due to their ability to improve fuel efficiency. CVT transmissions can adjust the gear ratio to match driving conditions, which keeps the engine in its most efficient range. This can result in up to 10% better fuel economy compared to traditional automatic transmissions.
CVT transmissions are also lighter and more compact than traditional automatic transmissions, which can reduce the weight of the vehicle and improve fuel efficiency. This can result in lower greenhouse gas emissions and a reduced impact on the environment.
The Environmental Impact of Transmission Maintenance
Another factor to consider when it comes to the environmental impact of transmissions is maintenance. Regular maintenance can help ensure that a transmission is operating efficiently and reducing its impact on the environment. This includes changing the transmission fluid on a regular basis, ensuring proper alignment and tyre pressure, and replacing worn parts.
However, transmission maintenance can also have an environmental impact. Used transmission fluid is considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This can include recycling or disposal at a hazardous waste facility. Additionally, replacing worn transmission parts can create waste that must be disposed of properly.
Coastwide’s Commitment to the Environment
At Coastwide, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment. We offer a range of transmission services, including maintenance, repair, and replacement, and we use environmentally-friendly products whenever possible. We also ensure that all hazardous waste is disposed of properly to minimise our impact on the environment.
If you are concerned about the environmental impact of your vehicle’s transmission, contact Coastwide today to schedule a maintenance appointment. Our experienced mechanics can help ensure that your transmission is operating efficiently and minimising its impact on the environment.
Email or call us on 07 5527 8698 or 0430 460 267 and we’d be happy to answer all your questions and book a service. Looking after customers throughout the Gold Coast, you can come to us or our mobile service team can come to you.