Planetary Gearsets: How They Make Automotive Transmissions Possible

Automatic transmissions are comprised of many complex and sophisticated components. By automating the vehicle’s shifting functions, automatic transmissions have streamlined and revolutionized the driving experience. At the core of an automatic transmission are two master gearsets, which are called the planetary gearsets. Inside the housing of a planetary gearset are the planet gears, sun gear, and ring gear. These gears can be positioned into different ratios, with each gear serving as the input, the output, or the stationary gear. As the gears engage and disengage, they create the various levels of power and speed that provide the vehicle with forward momentum.

To learn more about how automatic or manual transmissions work, contact Casey Automotive. Our team of expert mechanics can repair or rebuild your transmission, and we will be happy to tell you more about how this amazing system works. To schedule an appointment at our Streamwood service center, call us at (630) 213-8600. You can also contact us online to learn more about our auto repair services.

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