5 Don'ts of a Dual-Clutch Transmission

Acura has created the industry's first 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with torque converter that comes standard on every Acura ILX. This advanced transmission makes for quick gear shifting and smooth transitions of gears as your increase or decrease speed.

The dual-clutch transmission is a smart system designed to keep you from being able to harm it, still there are a few things that you should avoid to keep your transmission from pre-maturely wearing out.

  • Don't put your transmission in neutral when you come to a stop, there is no need for this.
  • Don't take your foot off the brake when you're on an incline, the clutch may attempt to hold the vehicle and cause excessive heating.
  • Try not to inch forward in a dual-clutch vehicle, this is not allowing the clutch to fully engage causing the clutch to heat up and wear faster.
  • Don't upshift while braking or downshift while accelerating, these practices can cause shift delays.
  • If you're launching the vehicle don't hold the brake and throttle long. Generally launching is bad practice for vehicle longevity.

If you're having issues with your dual-clutch vehicle bring it into our service center in Alhambra, CA for an inspection.

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