5 Big No's of a Dual-Clutch Transmission

The 2017 Acura ILX compact luxury vehicle sports an industry-first 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission standard. This transmission has a torque converter delivers lightning-fast shifting and gives smooth response.

This transmission is impressive on mountain or curved roads while using the paddle shifters to control engine speed. To keep your transmission working like the impressive piece of engineering it is, try your best to avoid the following driving practices.

  • Putting your vehicle in neutral when you're at a stop, this is falsely claimed to hurt your transmission.
  • Taking your foot off the brake on a hill, the clutch will attempt to hold the vehicle and this causes premature wear.
  • Inching forward, this does not allow the clutch to engage fully, causing the clutch to get excessively hot and speed up wearing.
  • Upshifting while braking or downshifting while accelerating, shifting in this manner can cause shift delays.
  • When launching your vehicle make sure to not keep your brake and gas applied for long. Generally avoid launching as it is bad for your vehicle.

If you have been seeing your dual-clutch transmission not performing as well as it should be, bring your Acura into our service center for an inspection at our Temecula, CA location.

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