How do automatic cars work?

Answer An automatic car works by using an automatic transmission coupled to a torque converter. The transmission shifts based on the speed of the vehicle by using electronic and hydraulic systems. Some au... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How do automatic cars work

Why do most people prefer to drive stick shift cars rather than automatic cars Are stick shifts better?

I thought most people prefer automatics. But sticks are more fun and keep you busy.

My cars an automatic?

Yeah , my watch is the same , it doesn't tell the time , i have to keep looking at it !!

Are automatic cars more expensive?

As a general rule, you should always expect to pay a few hundred dollars more for an automatic transmission. For example, a comparably equipped 2010 Honda Accord LX Sedan costs $21,055 with a manua... Read More »

Do automatic cars have clutches?

Vehicles with automatic transmissions do not have clutches. In an automatic transmission, a torque converter replaces the mechanical clutch used in a manual transmission. Through a process of fluid... Read More »