Preston Hyundai
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What Is DCT?

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Here at Preston Hyundai, your local Hyundai MD dealer, we want our customers to have the information that you need about the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) for their Hyundai in Preston. Taking the place of an automatic transmission, the DCT essentially is two gearboxes —  controlled by computers, solenoids and hydraulics — which each handle the different gear sets in your Hyundai so that your transmission never detaches from your engine. As a result of using a DCT, you will notice much smoother and quicker gear shifts and an improved fuel economy for your Hyundai in Preston. Check out some of the facts that our staff at Preston Hyundai have complied on the DCT and its unique characteristics, so that you know exactly what to do when you get in the driver’s seat of your Hyundai:

What You Need To Know About Your DCT

• You might hear clicking noises when you turn your ignition on and off, or when you shift your Hyundai in Preston into Drive or Reverse. This is a normal occurrence for the Dual Clutch Transmission.

• Your DCT uses two clutches which are controlled by electric clutch activators. These clutches are moved by a high-speed reversible motor. You might hear a slight hum as the motor works, which is normal for the DCT.

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• Your DCT also features Hillstart Assist Control, which is there to help you when you encounter a steep incline. If you remove your foot from the brake pedal, your Hyundai in Preston will remain where it is for about two seconds and prevent your vehicle from rolling backwards. If you push down on the accelerator pedal during this two-second interval, your Hyundai then will accelerate. Waiting more than two seconds will activate “creep mode” and may cause you to start rolling backward. This could potentially damage your clutch, so remember to always use the foot brake to hold your Hyundai in place until you are ready to leave the hill.

• When your DCT is operating in Drive, you will see an indicator lamp in the center of your instrument cluster along the dashboard that displays your gear shift position. This display will blink if your clutch is overheated. The clutch automatically is released to prevent damage. When that happens, apply the foot brake to your Hyundai in Preston and wait a few minutes before driving again. Ignoring these warnings can lead to transmission damage.

Our staff at Preston Hyundai, your local Hyundai MD dealer, encourages our customers to contact us with any questions they have about their DCT or schedule a service appointment to have it looked over by our factory-trained service technicians. Visit us today!


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