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Quiz: How long do transmissions last?
by Staff
Many different factors affect transmission longevity, including maintenance, lubrication and circumstance. How knowledgeable are you on this topic? Take this quiz and find out!

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Maintenance plays a big role in transmission longevity.
  • Lubrication plays a big role in transmission longevity.
  • both of the above

True or False? Factors affecting transmission longevity are often related to maintenance.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Manual transmissions require more maintenance than automatic transmissions.
  • Manual transmissions require less maintenance than automatic transmissions.
  • Manual transmissions require just as much maintenance as automatic transmissions.

True or False? Manual transmissions shift automatically with the aid of a complex hydraulic circuit that uses fluid and pressure to apply and release clutches based on mechanical, hydraulic and electronic inputs.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which of the following statements is true?

  • An automatic transmission is essentially a small and simple hydraulic circuit.
  • An automatic transmission is essentially a large and complex hydraulic circuit.
  • A clutch is essentially a large and complex hydraulic circuit.

Which scientist defined the primary physical law behind the automatic transmission?

  • Blaise Pascal
  • Albert Einstein
  • Ken Chamberlin

True or False? When it comes to transmission use, severe use is defined as more than 20 percent use in heavy city traffic with ambient temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit (22.2 degrees Celsius).

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Experts recommend changing transmission fluid whenever there is an indication of oxidization.
  • Experts recommend changing transmission fluid whenever there is an indication of contamination.
  • both of the above

True or False? Changing transmission fluid is as simple as changing engine oil.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

True or False? A car must be running in order to check the level of transmission fluid.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE