Five Bad Habits That Will Destroy Your Dual-Clutch Transmission

If you want your dual-clutch to last, don't make these mistakes.


In automatic mode, a dual-clutch transmission drives a lot like a traditional torque converter automatic. But mechanically, it's quite a different beast. It's easy to get into a car equipped with a dual-clutch and drive it like you would any other car with an auto, but as , uh, explains,  you'll need to modify your technique slightly if you want your dual-clutch to last.

For example, you don't want to creep forward in traffic like you would with a traditional automatic. Instead, you should wait for a bigger gap between you and the car ahead of you and proceed forward. It's like driving a manual transmission: You don't want to slip the clutch any more than you have to.

Just a few years ago, dual-clutch transmissions were only found in sports cars, but now they're in entry-level Audis, Hyundais and more. That makes this video particularly useful now, since more and more dual-clutches are hitting the road.

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