How do automatics work?
After surgery on my back I had to trade my 6 speed manual Astra in for an automatic as the use of a clutch pedal in heavy Dublin traffic was leaving me in agony. I know little about automatics, with them being as rare as hen's teeth here but I would like to learn more. How does the torque converter work and how does the gearbox know when to change up and down? What about kickdown? I flatten it and it feels like I have let off a nuclear bomb behind me. Knowing how they work will mean I can drive them better.