If you often drive a car, you may own an automatic vehicle. Automatic transmissions offer unparalleled convenience so you can focus on being safe on the road. An auto transmission mechanic knows the ins and outs of this type of transmission, but you can understand how it works, too, by watching this video. In this video, you will learn how an automatic transmission works so you can understand what is going on beneath the hood as you drive.
As this video explains, this type of transmission uses a model called a planetary gear set. The gears move in a fashion similar to how the planets move around a solar system which is why it is named that. They have two inputs and one output which the video will demonstrate. It will also break down the different components so you can see them as well as see how they all work together. Applying different speeds will change the rotation of the system.