Yes, it is very reliable and I believe it will be the transmission of the future.
More and more Car manufacturers are using it in their new vehicles and in the next 5 years you will see many more makes and models with a CVT transmission fitted. You also will see them more in 4WD vehicles.
CVT Transmissions have had a bad reputation in the past. The horror stories develop when CVT transmissions start playing up and sometimes even lose drive completely. The cause of these problems often arose in vehicles that were imported from Japan and sold in New Zealand. Workshops in New Zealand started servicing these cars without realising they were fitted with CVT’s. They changed the oil and after a period the transmission failed. A broken belt was most often the problem. The dealers could not supply parts at that stage to repair this, so a lot of second hand units were fitted. The workshops used Dexron II and Dexron III to service the transmission and the problem recurred
CVTs are not built for extreme use or for racing purposes.
A CVT can save you several dollars in fuel consumption which is an advantage with the current trends in fuel prices.
Our business is in Tirau, South Waikato. We have a large, new, modern workshop with all the equipment and diagnostic tools that are necessary to achieve accuracy with these difficult transmissions.
As we are armed with all the knowledge and tools for these transmissions we can remove and repair the transmission and have it returned to you or your company very quickly.
We offer free pick up and delivery of your vehicle in the North Island
We offer a long 18 months or 30,000km warranty
We stock more than 30 different CVT transmissions and all CVT parts for all vehicles with CVT transmissions in them