Which Is Better? Manual Transmission Or Auto Transmission?

Without a thought, you’ll probably choose the automatic transmission over the manual transmission. This is because automatic transmission is increasingly becoming more popular in today’s cars. As low as about 20% of cars manufactured and sold today are manual drives, far less than automatic transmission cars which holds 80%. But despite the popularity of automatic transmission cars, there is still a considerable demand for manual transmission cars. Some of these benefits you may not have known.

Easier and cheaper to maintain

Manual transmission is far less complex than automatic transmission. Because of this, there is less of a chance for something to go wrong. The clutch is the only item that generally needs repair, but for the most part it rarely needs repair.

Better fuel economy

Cars with automatic transmission have a torque converter and hydraulic pump, which robs the car off a percentage of its fuel efficiency. Those who drive manual vehicles have better fuel mileage.

Full control of the car

Many skilled professional drivers will always prefer a manual transmission because it gives them full control over the shifting of gears. This maximizes performance and handling of the car much more efficiently than the automatic transmission.

About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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  1. Nice write up. Unfortunately, manual transmission cars are fast becoming extinct. One would always wonder why… Fragile modern day cars have taken over.
    It would have been nice if u also presented the benefits of automatic transmission cars.

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