You might be wondering whether to opt for a manual or automatic transmission for your next car. There are different advantages to each choice, but most people prefer the latter because it is more convenient.
Automatic transmissions are easier to operate, but they have other important advantages, as well.
An automatic transmission is more versatile
If you like a higher level of control, many modern automatic transmissions have dual-mode setups. You can switch into manual and use either a lever or wheel-mounted paddles to shift gears. Vehicles such as the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 offer this feature.
They are more comfortable to drive
Automatic vehicles offer convenience. There's no clutch to activate manually, and you do not have to keep removing your hand from the wheel to shift gears. Both short and long trips are more comfortable because the vehicle demands less interaction from the driver.
They offer better fuel economy
Traditionally, automatic vehicles have had a reputation for being less fuel-efficient than manual ones. However, modern versions of both standard and Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs) offer optimal performance thanks to a perfectly tuned gear shifting system.
To learn more about vehicles with automatic transmissions and to get your gear-changing system serviced, contact our dealership today.