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Top 4 Benefits of an Automatic Transmission

An automatic transmission switches gear ratios as your vehicle moves and does not require you to shift gears manually. Today, automatic transmission cars are the most popular vehicles on the market. Keep reading to discover the top four benefits of an automatic transmission.

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1. Ease of Use

Automatic vehicles are very easy to drive. You put the car in the drive and nothing more is required to start moving. The vehicle will shift gears automatically, so you are not required to keep navigating or checking on the road condition to change gears. Your focus can remain on keeping your eyes on the road and navigating the vehicle.

2. Safer to Operate

Automatic transmission cars are slightly safer to operate than manual cars because you can keep both hands on the wheel and drive without too many distractions. It allows maintaining your eyes on the road and concentrating on checking the road's condition and vital signs, reducing the chances of driving astray. When driving an automatic vehicle, there is no need to continually move your hand and leg to shift gears, allowing you to remain comfortable and in control.

3. Greater Power

Automatic transmission vehicles are more powerful. They have a complete gear set that the car uses differently. The entire gear set is made up of a “planet of gears” operated by one “sun” gear. Therefore, the torque of the vehicle is spread over a larger area, increasing its power.

4. Better Acceleration

An automatic car starts very quickly when starting your car engine from a standstill. When starting the vehicle, you do not need to step off the fuel to allow gears to shift. An automatic transmitter puts the engine in proximity to its torque perfect position, allowing for better acceleration.

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At Custom Complete Automotive, our certified technicians specialize in auto repair services for all transmission types, including automatic, manual, and continuously variable. To learn more about our transmission repair services, or to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Missouri, contact our team today!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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