Top 6 Advantages of a Manual Transmission
Automatic transmission vehicles have become very popular around the globe. However, many people still prefer manual transmission vehicles over automatic. Keep reading to discover the top six advantages of a manual transmission.
1. Easier to Maintain
Manual transmission cars are not as complex as automatic transmissions, reducing the likelihood of something going wrong and decreasing the amount of regular needed repairs. The clutch is the only part that requires repair, but if you avoid roads in bad conditions and maintain careful driving, you can drive for hundreds of miles before you need a clutch change.
2. More Control
When driving a manual car, you have the utmost control. With manual transmissions, you can shift at any engine speed from any transmission gear, allowing you more control over your engine’s torque and power.
3. Better Fuel Economy
Manual transmission vehicles typically have better fuel economy than automatic vehicles. With manual transmission vehicles, you are afforded more driving control, allowing you to decide how much power you send to the engine and how much fuel is burned.
4. Less Expensive
Manual transmission vehicles have fewer moving parts than automatic vehicles, resulting in a lower initial buying price. In addition, fewer moving parts means fewer parts that can be damaged, resulting in lower repair costs.
5. More Fun
Manual vehicles are entertaining to drive. Alternating the clutch, fuel, and brakes keeps you more involved in your driving. In addition, a manual car presents a chance to learn new driving tactics in different situations, as well as take advantage of your engine’s real power.
6. Fewer Distractions
With a manual transmission, more concentration is required to properly operate the clutch, brakes, fuel, gears, and steering wheel. When driving a manual vehicle, you do not have extra hands to facilitate using phones, eating, or drinking. This results in fewer distractions and a safer drive.
Contact Our Transmission Experts
At Custom Complete Automotive, our certified technicians are experienced in servicing all vehicle makes and models, including manual transmission vehicles. To learn more about our transmission repair services and how we can help keep your manual transmission vehicle in excellent condition, contact us today!
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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.