When you enrol in a driving school, one of the things that you need to consider is whether you want to drive an automatic or manual car. It is often a personal choice and depends on the type of car that you will be driving on a regular basis. Both types of cars have their advantages and disadvantage. For this discussion, we will take a look at the benefits of driving an automatic car.
Accuracy of Automatic Cars
Accuracy is one of the biggest problems when driving a car with manual transmission. Timing is important when changing gears manually. It is important to have the right speed and change the gears in a fluid motion. Failure to get it right can result to the grinding of the gears that will damage the transmission.
However, if you choose an automatic car, you don’t need to worry about the accuracy when switching gears. The transitions between gears will go seamlessly, and the timing is accurate. And that’s one less thing to worry about. Not only that, the transmission will last longer.
Higher Resale Value
Another benefit of owning an automatic car is that it can maintain more of its value compared to a manual model. This is because an automatic car is easier to drive, and maintain. Not only that, there are fewer of them available on the used car market, which increases the resale value of the automatic car.
Better Handling in Traffic
One of the most frustrating things about driving is getting caught in traffic. Not only does it lead to a lot of time lost, it adds more stress to your system. And when you are driving a car with manual transmission, the levels of stress and frustration are higher compared to driving an automatic car. The stopping and starting during the daily commute requires a lot of clutch work, especially when you stuck in the middle of a traffic jam. With an automatic car, you don’t need to worry about the clutch work. All you need to do is accelerate when you can, and stop. There are no other pedals that you need to step on.
Simpler Driving Experience
Novice drivers love automatic cars because it makes driving easier compared to a car with a manual transmission. You don’t need to worry about changing gears, and controlling the clutch. All you need to worry about is to switch from parking to forward driving or reverse. All the other elements are controlled by the car.
New drivers will truly love driving an automatic car compared to a manual one. There are less things to worry about and allows them to concentrate on the road instead of thinking what to do with the feet and hands.