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The Advantage Of Manual Transmissions

Have you ever questioned what the advantages of manual transmission in a car is ? If you don’t need to do all that gear shifting and use three pedals on the floor, then why do it?

By author: Christine M. Breen

Benefits of a Manual Transmission

I have often wondered what the benefit of manual transmission in a car is. If you don’t need to do all that gear shifting and use three pedals on the floor, then why do it? I set out to find why cars were still made with manual transmissions and if there was a benefit other than making it more difficult for anyone to borrow or steal your car.

Cars with manual transmissions get better fuel economy than the automatic transmission cars. The difference in gas mileage has actually decreased with the newer automatics that have locking torque converters. However the gas mileage between a properly operated manual and automatic transmission can range from 5% to 15% based on the style of driving and driving conditions. Manuals do not require active cooking and also weigh less than automatic transmissions. A manual couples the engine to the transmission with a rigid clutch instead of a torque converter the automatic transmission uses. A torque converter slips by nature. Manuals also lack the power consumption of the automatic transmission’s hydraulic pump.

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There are many rewards to a manual transmission car in addition to the skill to control speed and gears indirectly, such as fuel low-cost, which is permitted by the fact that the mechanism is much meeker and doesn’t need parts like the hydraulic pump which is found in automatic transmissions.


Basics of the Manual Transmission

Manual transmission cars are said to be vehicles for those really passionate about driving, because it allows them to control directly the speed at which the car runs, without it shifting automatically from one gear to another, like with automatic transmission. This means driving will become a bit more complicated, but it is precisely what certain drivers are looking for. In case you’re interested in how manual transmission works, we are going to present some of the basics.

First of all, let’s see why a car needs transmission; because of the way gasoline engines are built, they have a maximum of rpm (rotations per minute) that they can support, after which they can explode. This is where the transmission comes in, to make sure that that limit is not exceeded. It enables the gear ratio between the drive wheels and engine to fluctuate, depending on whether the car is speeding up or slowing down. With this type of transmission, the driver must know, and intuit, when the engine needs gears to be shifted, so the driver does this manually. Automatic transmission does this without help from the driver, which is why this type of car is considered to be more comfortable to drive.

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Manual transmissions have a lengthier life, necessitate less maintenance and are easier to care for. And for your body repair needs we at Guanella will take care of it for you.

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