Top Four Benefits of a Manual Car

A couple of weeks ago we took a look at the numerous benefits that are offered by driving a manual car, however, the choice is often a personal one and said benefits are weighted differently depending on the driver’s preferences. While some are happy to have the car do a chunk of the work for them, many others much prefer to have everything in hand for themselves.

As such, many people much prefer to take their driving lessons in a manual car for a variety of reasons. Here we take a look at a few of the benefits that come with learning how to drive using a manual transmission.

4. You Can Still Drive Automatic

One of the main downsides of learning how to drive in an automatic car is that you will only be able to drive automatic vehicles once you have passed your test. This can limit the types of car that are available to you in the long run.

This is not an issue with manual vehicles. If you have learned to drive in a car with a manual transmission, you are able to drive both manual and automatic cars once you have passed. This allows for increased flexibility when choosing the car that you want to drive.

3. Cheaper To Replace Transmission

While most people will obviously not want to think about the potential costs of having to replace an aspect of their car, especially when they have just passed their driving test, it is a sad fact of driving life that parts wear out. This is as true of the transmission as anything else.

Generally speaking you will find that it is much cheaper to replace a manual transmission than it is to replace an automatic one, which could be a large factor for those who are conscious of their budget when they are driving.

2. Prevents Distracted Driving

As odd as it may seem, there are occasions when driving an automatic can actually be perilous. Of course, this is only the case if you are the sort of person whose mind can wander easily, but the fact remains that not having to change gears regularly gives you less to concentrate on.

When driving a manual vehicle you will be constantly shifting between gears, which in turn means that you are always kept in tune with the road and what is happening ahead of you. Complacency can be very dangerous, but this is rarely a problem with a manual vehicle.

1. More Control

One of the main criticisms of automatic vehicles is that they offer less control to the driver. All you need to do is accelerate and break, alongside steering and the other things that are shared between both types of vehicle.

This removes much of the control that the driver has over the car, which can be a disadvantage to those who want to be able to shift up and down gears as they want. Besides, an increased amount of control when on the road means that the responsibility always lies with you, rather than the car.