It used to be that manual transmissions could be found in practically every vehicle; today, the vast majority of drivers use automatic transmissions. Many drivers are still aware of the differences in how to operate these vehicles. However, the team at BG & S Transmissions of Grand Island in Grand Island, NE, notes that there are many misconceptions regarding the differences between automatic and manual transmissions. It’s time to debunk some of these persistent myths.
Top 3 Misgivings About Manual Transmissions
1. Manual Transmissions Always Get Better Gas Mileage
Though this oft-repeated statement still holds true in many situations, it’s no longer a completely accurate “rule” of automobiles. Depending on the vehicle model, automatic transmission models can have fuel efficiency equal to or better than their manual counterparts. Checking official MPG ratings will let you know which option is best for you.
2. All Cars Come With an Automatic Option
Some people assume that all vehicle models will come with both a manual and automatic transmission option. However, this isn’t always the case. There are still several “sport” model vehicles that are exclusively produced with manual transmissions. Keep this in mind when shopping for your dream car.
3. Manual Transmission Cars Are Less Expensive
Because there is less demand, you might assume that manual transmission vehicles cost less than their automatic counterparts. While this is true in some cases, many manufacturers don’t offer a discount for buying a manual transmission vehicle. However, if you’re buying used, you’re likely to spend less because the seller will have a harder time getting rid of their vehicle.
Whether you prefer automatic or manual transmissions, you can depend on BG & S Transmissions of Grand Island to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Whether you need clutch repair or a transmission flush, they’ll provide the expert care your system needs. To learn more about their services, visit them online or call (308) 382-2727.