Modern vehicles have two transmission options, manual and automatic. The manual system engages the driver in shifting the gears while driving while for automatics, the car controls the gears automatically. Both models have pros and cons. However, what are the benefits of driving a manual over an automatic?
The cost of manual transmissions is generally much lower than automatics, involving low maintenance cost as they require less service. The maintenance of a manual is also easier and with proper operation, it can go for several miles without breaking down yet, in as much as the lubricant has to be replaced occasionally, it is not as often as in automatics.
Manuals also have better fuel economy as compared to automatics.Operation of automatic transmissions is much difficult than that of manuals. One needs to keep shifting the gears based on the speed of the vehicle for manuals which may be a bit frustrating but with frequent practice and good mastery, it gets easier to operate. For drivers who value control and speed from their engines, manual transmission is the beat because unlike in automatics, gear change and speed is fully controlled by the driver.