09-12-17

What’s the Difference Between a Manual and Automatic Transmission?

Are you in the market for a new Audi car? If so, you should visit our location on Van Nuys Boulevard to see our extensive inventory of the latest Audi models. You should also stop by our Audi dealership if you’re looking for a previously owned automobile because we have a generous selection of pre-owned Audi vehicles at our convenient location.

Even if you just have a question about your current car, we encourage you to visit our Audi dealership. We’re always happy to answer questions even if you didn’t buy or lease your automobile from us. One subject drivers ask us about often is the difference between manual and automatic transmissions. This is a hot topic because the differences that exist between the two can heavily influence a person’s decision when they’re choosing a vehicle.

The most noticeable difference between a manual and automatic transmission is that you have to be physically engaged to change gears with a manual transmission, while an automatic transmission switches gears automatically with very little involvement from a driver. Changing gears in a car that has a manual transmission requires you to use both feet as well as your right hand while you can normally switch gears in a vehicle that has an automatic transmission with just one hand.

Another significant difference between manual and automatic transmissions relates to repairs. In general, it’s much easier for an automotive technician to repair a manual transmission. This typically makes repairing a manual transmission less expensive than fixing an automatic transmission.

Where the gear shifter is located is another way manual and automatic transmissions usually differ from one another. The gear shifter for a manual transmission is located on the floor of an automobile. While the gear shifter for an automatic transmission is sometimes located on the floor, it’s often mounted on the steering column.

Whether you’re shopping for a new or pre-owned Audi vehicle or you have a question about your current car, we encourage you to contact our Los Angeles, CA Audi dealership or stop by our location. Everyone at Keyes Audi looks forward to hearing from you soon!