Automatic transmissions are king in the US. It’s estimated that 83% of cars in the US are automatics. Here are some fun facts about automobiles.
Automatic Transmissions in American Cars
Cars are some of the most diverse pieces of machinery around. While most cars have automatic transmissions, there are more than a few manuals around. However, it isn’t just their power trains that differentiate care. Look at car sizes for a very good example. You can have a tiny little two passenger coupe, you can also have an eight passenger sport utility vehicle. If you’re concerned about gas mileage, you want to go small, not big, obviously. Another thing that a lot of people don’t realize is that the labels of foreign and domestic where cars are concerned aren’t as clear as they used to be.
General motors is thought to be an American made vehicle, however, a lot of GM’s manufacturing is done in Mexico, China, and other countries. Toyotas are thought to be foreign, as they come from Japan, however, they have manufacturing plants in Tennnessee and throughout the south. A more important question is manual or automatic transmission?
Automatic Vs Manual Transmission
This is one of those hot button issues. People either love manual transmissions, or they hate them. Which one is right? Well, the bottom line is that you have to like the way your car works. A manual is fun, particularly when you’re on a curvy highway. You shift, you downshift, it’s almost like driving a race car. An automatic on the other hand is all about convenience. You shift once to back it up, once to drive it, and you park it when you’re done. Other than rare times when you have to shift for higher elevations, that’s pretty much it.
So remember, whatever you prefer in your car, keep it up. Get regular transmission service on it, to start.
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