Everything about the automatic gearbox

You know what they say: Once you go auto, you never go back.

There are many benefits to a automatic transmission:

-Easier to use: An automatic gearbox will take over the gear changes and respond to you, the driver, rather than having to be changed manually. This ensures an easy, smooth driving experience.

-Safety: Unlike cars with manual gearboxes, an automatic gearbox allows you to keep both hands on the steering wheel at all times, reinforcing the driver's control over the car.

-Better for hilly areas: Automatic gearboxes take the pain away from hill starts - one of the most dreaded driving manoeuvres in existence. The auto is hear to help you: No stress, no fuss and an easier way to handle difficult starting terrain.

-Easier to use traffic:Live in a built up area where driving is a constant stop and start? Make your life easier with an automatic. Move through traffic just with the push of a pedal - no need to deal with those frustrating stalls when you have to pull away at the lights!

Different types of Automatic Transmissions

What is an automatic transmission?
An automatic gearbox - also known as an auto - is a type of vehicle transmission that can automatically change gear as the vehicle moves. This means the driver does not have to shift gears manually while driving.

What is a semi-automatic transmission?
A semi-automatic transmission is a type of vehicle transmission that combines a manual and automatic transmission. This allows the driver to take control of gear selection, typically through paddles on the steering wheel or alternatively on the gear stick.

What is a CVT transmission?
A continuously variable transmission or CVT is a type of automatic transmission that seamlessly changes through a continuous range of gear ratios.

Choosing the right type of automatic transmission?

At Automatic Cars Ltd we have over 50 years experience in Automatic Cars. We can help you choose the right type of automatic car for you. Either come and visit us in branch or contact us and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions, advising you on which type of automatic will suit your driving needs.