There has always been a debate among motorists as to which of the two clutch systems is better: manual or automatic gearboxes in their different variants.
The truth is that the automotive industry was born with manual gearboxes, perfected over the years to present a range of automatic gearboxes of various types, which are even more efficient thanks to good fuel consumption and very quick in changes Are.
What types of transmissions are there?
The most common types of transmission or gearbox are manual, automatic and continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Transmissions are an integral part of how a car works, as they channel the energy generated by the engine to drive the wheels.
These help in controlling the speed and torque (rotational force) of the car. The higher the speed, the more upshifts are required to deliver more acceleration and less effort to the engine; ie, a higher gear will be better able to extract power from the engine, which makes for a more enjoyable drive.
Cars with automatic gearboxes change gears automatically, while manual ones require the driver to shift gears with the gear stick.
Meanwhile, CVT boxes have a variable gear that adjusts to different driving conditions, which makes them clunky and not fun for many, but it is one of the most applied technologies in the automotive industry.
What is manual transmission and how does it work?
With a manual transmission (also known as a manual shift gearbox) the driver operates a lever in conjunction with the clutch and decides when to change gears. Many drivers feel that these manual boxes involve the driver and the mechanics of the vehicle more and are more fun to drive, but more tiring in the case of cities with heavy traffic.
Advantages of Manual Transmission:
- fuel efficiency
- better control
Manual Transmission Cons:
- tired for the long ride
- Manual boxes are slowly disappearing
By January 2023, only 13 percent of cars purchased in the United States have a manual transmission.