Why Choose An Automatic Vehicle?
Here at Startin Suzuki Worcester and Startin Suzuki Redditch we have a wide selection of vehicles that suit everybody's needs, and with the advancement of engine technology over the last few years our entire range is made up of hybrid vehicles. There are lots of benefits to purchasing a hybrid, one of which is that they are often paired with an automatic gearbox. We thought we would explain a little about what it's like driving an automatic gearbox and their benefits!
So firstly, what is an automatic gearbox? In automatic cars, the gearbox picks the right gear for the car's speed without the driver having to do anything. It automatically disconnects the engine from the road wheels while changing gear. Automatic cars don’t have a clutch pedal or a gear stick, but they do have a shifter, which lets you choose between park, reverse, neutral and drive. It's important to note that if you have an automatic driver's licence, you can only drive vehicles with an automatic gearbox. However, if you posess a maual driver's licence you have the option to drive a manual or automatic vehicle.
You're probably wondering what the benefits are of driving an automatic car? Well, automatics are renowned for being easy to drive, with no need to worry about stalling. This means they really come into their own if you regularly make long journeys - for example, when you’re in slow-moving traffic you won’t have to keep pressing the clutch and moving from neutral into first. Contrary to popular belief modern automatics are very efficient, most more so than their manual counterparts. This is amplified even further when combined with one of Suzuki's hybrid engines resulting in better fuel economy and fewer stops at the petrol station. Finally, as automatics do all the gear changing for you, this gives you more time to focus and concentrate on the road ahead, making the journey safer for you and your passengers!