An automatic transmission car is a type of motor vehicle transmission that is commonly available which can automatically change gear ratios as you accelerate. This greatly reduces the amount of action the driver has to perform in order to accelerate. Majority of the automatic transmission gear boxes have a specific set of gear ranges. The learning curve for an automatic transmission vehicle is significantly lower than a manual transmission because the driver only has to concentrate on acceleration and braking. This is because the changing of gears is already handled by the automatic gearbox. This is the greatest benefit that an automatic transmission gearbox carries. In Singapore, the majority of cars use automatic transmission which makes learning automatic transmission cars more popular.
However, one needs to take note that learning an automatic transmission vehicle will only enable you to drive automatic transmission cars. Manual transmission cars require more skill and multitasking. Therefore those trained to drive a manual transmission will have more options because they will be able to swap back and forth between manual and automatic.
If you feel that you will not be using a manual transmission vehicle in the future. Learning an automatic transmission vehicle is the only solution because of reduced lessons that you will have to take.
You will notice that driving an automatic car requires you to have lesser coordination because you won’t have to deal with the clutch as well as the gearbox which can take several lessons to master. In addition, reversing will also be hassle free with just the switch of the reverse gear. Controlling the car’s speed will be a breeze because you just have to worry about the brakes and accelerator.
With that said, if you intend to drive a good’s vehicle or even go overseas, it will be more suitable to learn a manual transmission car. Most goods vehicles have manual transmission and it will be apparent that a good skill set of using manual transmission is necessary.
If you would like to learn good vehicle, do note that only Singapore Safety Driving Centre at woodlands offer these courses and you will need to have at least a class 3 license in order to take such lessons.