RDG Types of Gearboxes Part 1
Manual vs automatic gearboxes
Many of us know the basic concept of a manual car versus an automatic one. Manual cars require manual gear changing, whereas automatic cars can change gears by themselves.
It sounds pretty simple, but those not familiar with automatic cars might not know exactly how much driver input is required.
Furthermore, there are varying degrees of control in different automatic systems.
Manual cars, however, always require the driver to move the gear stick to change into any gear. In addition to this, you will always need to engage the clutch to change gears.
There are many major differences between these two types of transmissions. The most significant differences include technical simplicity, increased reliability and low maintenance costs seen in manual type gearboxes compared to the ease of use and smooth power delivery of automatic versions. This comes with higher cost due to mechanical complexity.
RDG is a specialist repairer of all types of automotive transmissions, including CVTs, manual and automatic, automated manual transmissions (AMT) and all other driveline components such as clutches, propshafts, CV-joints and steering systems.