What's the Difference Between an Automatic and a Manual Transmission | Sun Devil Auto

Published on 12 Dec 2018 / In Automobile

Both automatic and manual transmissions perform the same task - to take power from the engine or motor and deliver it to the wheels. A transmission converts speed, like when you take off from a stoplight. If you have a manual transmission, you shift the gears manually - an automatic transmission does the work for you. Automatics typically don't have clutches, instead they have a torque converter that de-couples the gear set and engine. For this reason, it can make manual transmissions a little easier to understand

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