Manual or Automatic – Which Is Best To Learn How To Drive With?

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Learning car driving can be a bit tiring, and stressful, which is very normal.
Basically, the two types of cars are the Manual and the Automatic.
For learners, the manual is best to learn how to drive with, and here are some of the reasons why.

You Learn More About How The Car Works

Driving a w205 Mercedes Benz C300

Using a manual transmission to learn how-to drive gives you a better understanding of the aspects of a car’s behavior.  You would lack the true mastery of your car if you do not learn to drive a manual.
The whole process of shifting gears, if you do not get the procedure of shifting gears on your own, you may never be able to understand the logic of an automatic and the general knowledge of car behavior.

Learning a Manual Makes It Easy To Drive an Automatic

Driving a car with a manual transmission

The reverse isn’t the case.
Driving a manual transmission car increases your versatility in knowing how to drive other cars around the world. In some European countries, it’s mandatory to learn how to drive with a manual car. If you do not, your driver’s license will be limited to just the automatic cars…bummer.

Imagine scenarios where you’re limited to a car with a manual transmission, or worse still, an emergency situation like a Zombie apocalypse…you laugh.

It’s Not Like Learning How To Ride A Bike

Falling off a bike
It’s not gonna be as bad as this…

You may think driving a manual transition car is difficult due to the manual shifting and clutch, honestly, it’s not that hard. Even an embryo would be able to do it (Haha joking) although it isn’t a rocket science.

The only reason you may choose an automatic over a manual to learn car driving is if you live in a location where there is a whole lot of stop and go traffic like Lagos…everyday would be “Leg day”.

Car driving is a combination of many skills, learning how to control direction, position, the speed, most importantly learning the movements and intentions of car drivers all at the same time.

It could take time to learn how to drive a manual car but it is completely worth it.

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Written by Catherine Aigbe