5 disadvantages of an automatic transmission in winter: how to deal with them
Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission have undeniable advantages over those equipped with a manual transmission. For example, cars with automatic transmission are easier to drive. This is especially convenient when driving in city traffic. However, there are also disadvantages.
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One of the disadvantages of an automatic transmission is the high cost of a car equipped with such a system, as experts note.
Another drawback is a number of problems that such cars experience in winter. Firstly, owners of cars with automatic transmission may find it difficult to jump start the car if the battery is discharged. In such a situation, they will need the help of another driver who can “light” the car. However, experts warn of possible dangers to the operation of devices if this method is used.
Secondly, among the problems that arise in cars with automatic transmissions in winter, we should note the need to warm up the working fluid. Owners of cars with a manual transmission can cope with this task quite simply by warming up the engine while idling. However, this method is not recommended for cars with automatic transmission.
Therefore, drivers of modern cars are forced to limit their speed for some time.
The third “winter” problem with an automatic transmission is related to the difficulty of getting out of snow drifts. In this case, the traditional rocking motion method may not be effective.