Automatic or manual van?
There are many things to consider when buying a truck. First, is it big enough for your business needs? Will it drag it all away? If not, you may need to invest in a larger truck. But that’s an obvious decision, right! There are other factors about choosing the van that are not so obvious. These decisions include items such as whether or not you should buy an automatic transmission or a manual transmission pickup. There are pros and cons to each type of van. Here’s a list of some of the ups and downs of both to help you decide which option is best for you.
First of all, the automatic transmission is known to be the most enjoyable way to drive around town. However, is that what you care about? Are you the one who will drive the vehicle? Or you will delegate that task to other members of your staff. If so, then the decision to opt for the automatic transmission could change. However, if your driver is not that skilled, many people find the automatic transmission safer than the manual. In fact, it reduces driving effort by 25 percent. Therefore, it may be a better option for you and those who work for your company. However, the main drawback of the automatic transmission is fuel consumption. Since the transmission is done at a standard level, the gas mileage is not that good. So if you’re looking to save money on fuel, it may not be the way to go.
You also have the option of purchasing a manual transmission pickup for your business. While manual transmission cars are less popular today, they are still used. And they allow the driver to have more control and operation of the car and its speed. Some may argue that they can make a driver worse given the focus that is required. However, others will say that this approach is great on a day of distractions. Automatic transmission allows drivers to be easily distracted by cell phones, texting, radio, etc. These items can cause road injuries. Plus, a manual transmission van will save you money. It is less expensive to buy up front and less expensive to refuel when you drive it. For many, it is a cheaper option.
Try both today and see what you think!