How much thought do you put into choosing a transmission? At Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Bowie, near Washington D.C. we want you to know it can make quite the difference.

Manual Transmission
When you see a suspenseful driving scene, nine times out of ten you’re watching someone drive a manual car. Manual cars are more cinematic because there’s much more to driving them. The driver has to switch gears using both the clutch and the stick in order to achieve their desired speed. It’s not just visually appealing though. It provides a level of control and efficiency the other types of transmissions are only recently starting to show. If you know how to use it, stick-shift can make driving much more fun.

Automatic Transmission
For those looking for a more laid-back driving experience, the automatic transmission is for you. With automatic, all you have to do is put the car in Drive, hit the accelerator or brake, and let the transmission do all the rest for you. You’ll enjoy the simplicity when you’re in stop and go traffic and don’t have to shift every five seconds. Something to keep in mind though, over its lifetime, it is more prone to malfunction.

Semi-Automatic Transmission
The choice was much harder before there was an option that combines the two into one. In great cars like the 2018 Dodge Charger, you can opt for semi-automatic and cycle between the two at your whim. Much in the same vein as the problem with the automatic, these technological leaps come at the expense of temperamental equipment that over time is more likely to malfunction. When that happens you’d likely save money just buying a new one over getting it fixed.

No matter which transmission or new Dodge car you’re looking for, it’ll be waiting here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie. Stop by our Dodge dealership near Upper Marlboro, MD and take a few of our outstanding vehicles for a test drive today!