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Automatic Cars

Automatic cars are not as popular as they are in the USA but they are now becoming more popular here in the UK. Automatic cars are much less distracting than manual vehicles you do not need to operate the gear stick, making them much easier to drive. Automatic vehicles don’t appeal to everyone but don’t count them out yet as there is more to them than meets the eye.

Aside from not having to change gears automatic cars don’t have a clutch, meaning that you will have less to think about. The only pedals you need to operate are the brake pedal and the accelerator. There is also usually a parking break, which must be released before starting the vehicle. Most automatics have around 4 different gear positions usually the four settings are Drive, Neutral, Park and Reverse.

Automatic cars are also especially popular with people who use their vehicles for towing because as they make it much easier to perform hill starts, ideal for those who tow caravans or trailers regularly.

Over the years automatic cars have been lowered in price as they have previously always been much more expensive than manual vehicles. Although automatic cars are becoming more popular many motorists feel that they are not actually experiencing the car or driving it.

Automatic vehicles can also be an easy solution for many people who simply do not enjoy changing gear, do not enjoy driving, and have a disability or who suffer from joint problems. Not only are they much easier to drive but they are also much safer for those people who are first learning to drive and find gears too hard.

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All primary prices shown on this page ex VAT at the prevailing rate unless otherwise stated.

An excess mileage charge may be applied if the contracted mileage is exceeded. Full details will be provided within the written quotation.

You will not own the vehicle and it should be returned clean in a condition that is commensurate with its age and mileage, otherwise charges may apply.

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From April 2020 WLTP will replace the current NEDC test procedure for establishing the official Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars. Please be aware of the following:
For vehicles registered on or after 1st April 2020 vehicle road tax costs will be based on the WLTP CO2 values and may change the monthly rental cost.
Vehicles registered on or after 6 April 2020 Please be aware the addition of certain factory fitted options may impact the vehicles co2 emissions and affect your monthly rental.

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