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Cars with automatic transmissions, or automatic cars, offer a variety of benefits for drivers. For example, they require less physical force when shifting gears, meaning less strain on the driver.

Automatic cars have been around since the 1950s, when major automobile manufacturers in the United States started implementing automatic transmissions in favor of manual transmissions. Though some drivers will never give up the feel of power that a manual transmission provides, the ease of an automatic car makes it an appealing choice for many.