Driving an automatic car has definite benefits too. The car changes gear for you at the appropriate time, so you’ll rarely over-rev an automatic car plus there is no clutch so you dont need to find the bite and you cant roll backwards. Although your fuel consumption may be slightly less economical than a manual car, overall it can make a worthwhile difference in the level of effort required when driving on longer journeys.
When dealing with the very busy streets and heavy traffic, driving an Automatic car can make driving a lot less stressful as all you need to do is control the brake and the accelerator (remember no clutch) which give you so much more time to think about the road and other road users and not thinking about your clutch and gears. We often find this can also lead to you needing less overall driving lessons as you will pick up driving a lot quicker which can save you both time and money.
However, there are significant downsides to driving an automatic car. If you take your driving test in an automatic car, you’re not qualified to drive a manual car. If, on the other hand, you pass your test in a manual, you are allowed to drive an automatic.
There are no real issues with automatic lessons in themselves: you learn the same things (mostly) and are examined on the same aspects of driving in your practical test. The difference comes when you actually pass, and only you will know if those differences are going to matter.We have specialist driving instructors that concentrate their teaching skills on automatic driving lessons. Unfortunately we don't have automatic driving lessons available in all of our coverage area but we do have automatic driving lessons available in Newport, Caldicot, Shaftesbury - Gillingham, Dorset - Blandford Forum - Sturminster Newton - Bridport - Dorchester - Weymouth - Slough - Windsor - Maidenhead - Bristol - Bath - Midsomer Norton & Radstock.