Currently only available in Plymouth as Automatic Intensive Driving Courses
Automatic driving lessons can be an easier way to learn to drive for anyone who struggles with changing gear, who finds driving a very complex task (even after a fair few lessons, when for most of us the whole clutch-gear-biting point thing has switched to autopilot mode)
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.