Scroll To Top Why Learn to Drive an Automatic?

Automatic vehicles have no clutch pedal, and all you have to do with the gear selector is select D (Drive) before moving away and gears are selected automatically as you drive along.

With the problem of choosing and selecting gears out of the way you will be able to channel your concentration on planning ahead, steering and anticipating what other road user might do, generally making driving much easier.

Tried manual lessons and don't seem to be getting anywhere?

Have you had problems and difficulty learning to drive?

Have you already failed one or more tests and lost confidence?

If you can answer yes to any of the above questions you may wish to consider an alternative; automatic driving. Although this may not be quite what you had in mind, consider the following.

Automatic vehicles have no clutch to operate and no gears to change; this makes driving much easier and allows you more time to concentrate on what is going on around you. People who have failed tests on the following faults may benefit from driving an automatic.

Test faults typical to manual cars:-

  • Moving off under control - Faults causing rough moving away, stalling or rolling back on hills. - Usually caused by poor balance or co ordination of clutch, gas and handbrake.
  • Gear Faults - Failure to select, wrong selection, coasting, looking down at the gear lever or poor steering control whilst gear changing.
  • Manoeuvres - Control. - Failure to maintain co-ordination with foot controls to keep the vehicle moving slowly enough to obtain the steering accuracy required.
  • Progress - Avoiding undue hesitancy. - Waiting when it is safe to proceed at junctions and roundabouts. When caused by lack of ability to move away quickly enough or the lack of confidence in being able to move away without stalling even though a gap is clearly safe to proceed in.

Using an Automatic vehicle could eliminate the above faults.