Surrey Driving Force is renowned as one of Surrey’s premier driving schools and offers a wide and varied range of driving tuition. As such we strive to cater to all requests and an increasingly popular method of learning to drive is in an automatic car. If this is something that may interest you, you will be in safe hands with the providers of the premier standard of automatic driving lessons Feltham has to offer.
What is the Difference?
Learning to drive in a car with automatic gears can prove to be easier for some people due to the fact that unlike a car with manual gears, there is no clutch pedal to operate. Therefore the left foot is not needed whilst driving at all. Your right foot will be used to operate the accelerator (gas) pedal and the brake pedal and will take away an awful lot of confusion whilst approaching roundabouts, traffic lights and junctions with an added plus in these situations making it easier to pull away without the fear of stalling.
All of this combines to enable you to concentrate on the task in hand rather than panicking that you are about to make a mistake. You will also be able to start, stop and steer more easily.
Increasingly Popular Choice
Everything detailed above ensures that lessons in a car with an automatic gearbox are a very popular choice with learner drivers who find difficulty in getting used to the gears and clutch when driving a manual car. Many pupils who choose automatic lessons will be ready for their driving test earlier than those who choose manual. Automatic driving lessons are especially suited to the mature pupil, someone who needs to gain a driving licence quickly or the disabled.
Is it Easier to Learn in an Automatic Car?
This is all dependent on why you have been failing your test. If your problems are rooted in car control issues such as gear changing, choosing the correct gear, moving away smoothly, hill starts and clutch control you would benefit from driving an automatic. However, changing to an automatic will not cure problems due to poor judgment, anticipation, planning and observational skills. If poor planning, judgment etc is down to you concentrating on the gears too much then yes automatics would definitely be worth a try.
It is important to know that if you pass your driving test in a car with an automatic gearbox, you will only be legally allowed to drive an automatic car until you pass a test in a car with a manual gearbox.
If you would like any further information regarding the leading standard of automatic driving training Feltham has to offer available from Surrey Driving Force or regarding any of the other driving tuition, please give us a call on Tel. No. 0845 190 2012 & we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.