If your licence is only for automatic cars, you can upgrade it by passing a driving test in a manual car.
Learning to drive a manual car
You can start learning to drive a manual car at any time. You don’t need to apply for another provisional licence.
You must follow all the usual rules when you’re learning to drive in a manual car. This includes displaying L plates.
Book a driving test
You don’t need to take a theory test to upgrade your licence.
You have to book a driving test by phone with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). You can’t book it online.
- a debit or credit card to pay for the cost of the test
- to choose which driving test centre you want to take the test at
DVSA driving test booking support
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges
Taking the driving test
The driving test works in the same way for a manual car as it does an automatic.
You can continue driving an automatic car if you fail your driving test in a manual car.
For more information, please click here.
Getting On ‘The Right Road’
Whatever your level of driving experience Surrey Driving Force can offer driving lessons in Surrey to suit you. From driving tests to refresher courses, our friendly and experienced instructors will help you to achieve your goal quickly and affordably.
- Competitive rates
- Friendly, patient and fully qualified Driving Instructors
- Test success in as few lessons as possible
- Convenient pick-ups from home, work or school
- New, air-conditioned, dual control cars
- Reduced driving lesson prices when you block book
- Driving lessons seven days a week
As Well As Surrey Driving Lessons We Offer:
- Intensive Courses
- Mock Practical Tests
- Pass Plus
- Motorway Driving Training
- Refresher Training
- Taxi Driver Training
- Advanced Driver Training
- ADI Training – ADI Part 1, ADI Part 2, ADI Part 3
Theory Test Pro – FREE!
Surrey Driving Force students have full access to premium content via Theory Test Pro whilst learning with us. This is a great resource and really helps our students pass their theory test first time. It’s also available as a free app to download on iPhone or Android, where again you can access the premium content.