Reasons for taking your lessons in an Automatic Vehicle?
If you are just in the process of choosing whether to take automatic driving lessons we have put together some of the reasons why previous students decided that the automatic option was best for them, many of them after struggling with manual lessons. For many students, learning in an automatic takes away the fear factor once they realise that you cannot stall an automatic car.
In addition, you don’t need to learn which gear to use and when to change gears as the automatic gearbox does that all for you. All this means that students have more time available to read the road and as a result they become more confident in their decision making. Altogether a much more enjoyable learning experience!
Stress free learning
For most individuals learning how to use the clutch, gears and the accelerator together can sometimes be very stressful. Get it wrong and you either stall, bunny hop across the road or the car starts rolling backwards. This fear creates anxiety and distracts the pupil from taking in the wider aspects of what is going on around them. It also creates uncertainty in their decision-making process. The good news is that with an automatic car this aspect of learning to drive is completely removed allowing the student to develop their driving confidence much more quickly.
Benefits of driving an Automatic Snapshot!
- Learn faster – less to learn and remember
- More confidence – no stalling or rolling back on hills
- Less distraction – no clutch or gear lever to coordinate
- More time to concentrate and focus on controlling the vehicle
- Allows more time to develop judgment of speed and steering
- More time to concentrate on reading the road
- Less tiring – better suited to town and city driving
- Less cost – need less tuition than a manual, so thats a saving!
Over the years, we have encountered many nervous drivers who have come to us who have found that the fear factor of coordinating the clutch, accelerator and gear selection is just too much for them. In addition, they have found our patient and understanding approach a help in trying to overcome their driving fears and gain their driving confidence.
Clients with Learning Difficulties
We have had many pupils who have turned to automatic driving lessons either because they have had learning difficulties or have restricted movement because of some form of physical disability.
Clients who wish to Learn or Relearn in later life?
We have many clients whose ages range between 30 and 60+ who couldn’t learn to drive for whatever reason when they were younger but have found it either more affordable as they have got older, or their circumstances have changed making it necessary for them to be more independently mobile. Remember learning to drive is not exclusively for the young. Anybody can learn to drive with the right help and support from an experienced driving instructor.