Whatever type of vehicle you intend to drive once you have passed your test is the type of car in which you should take your lessons. If you want to ride a motorbike then you should take motorbike lessons. You can drive an automatic with a full driving licence or with a licence for automatic cars only but, if you struggle using gears for any reason, taking your lessons and your test in an automatic can provide you with the help that you need to pass your test and gain your licence.
The Benefits Of Automatic Driving Lessons
There are a number of benefits to learning to drive in an automatic. You will not have to deal with finding gears and you won’t have to operate a clutch either. There are certain nuances to driving an automatic that you won’t find with a manual car but these are outweighed by the simplicity that an automatic transmission has to offer. With that said, there are certain pitfalls that come from not learning in a manual car.
The majority of cars on the road have a manual transmission. While most cars do come in automatic variants they cost more. The petrol or diesel cost in an automatic is also usually higher and this all adds up to mean lesson costs that are usually higher than the costs associated with learning in a manual car. Once you have passed your test in an automatic you will find similar problems too. It will be more difficult to find a suitable car and you will usually have to pay more. What’s more, passing a test in an automatic means that you are not legally entitled to drive a manual car without proper supervision.
Finding An Instructor
Only Approved Driving Instructors are legally allowed to take money in exchange for providing driving tuition. You can enjoy practice driving sessions with a friend, family member, or other person but you are not allowed to pay them for their time and you are unlikely to enjoy the same results as you would with a professional instructor.
Your Provisional Licence
Although you can gain a licence that is designed specifically for those that passed their test in an automatic car you do not need to apply for a different provisional driving licence. In fact, many people start to learn in a manual car before then moving over to an automatic. You should apply for your provisional licence before enquiring about lessons or taking your theory test.
Your First Lesson
Your first lesson will involve your instructor asking to see your provisional licence and ensuring that your eyesight is good enough for driving. Once this is done you will be introduced to the basic controls of the car before being taught to move the car off before bringing it to a halt.
Taking Your Test In An Automatic
You will have to provide a vehicle yourself for your driving test but this is true regardless of whether you learn in a car with a manual or automatic transmission. Your instructor’s car is the usual choice and this means that you will know your way around the car. Passing using an automatic car means you will only be legally entitled to drive an automatic once you have your licence.
Automatic Driving Lessons
Automatic driving lessons can provide a simpler and quicker means of taking your test and acquiring your licence. There are many reasons why people choose to learn in an automatic but bear in mind that once you have passed in a car with an automatic transmission you will not be able to drive a manual unless you take another test in a manual transmission car.