Automatic Courses with PassMeFast

Automatic cars are more popular than ever before in the UK, with more learners ditching the clutch pedal and saying goodbye to gears.

If you’re looking to learn to drive in an automatic, you’re in luck: all PassMeFast courses can be taken in either a manual or an automatic car. Simply click the button below to get started, or read on to find out more.

Automatic: pros and cons

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Though 84% of UK cars use manual transmission, the increasing popularity of automatic cars shows that there are plenty of things going for them. Some of the main pros of choosing to go auto are:

  • No gears
  • No clutch pedal
  • Smoother urban driving

With an auto, you won't have to worry about clutch control or wearing your clutch out. You'll also avoid the sudden stopping and starting that drives manual drivers insane in an inner-city traffic jam. However, automatics aren't perfect. Before booking, make sure you're aware of the cons…

  • Less control over the vehicle
  • More expensive than manual cars
  • Automatic licences don't let you drive manual cars

Not only are automatic cars more expensive to buy, but they tend to use more fuel and can be more expensive to service. Getting an automatic licence also means you can't drive a manual car later—while manual drivers can switch to auto. And with pass rates in automatic cars lower than for manual cars, it isn't necessarily easier or quicker to learn in an auto.

Want more detail? Check out our full comparison article of automatic vs. manual cars.

Which should I choose?

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There are positives and negatives to manual and automatic cars—and, in the end, it all comes down to which suits you best.

The great thing with PassMeFast is that the choice is yours. We offer automatic and manual courses in all the areas we cover, with many of our students benefitting from our automatic driving lessons in Manchester and other major cities.

Manual or automatic, we can help you get on the road in just weeks. To get started, give the team a call on 0333 123 4949, or click the button below to get on the road.