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Automatic Driving Courses | PassMeFast

Intensive Automatic Driving Lessons

If you're looking to learn to drive in an automatic car, PassMeFast is the way to go. We have automatic driving instructors in areas across the UK ready to help you get your licence. What's more, with fast-track tests and intensive courses, you could get on the road within weeks of booking!

See how fast you pass when you book with us.

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.



Will I learn to drive more quickly in an automatic car?

Learning in an automatic isn't necessarily an easier option. If you're struggling with common issues such as observation, switching from manual to automatic will make little difference. If, however, you're experiencing difficulty with gear changes or clutch control, you're likely to benefit significantly from learning in an automatic. To discuss your needs with a member of our team, call us on 0333 123 4949.

Am I more likely to pass in an automatic car?

Despite the common perception of automatics as 'easier' to drive, pass rates in automatic cars are typically lower than those in manual cars. Nonetheless, thousands of learners still manage to get their licence in automatics every year—so, if you've got your heart set on an auto, don't be dissuaded by the stats!

Why do prices differ for manual and automatic courses?

Automatic cars are more fuel-intensive, as well as being more expensive to purchase and service. Additionally, most instructors drive manual cars, with a much smaller number of automatics on the road. This means that prices for automatic lessons are typically higher than those of manual lessons.

I want to drive an automatic car after passing. Do I need to take my test in an automatic?

Nope—if you pass in a manual car, you'll be free to drive vehicles of either transmission after you pass.

If I pass in an automatic car, will I be able to drive a manual car after passing?

No—if you pass your test in an automatic car, you will only legally be allowed to drive automatic cars. You'll need to pass again in a manual car if you wish to change transmission.


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