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 driving courses, you could get on the road within weeks of booking! We're faster than the DVSA and other local and national driving schools.
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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:
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, as well as those dreaded hill starts. However, automatics aren't perfect. Before booking, make sure you're aware of the cons…
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 after you've passed your test—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.
And if you're worried your theory test will be different in an automatic, don't be! Your theory test will be the same regardless of your transmission. The only differences will be when you start your driving lessons.
Want more detail? Check out our full comparison article of automatic vs. manual cars.
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 learner drivers 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.
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.
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!
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.
Nope—if you pass in a manual car, you'll be free to drive vehicles of either transmission after you pass.
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.
We offer automatic courses in all of the areas we cover, including major cities such as London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.
In a manual car, you'll need to change gears yourself, but in an automatic car the gearbox makes the decision. If you learn in an auto, you won't have to learn how to change gears or deal with a clutch pedal.
This may be possible in certain circumstances. Please contact the office if you wish to change transmission.
The DVSA recommends taking around 45 hours of professional tuition before your test. Everyone learns differently, and some may need more or less than this. Learning to drive in an automatic is easier because you have fewer skills to learn, so if you’re confident or experienced, you might not need as many lessons as you would in a manual.