At amdi driving school we specialise in automatic tuition and we dedicate a large percentage of our fleet to automatic vehicles. Learning to drive an auto is easy and fun.
Over recent years automatic driving licenses have grown in popularity and at amdi driving school we are trying to meet the demand. If you’ve been struggling with manual or you need to learn “quick” then go auto! You could be out and about before you know it.
Automatic transmission vehicles are a great alternative for people who have limited use of their legs or arms and are suitable for people with an array of disabilities or learning difficulties. We also encourage older learners who feel they left things a bit late to consider automatic driving lessons.
Driving an automatic vehicle can be considerably less challenging to learn since a lot of the gear changing is done by a computer and a special transmission which does all the work for you! Driving an automatic vehicle is so simple you won’t believe how quickly you progress.
Bear in mind that automatic driving is not as flexible as manual driving. You won’t be allowed to drive a manual, which may be a disadvantage if you need to borrow a friends’, car, or drive high performance vehicle…so if you planning to buy a Ferrari stick to manual!
Even though controlling the car is easier you will still need to learn the rules of the road and how to behave with other drivers. The test is of a very high standard and this is not to be under estimated!
At amdi driving school we are expert in Automatic tuition and we cover most of London south of the river. Automatic lessons cost the same as manual lessons and are conducted by fully qualified ADIs.
If you are still unsure whether or not auto is the choice for you call one of the girls at amdi driving school and they will be happy to advise you on what the best option is for you!
Learning to drive in an automatic car is slightly easier and less of a stress than learning in a manual car as you haven’t a gear shift to control and the clutch to think about, especially if the driver is doing a large amount of short distance driving where changing gear is necessary.
Some people also have a problem finding the “bite” on a manual car and end up stalling quite a bit, automatic removes this as the car “automatically” finds the bite for the driver.
Manual driving can be distracting for some, as they find their attention taken away from the road, therefore automatic allows the driver additional concentration.
Another point to consider is if you are wishing to pass quickly (you need a driving licence for a job/your theory is about to expire), you may just wish to learn on automatic, as previously stated there is slightly less to learn.
Also if you are an anxious or nervous person it may be best to learn on automatic.
If you decide to learn automatic, you will only ever be able to drive an automatic car,
which could limit you when hiring cars abroad and buying certain cars which are only manufactured in a manual transmission.
Automatic cars use more fuel than manual and are slightly more expensive to purchase. They are also slightly slower at pulling away and accelerating as the car does it for you.