AUTOMATIC DRIVING LESSONS
We are delighted to now have a team of Automatic instructors across the driving school. Times are changing and more people are now requesting automatic driving lessons when they enquire for the first time.
WHAT WE OFFER
We are able to offer automatic lessons in Bedford, Kempston, Wootton, Great Barford, Sharnbrook, Burton Latimer and Kettering. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to offer automatic lessons in all of the areas we currently cover.
People choose automatic cars for many different reasons. Most electric cars are automatic, and likely will be in the future. This is because an electric car doesn’t require a clutch due to its inability to stall like a petrol or diesel vehicle.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION?
Without getting too technical, the main difference is that automatic cars don’t have a clutch pedal.
You also have a simplified gearbox. Manual transmission cars have five or six gears, plus reverse, giving you full control over how the car performs.
Automatic cars tend to have four modes:
- Park - P
- Reverse - R
- Neutral - N
- Drive - D
The car itself selects the right gear for the speed and road conditions. This means you only need to think about whether you’re going forwards, backwards, or stopping.