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Did you know that the number of automatic cars on UK roads has increased by over 70% since 2007? If you’re looking to learn to drive in an automatic, Wimbledon Driving School is here to help. Providing affordable automatic driving lessons, which fit in with your schedule, we’ll have you out on the roads in no time at all!

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Learning to drive is one of the most exhilarating experiences.

When you start lessons, you have the choice to learn in a manual or an automatic car.

Manual cars have a manual gearbox, and the driver is responsible for changing gears as and when they reduce their speed, prepare to stop or accelerate.

Automatic cars have an automatic gearbox, which means that as a driver, you don’t have to change gear as frequently. Some people prefer to drive automatic vehicles, while others enjoy driving a manual car.

This is a matter of personal preference, and at Wimbledon Driving School, we cater for all drivers.

Our automatic driving lessons are designed to provide you with the skills, experience and confidence you need to pass your test in an automatic car.

What is the difference between manual and automatic cars?

The difference between manual and automatic cars lies in the gearbox.

When you drive a manual car, you change gears when you speed up, slow down, prepare to stop, stop suddenly or change direction.

There are usually 5 gears plus the reverse gear, depending on the car you drive. As you increase your speed, you’ll change up. As you reduce your speed, you’ll change down.

With an automatic car, there are still gears, but the setup is much simpler. Instead of having neutral, reverse, first, second, third, fourth and fifth gear, you have D (drive), P (park), N (neutral) and R (reverse).


The benefits of automatic driving lessons

Taking manual driving lessons is not for everyone, and more and more learners are choosing to book automatic driving lessons.

In SW London and the surrounding area, where there are busy residential roads and routes that tend to get clogged during peak times, learning in an automatic can be advantageous.

Driving in cities and towns often involves a lot of stop-start driving, which can mean that you’re constantly changing gear and engaging in clutch control. If you know that you want to buy an automatic car, it makes sense to learn in an automatic.

As well as being a popular option for learners who live in cities and busy towns, automatic driving lessons can also be beneficial for people who may find it difficult to drive a manual due to underlying health issues or a previous injury or condition that makes changing gears more difficult.

Automatic driving lessons can also be an appealing option for drivers who live in hilly areas. If you’re navigating steep inclines on your journey, it can be really handy to have an automatic car.


Is learning in an automatic car easier?

As a novice, getting to grips with the clutch and changing gears while you’re trying to steer the car and keep your eyes on the road can be tricky.

Learning to drive is not easy, but some people do find learning in an automatic slightly less challenging as they don’t have to think about the gears quite so much.

Whichever type of car you choose to learn in, our expert instructors will be on hand to guide you through the process of learning the ropes and we will help you build confidence and gain valuable experience.



Are automatic cars more popular?

There are more manual cars on the road in the UK, but statistics show that automatic vehicles are becoming more popular.

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed that 40% of new cars had an automatic gearbox in 2017, with a total of 8.4 million automatic vehicles on UK roads in 2018.

As many people commute or drive around for work, which often involves driving in cities and towns, automatic cars can be an attractive option.


Are automatic driving lessons different to manual lessons?

At Wimbledon Driving School, our aim is to ensure every driver has the skills they need to pass their test and look forward to many years of using the roads safely.

In essence, automatic driving lessons are the same as manual lessons, with the only difference being the use of the gearbox.

If you drive an automatic, your instructor will teach you how to use the different gears to control the vehicle and ensure you have the relevant expertise to pass your driving test and operate an automatic car safely.

If you have manual driving lessons, your instructor will show you how to take control of the gearbox and change gears safely so that you can drive smoothly and confidently.

You will be required to learn the same manoeuvres and demonstrate that you can complete essential tasks and that you are proficient in driving in different environments before you get the green light.


Tailored automatic driving lessons at Wimbledon Driving School

At Wimbledon Driving School, we pride ourselves on offering a tailored service.

We recognise that it can be challenging for learners to fit with a 9am-5pm schedule, and this is why we offer flexibility and the option to choose where you start and finish your lessons.

We can book lessons early in the morning or in the evening for those who study or work full-time, we run lessons at the weekends and we can pick you up at college, school, university or your place of work if that is more convenient than meeting at your home address.

We can also pick you up at home and finish your lesson at college or your office to get you used to journeys you’re likely to make on a regular basis once you’ve passed your test.


Why choose us?

If you choose to book automatic driving lessons at Wimbledon Driving School, you can expect:

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If you’re eager to book automatic driving lessons in Wimbledon, or you have any questions about the services we offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch today!

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Most frequent questions and answers

Our DSA licensed driving instructors are very experienced in teaching first-timers and in helping those who have struggled to master a manual gear box in the past. Older people who are learning to drive often find coping with a manual car rather daunting and often find handling the coordination of just two foot pedals much easier.


And you won’t have the confusion of learning to select five different gears while mastering clutch control, as our automatic learner cars all have a fully automatic gear shift.


Our automatic driving lessons in London start at just £10, which puts learning to drive within everyone’s reach, whether you’re a full time employee or a student.

If you’ve been involved in an accident that has left you with shattered confidence, Wimbledon Driving School is the perfect place to get your nerve back.


Our experienced, professional instructors are well-practised in putting their pupils at ease, making it astonishingly easy to regain your lost confidence and start to enjoy driving again.

Our pay as you go option allows you to take as many automatic driving lessons in London as you need to, without the pressure of committing to a full course.


Why not give us a call on 0203 524 7968 to book a trial lesson? Remember, one of our top-notch instructors will collect you at a time and place convenient to you, rain or shine.


Give Wimbledon Driving School a call today and take your first step towards passing your driving test first time and falling in love with driving all over again!

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