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Driving Made Easy: A Comprehensive Guide to Automatic Driving Lessons in Morden

Welcome to your comprehensive guide to automatic driving lessons in Morden. As automatic cars become increasingly popular, the demand for automatic driving lessons is on the rise. If you’re considering taking the plunge, this guide is for you.

Understanding Automatic Driving Lessons

Automatic driving lessons differ from manual lessons in that they remove the need to learn clutch control, making the learning process simpler for many. But is it worth just learning automatic? Absolutely. Automatic cars are becoming more prevalent, and being able to drive one can open up more opportunities for you.

The Cost of Automatic Driving Lessons

In Morden, the cost of automatic driving lessons typically falls between £35-£45 per hour. Wimbledon Driving School sits comfortably in the middle of this range, offering competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of instruction.

While some schools charge a few pounds extra for automatic lessons due to the higher cost of automatic cars, Wimbledon Driving School charges one price for either automatic or manual lessons. We want our clients to be comfortable and for cost not to be a factor in choosing what is the best transmission to aid in learning to drive and helping people become mobile.

So, are automatic lessons cheaper overall? It depends on how quickly you learn, but they can be.

The Learning Process

The number of lessons you’ll need to drive an automatic car varies depending on your previous driving experience and how quickly you pick up the skills. A quick learner might be ready for their test after about 25 hours of lessons.

The average learner, however, might need around 45 hours to fully prepare for the test. Some people might require more hours if necessary. As for whether automatic lessons are easier, most learners find the lack of a clutch and gear stick makes the learning process less complex.

The Automatic Driving Test

The automatic driving test in the UK is very similar to the manual test, but you’ll be using an automatic car. Many learners find the test less stressful without the worry of stalling or gear changes. The standard test lasts around 40 minutes, while an extended test lasts at least 60 minutes.

Automatic Driving Licence

Once you pass your automatic driving test, you’ll receive an automatic driving licence. This licence allows you to drive automatic cars, but not manual ones. Is it worth it? If you have no desire to drive a manual car, then absolutely. And yes, an automatic licence does count as a full UK driving licence.

Handling an Automatic Car

Driving an automatic car is straightforward once you get the hang of it. You’ll need to learn how to start and stop the car, how to change gears (even though there are fewer of them), and how to park. We’ll cover all these skills in your lessons, ensuring you’re confident on the road.

Common Misconceptions and Questions

There are many misconceptions about automatic cars. For instance, it’s almost impossible to stall an automatic car because the car controls the gears for you. And while automatic cars can roll back on a hill if the brake isn’t applied, most modern automatics have a hill-start assist feature to prevent this.

Wimbledon Driving School: Your Local Expert

When it comes to learning to drive in Morden, Wimbledon Driving School is your best choice. As an award-winning school, we’ve been voted one of the three best schools in London for the last three years.

We’re the most highly rated local school in South London, with a Trustpilot score of 5/5. Our team of instructors is diverse, accommodating the varied international community of clients in South London. We’re proud to have female instructors and instructors from diverse backgrounds. For more information about our female instructors in Morden, click here. To learn more about our services in Morden, visit our Morden page.

Hear From Our Happy Students

We’re proud of our high Trustpilot score, but nothing speaks louder than the words of our satisfied students. Here’s what one of our students, Dangsu Dang, had to say about their experience with our automatic driving lessons:

“Anyone looking for an automatic driving instructor, I recommend Faiza 110%. She is very professional, patient and won’t stop cheering for you. She won’t let you down and won’t give up on you easily no matter how many silly mistakes you make or how many bad days you may have. She believes in her students and does her best for the students like myself to become a safe driver. Don’t even hesitate, go and book your lessons with Faiza!😄 No regrets! Once again, thank you so much Faiza for being there for me during bad days and teaching me well. Now that I passed, will surely miss being your student and will carry on learning independently. 😊 Wish you all the best, and more students to come.” – Dangsu Dang

Flexible Learning Options

At Wimbledon Driving School, we understand that our clients lead busy lives. That’s why we offer a range of courses, including weekly lessons, Pass Plus courses, and intensive courses. Whatever your learning preference, we have a course to suit you.


From understanding what automatic driving lessons entail to handling an automatic car, we’ve covered it all. Now it’s time for you to take the next step.

Ready to master the wheels? With Wimbledon Driving School, the best-reviewed school in South London, you’re in safe hands. For the best tuition in automatic cars, book with the best. Call us at 02035247968 or book online. Don’t forget to check out our comprehensive guide to the local Morden Test Centre here. Start your driving journey with us today!

For more information on the rise of automatic cars, you can check out this article from SW Londoner.

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