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Driving is a necessary skill. This skill can open up new avenues to freedom and independence. You may be looking to learn to drive because you have to commute to work or pick up your children from school. Or you just want to make it easier to get from A-B. Our friendly and experienced driving instructors can help you.

We welcome all levels of new drivers, from the 17-year-old who is looking for their first lesson to the more experienced who is looking for our other driving lesson packages.

Manual and automatic refer to the type transmission, or gears that your car has. A manual car requires that you change the gears yourself when necessary. As the name suggests an automatic car will change the gears automatically when needed.

What’s The Difference Between Manual And Automatic Cars?

Driving a manual car isn’t for everyone, especially if you live in a busy area where shifting gears and controlling the clutch are a daily part of your driving. Perhaps you’ve had driving lessons in a manual vehicle before but found it difficult to handle the gears. Drivers may choose to drive an automatic because they can’t change gears easily due to a disability. If this is you then don’t worry as you are not the only one. Many people find it easier to learn how to drive and pass their driving test in an automatic .

If you are driving an automatic transmission car, it will automatically change the gears for you. If your car has a manual transmission, you will have to change the gears by yourself.

Manual cars usually have three pedals, the clutch, brake, and accelerator. They also come with a gear stick, used in conjunction with the clutch to change gears. You use your left foot to operate the clutch, while your right foot is used for the other two. To change gears, you press the clutch down. When the clutch is down, you can then move the gearstick to select the required gear. The majority of manual cars will have a clutch pedal, however, some cars can replace the pedal with a trigger or a button on the gearstick.

Because an automatics car’s gears are changed automatically, it doesn’t have a clutch. As the vehicle speeds up, the gears will automatically change higher and as it slows down the gears will change to a lower gear. In an automatic car it is not necessary to be proficient in coordinating the accelerator, clutch, and gear lever. This makes it easier to learn how to drive an automatic car rather than a manual. A footrest is usually used in place of the clutch. Automatic cars do not have a clutch so they are very difficult to stall. Also, you won’t accidentally put the car into the wrong gear or grind the gears.

Manuals also have a different gear stick from Automatics. Manual cars have five, possibly 6, forward gears and one reverse gear. The main operations of the automatic gear stick include four major operations. Although there may be variations, they are (P) park, (D) drive, (N) neutral, and (R) reverse. The operation are very simple, with perhaps the exception of neutral that is used when your vehicle is stopped at traffic lights or in heavy congestion.

Another difference is that manual cars will not be move on the flat without using the accelerator, whereas an automatic car if put into drive or reverse will move all by itself. Although it won’t move very fast until your press the accelerator, it will still be moving. This is something to keep in mind if you want to switch from a manual to an automatic car.

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Manual cars are the most popular in the UK, but the number of automatics being manufactured is increasing. Automatics are generally more expensive to purchase as well as to run and maintain. They tend to consume more fuel than manual cars. Additionally, they are more expensive to maintain and to insure because they are more complex to make.

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What Are The Advantages Of Taking Driving Lessons In An Automatic Car?

Driving an automatic car is not necessarily any easier, it depends on the issues you are having. Learning in an automatic car won’t help you if your problem is observation

It is possible to learn to drive an automatic car if gear changes or clutch control are difficult for you. There is much less to consider when learning to drive in a city with lots of congestion. Because of the nature of urban driving, you will have to change gears often. This can be an issue for experienced drivers as well as those who are learning to drive a manual vehicle.

The automatic car allows you to take your driving exam without worrying about stalling or having to use clutch control. Because there are no gears so you do not need a clutch in an automatic car, it is much easier to perform manoeuvres like a turn in traffic or a hill start.

If you have difficulties with the gears in a manual car, an automatic car may be a better choice. You might find it easier to learn how to drive and pass your driving test.

Are There Downsides to Driving an Automatic Car?

As we have already mentioned, automatic cars are generally more expensive to buy, run and maintain. This is why automatic driving lessons are more expensive than manual driving lessons.

You should also remember that learning to drive and passing your test in an automatic does not allow you to drive a manual vehicle. You can drive both manual and automatic cars if your test is passed in a manual car.

Passing your driving test in an automatic vehicle may restrict your choices when it comes to renting or buying a car or van in the future. Also, if later you decide you would prefer to drive manual cars, then you’ll need to take another driving test.

Automatic cars have a lower pass rate than manual cars. Don’t let this discourage you though, as thousands of learners pass the driving test in automatic vehicles every year.

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DVSA Approved Driving Instructors

Our Driving Instructors offer high-quality driving lessons in Bradford for drivers of all ages abilities and levels. They are approved and registered with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and have years of experience No matter if you are a total novice, a returning driver after a break, or an experienced driver looking to improve your skills, our driving instructors will make you feel relaxed and confident.

No matter what your reason for learning, our driving instructors will help you pass your driving exam as fast and cheaply as possible. Each driving lesson and course is carefully designed to help you obtain your driving license as soon as possible.

If you choose to learn with one our driving instructors in Bradford, then you can rest assured that you are in the hands of a professional driving instructor who is qualified to help you improve your driving skills and teach you to drive safely. They aim to make you a competent and confident driver.

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Your First Driving Lesson In Bradford

Your instructor will have an introductory conversation to discuss your driving skills and experience. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t had any driving lessons previously as the majority of our customers have never taken driving lessons previously either. During the chat, the instructor will verify that your provisional licence is in good order, conduct an eye examination, and then explain the basics of the vehicle you will be learning in.

Local driving instructors know Bradford better than anyone else. Your driving lesson will begin in a quiet area away from cars and other road users, so that you can slowly build up your confidence. You will learn about the different pedals and how to steer, control your clutch, move off and stop. You’ll face new challenges as you improve your driving skills.

Your instructor will plan each lesson carefully so that you have the opportunity to drive through many junctions, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings in an easy-to-remember setting.

It is crucial that you learn to drive safely right from the start as bad habits can be difficult to break. Our driving instructors are trained to help you be safe on the roads and pass your driving test. They have extensive experience and knowledge of driving that they will use to help make you a confident and safer driver.

Your driving instructor will give you a record of your driving progress. Your progress record will include all the topics that you must master in order to drive safely throughout your driving career. These include techniques such as parallel parking, turning in the road (3-point turn), reversing around a corner, and an emergency stop. It will give you an overview of where you are at and the amount you still have to learn.

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The Driving Test Centre You Should Choose

It is entirely up to you which test centre you choose. However, the choice of the test centre can directly impact how you perform on the day, and whether you pass. We recommend that the test centre is located near where you have taken your lessons. This gives you the advantage to be familiar with the local roads and surroundings when you take your driving test.

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Are automatic lessons more expensive?

Automatic driving lessons are more expensive as the costs of insuring automatic cars is around 43% higher than manual cars of the same class – this is because automatic cars generally cost more to repair.

Should you put automatic in neutral when stopped?

Never put your vehicle in neutral at traffic lights You will be shifting gears every time to meet a stop light, subjecting them to unnecessary wear. You may have to replace them sooner than you thought. Avoid all this by letting the brakes do their job: leave the engine in drive and step on the brakes at the stoplight

How long does it take to pass automatic?

However, there's less to get to grips with when you take automatic driving lessons. This means many learners are able to pass after just 20 hours of lessons, as long as they also get some private practice.

Is it worth getting an automatic license?

Learning to drive in an automatic might help you take fewer driving lessons in order to reach test standard. What's more, if you've been really struggling with a manual then going for an automatic could mean the difference between you getting your licence and not getting your licence.


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