When it comes to your driving lessons there are two options open to you: manual driving lessons or automatic driving lessons. Opting to learn to drive in an automatic vehicle means you will need to do an automatic driving test rather than a manual test.
What’s The Difference Between Manual and Automatic?
Manual cars have a clutch, brake and accelerator. You change gears yourself using the clutch pedal and gear lever. Automatic cars have a brake and accelerator only, no clutch. The car changes gears for you, this makes learning to drive easier and generally means you will reach test standard with fewer driving lessons.
Because of the simpler driving style needed for automatic vehicles many new drivers feel that automatic driving lessons are easier while other new drivers enjoy the challenge and experience of driving a manual vehicle.
If you are in a rush to get your driving licence because of schooling, work or other reasons, you may want to consider focusing on passing your driver’s test in an automatic vehicle, as most drivers find that they need fewer lessons and pass their test quickly. You can always go back at a later date and take lessons in a manual vehicle and then test again for your manual driving licence.
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In an automatic car gears are changed automatically. As the speed increases the car will automatically change gears up and as the car slows down the gears will automatically change to an appropriate lower gear. You do not have to master the co-