There comes a time in most people’s lives when they have to learn how to drive. Driving is one of the basic life skills that anyone above 17 years in the UK can learn.
Before going to an Automatic driving school in Croydon, there are some decisions you have to make regarding your driving lessons. First, you need to decide whether you want the training to be in manual cars, automatic cars, or both.
In the past two decades, automatic cars have overtaken manual cars and are now the most popular in the UK and all over the world. As such, it is not mandatory to learn how to drive a manual car to get a license in the UK.
However, if you do get a license after taking automatic driving lessons London, you will not be allowed to drive any manual cars until you have gone back to the driving school for manual lessons.
As many would confess, learning how to drive a manual car can be a daunting task. Many find it too difficult while some may be hindered by a type of disability getting in the way of changing gears.
If you are one of those people, the better option would be to go to automatic driving school instead.
Since there is no clutch pedal automatic cars are much easier to drive especially on congested city roads that require multiple gear changes. If you have been finding it difficult to manage and change gears in a manual car, you might find that taking automatic driving lessons instead is a faster and easier route to your license.
Luckily, we are a renowned driving school which has been providing high-quality automatic driving lessons London for years.
1. As is the case with any other types of driving lessons, you must first get your provisional driving license. The law does not allow any driving lessons to be offered to anybody without a provisional driving license.
You can make your application online when you attain the age of 15 years and 9 months.
You will be required to provide identification, your address information, your National Insurance number, among other key details.
After paying the £34 application week, it should take one week for your provisional license to be sent to you.
2. You must pass some eye tests to determine if you are a safety hazard on the road. To meet the standards required for drivers, you must be able to clearly read a UK number plate that was made after 2001 from 20 meters away.
If you have any eye problems, it is important to notify the DVLA at this stage. People who cannot see clearly without contact lenses and glasses must wear them at all times while driving.
3. You must be supervised by an authorized person or a qualified driving instructor when taking the driving lessons.
It is always better to get your training from a good driving school with highly trained and experienced driving instructors who will teach you all there is to know about driving.
We have a team of automatic driving instructors who will ensure you become a skilled driver who follows all the rules and knows how to take care of a vehicle.
If you have met all the legal requirements, you can start your automatic driving lessons any time you want. We have sufficient instructors and automatic vehicles to schedule a training session any time you want.
First, the instructor will teach you what every button, knob, lever, or switch in the car does and what the various lights on the dashboard mean.
The instructor will then guide you as you drive on various roads in London including highways and the busy roads. This is meant to give you a real-life experience so that you can be ready for anything when you are done with the training.
As a safety precaution, all our training vehicles have a dual steering system which allows instructors to take over control of the vehicle at any time.
When you are done with the practical lessons, you must now take on the theoretical part of driving which is just as important.
This includes learning about the rules relating to driving and most importantly all the road signs and what they mean. There are 3 main books to read; Know Your Traffic Signs, The Highway Code, and Driving – The Essential Skills. You can also get additional knowledge from online resources and also from our automatic driving instructors.
While taking the lessons it is important to learn at your own speed. There is no stipulated time which you should complete your driving lessons. If you need to, take your time till you grow enough confidence and skill to take on the test.
Automatic driving schools have grown in popularity over the past decade for the following reasons:
1. They are easier
Learning how to drive a manual car is not for everyone. Manual cars require a lot of multitasking since you are in charge of steering as well as constantly changing gears. A lot of people are not able to master manual cars which ends up delaying their license. Automatic cars, on the other hand, are easier to learn to drive since there is no clutch pedal to think about every minute.
2. They are cheaper
On average, you need approximately 30 hours to learn how to drive a manual car. For an automatic car, you only need 10 hours to complete your driving lessons. As a result, more resources have to be used in the manual driving lessons which makes them a lot more expensive than automatic driving lessons.
3. You can still get your license
You are not required to learn how to drive a manual car to get a valid driving license. If it is too hard for you, you can always take automatic driving lessons and get your license quicker and more easily. While you may not be allowed to drive annual cars after taking automatic driving lessons, there are so many automatic car options you’ll never need to drive a manual car ever in your life.
Get in touch with us today and start your automatic driving lessons immediately!