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Why Automatic?

Automatics are simpler to learn

The most difficult aspect of learning to drive in a manual car is the changing of gears. A complicated and frustrating task that requires lots of patience and practice, changing gears involves coordinating your feet with your pedals and moving the gear lever into different gears positions when starting and while driving.  Changing gears involves timing and great coordination while you focus on the road.


Driving lessons, therefore, are often overwhelming right from the start. A student's biggest fear is stalling at a junction which happens when the clutch pedal or gear selection is wrong. Add an anxious instructor, impatient cars and vans around you and it's easy to understand why so many students stop learning to drive.

Automatics are easier to drive

In an automatic car the gear changes are operated by the car. All you do is put the gear lever into D and press down on the gas pedal. The car will not stall and as a consequence driving is easier, smoother without harsh engine vibrations and less tiring in stop start traffic and tricky junctions. Don’t take our word for it, just ask your family and friends who already drive automatics!

The future of the motor car

Almost half of new car sales are now automatic. In most cases they cost no more than an equivalent manual model. Furthermore, it is now Government environmental policy that there will be a ban in the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2032. These cars will be replaced with electric and hybrid cars which only have automatic gears. It's conceivable that the manual car will disappear from our roads within 10 years. Therefore, future proof your driving by learning with Stop Stalling automatic driving school.

Senior Woman Driving

I am so glad that I found Franco. My driving confidence was in tatters and I was so resistant to getting behind the wheel again. As soon as I sat in his car I knew that this was going to be different. 

Rebecca, May 2019

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