Benefits of learning to drive in an automatic car
Driving an automatic car has definite benefits. the car changes gear for you at the appropriate time, so you’ll never over-rev an automatic car and although your fuel consumption may be slightly less economical than a manual car, overall it can make a worthwhile difference in the level of effort required when driving on longer journeys.
Bristol roads are extremely busy and can be very exhausting and troublesome for a lot of learner drivers, driving an automatic car can make learning to drive a lot less stressful as all you need to do is control the brake and the accelerator. And with all the stop start required from driving the Bristol streets it can really make a positive difference to your journey. Also driving an automatic, enables you to concentrate on the roads and other road users rather than worrying if you are in the correct gear.
Those dreaded hill starts that all manual learner drivers fear are completely gone when driving an automatic as the car holds you still on a hill without the need for using the parking (hand) brake.
Another benefit for learner drivers in automatic cars is that you cannot stall an automatic, so pulling away at the lights on a driving lesson or test will always be smooth and controlled.
Automatic driving is also the future of driving, over the next few years we will see more and more electric and hybrid cars on our roads and by 2030 all cars new car will be fully electric which means that they will also be fully automatic as all fully electric or hybrid cars are automatic only. Driving an automatic now is showing that you are thinking about your future and the future of the planet we live on.
Because learning to drive in an automatic car is easier it should mean that you will need less hours to reach the driving test standard than you would with a conventional gear box and clutch which will save you money on learning to drive.
We often find this can also lead to you needing less overall driving lessons as you will pick up driving a lot quicker which can save you both time and money.
Even though you learn quicker it doesn’t mean you learn less, you are still examined on the same aspects of driving in your practical test.