Learning to drive in a vehicle with a manual gear box will not suit everyone as not everyone can or will want to deal with the infamous left hand pedal commonly known as the clutch. You may be a person who has tried a driving lesson in a manual vehicle and found it too challenging or you simply didn’t enjoy it. You may be a more mature learner driver and simply want an easier learning experience and want an easy and more straight forward car to drive once you’ve passed your driving test. You may have a disability which prevents you from learning in a manual car. You may be thinking about the future and our constant new threat being Climate Change and how we can tackle it.
By 2040, the government target is effectively zero emissions from all new cars sold in the UK making it illegal to sell a brand new petrol or diesel car. The government is under constant pressure to bring forward this deadline and ban all sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032. With this ban coming, car manufacturers are developing new cleaner and more cost effective vehicles in the form of electric cars.
All electric cars MUST have an automatic gear box. So if the future is Electric Cars with Automatic Gearboxes then Automatic Driving Lessons WILL be the way forward for all learner drivers.
Many driving associations have said recently that our roads are becoming more and more congested every day and driving a vehicle with a clutch is no longer an enjoyable or comfortable experience due to endless clutch control in traffic. Many experts have also said that the clutch is already an obsolete technology and has no part in modern driving. A few high end car brands have already stopped selling cars with a manual gearbox. They include: Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln and Volvo. BMW will follow suit by 2024 as the technology is vastly developing including up to 10 gears making the car much more efficient.
When driving an automatic vehicle there is no clutch pedal so it’s far easier to move the vehicle as there are no gears to change either. There are also some great new technologies in cars these days such as automatic handbrakes and automatic hold to prevent the car from moving until the driver wants the car to move. As the learner doesn’t have to learn how to use the clutch and change the gears, getting to the driving test standard of driving and passing your driving test should be a lot quicker and cheaper as you will not have the worry of moving the car off, stalling the car and selecting and engaging the appropriate gears in specific driving scenarios.
The Automatic gear box does all the work for you!
Some people will simply prefer to drive automatic cars in their day to day driving activity.
If all of the above sounds appealing about learning to drive in an automatic car that’s great.
Once you have passed your driving test you will hold a Full UK Automatic Licence which will prepare you for the future of the driving industry.
Here at I Will Drive School of Motoring we will soon be able to offer automatic driving lessons in the following areas:
Barry, Rhoose, Penarth and the rest of the Vale of Glamorgan.
Bridgend and its surrounding areas.
Our customers will be able to take their practical driving tests in either Barry or Bridgend Test Centres.
If you have any questions please get in touch with us via our contact details or click on the following link:
Although shifting gears and working a clutch becomes second nature after a while, when you’re learning to drive it can take quite a lot of practice to master this skill. An automatic car makes it easier to focus more on speed and road position – and you can keep both hands on the wheel as you won’t have to change gear.
You’re also unlikely to stall in an automatic – which saves you the embarrassment of making a hash of hill starts or stalling just as the traffic lights change. Stalling an automatic transmission will only occur if there’s a mechanical issue
With the rise in popularity of electric which don’t have a gearbox so are effectively automatic, it’s anticipated that manual cars could disappear from UK roads in the very near future.
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