Automatic driving lessons in Oxford
If you are looking for quality affordable Automatic driving lessons in Oxford with a local driving instructor, then you have reached the right place. We offer expert car tuitions with the most experienced and friendly automatic driving instructors in Oxford and surrounding areas. Our aim is to make sure to provide you with the best driving lessons experience and to boost your confidence.
We fully understand that everyone learns at a different pace and we will do our best to move you along at a rate that is suitable and comfortable for you, thus giving you the confidence that you require and ensuring that you get through your driving test in the shortest and safest possible time.
Why choosing our Oxford Automatic Driving Lessons?
The raison to choose our Oxford automatic driving lessons is that are affordable and designed for our pupil’s needs, making us the perfect choice for the learner driver, as well as providing confidence-boosting lessons for those who have had a bad experience in the past. If you live in the Oxfordshire area, we can provide a door to door service that fits easily into your daily routine. at any time of the day.
The difference between an automatic transmission and a manual transmission?
In a manual car, you have three pedals – the accelerator, the brake, and the clutch. You also have up to 6 forward gears, and one reverse gear. Whereas in an automatic vehicle you only have two foot peddles, the “accelerator” and the “break” and you use a forward gear “drive” or the “reverse” gear to go backwards and the gear changes are made automatically. When the transmission is put into “drive” the car will automatically select the correct gear according to the load on the engine and the road speed and will speed up when the accelerator is depressed.
On a manual car, the accelerator doesn’t necessarily make the car go faster. This is dependent on what you do with the clutch and the gears, and the brake pedal and the incorrect usage of the clutch and the gears can cause the engine to stall.
Advantages of Automatic Driving Lessons
Learning to drive in an automatic car can simplify your learning experience and make for a smoother and more enjoyable time.
While there are advantages to learning a manual, we will go over 4 advantages of getting automatic driving lessons in Oxford.
1. A simpler learning experience
The main advantage of driving a car with automatic transmission is how much simpler the experience is right from the moment you get in the car, including the process of actually starting your car up.
In a manual, you have to hold the clutch down while you start the ignition, and then while driving you to have to spend your time juggling clutch and gear shifts whenever increasing or decreasing speed. In an automatic car, this process is handled by the car itself, which lets you focus more on the road, traffic, communicating with your driving instructor, and identifying potential hazards.
2. Avoid stalling the car
One of the largest factors that delay learner drivers from taking those first steps and getting driving lessons, to begin with, is the thought of stalling the car in busy traffic. This can feel especially scary if you’re learning to drive in Sydney, Melbourne, or another large city with lots of traffic, or in an area that requires lots of stopping and starting on hills.
It is not possible for you to stall an automatic car (usually), as the way an automatic car transfers power from the engine to the wheel drive is different and doesn’t rely on manual input from the driver using the clutch.
3. Focus more on developing hazard perception skills
Automatic cars don’t require as much coordination as driving a manual since you’re not trying to divide your attention between external things like traffic and hazards, and internal things such as engine sounds, clutch and gear shift timings, or even successfully getting the stick into the correct gear.
Automatic driving lessons allow the learner driver to give the road, other traffic, and hazard identification that little bit more focus, and many beginner drivers find it easier to learn when they can give their full attention to communicating with their driving instructor.
Some people genuinely enjoy driving a manual and feel like an automatic isn’t as engaging, or they will argue that learning a manual will make you a better driver and you should learn in one from the beginning. While it’s true that learning in a manual teaches you advanced skills, learning in an automatic will not impact your ability to learn the most important elements of driving which will keep you safe on the road – and you may find that it helps you pay that extra bit of attention to the road.
4. Keep both hands on the wheel
In an automatic car, you’re able to keep both your hands on the steering wheel for much longer because you aren’t required to change gears manually. For more nervous learner drivers, this can help with confidence and feeling that you have more control of the car at all times.
If you just want to learn in the most comfortable setting, or if you’re just not sure you’ll ever use a manual car in the future and don’t think it’s necessary, then getting automatic driving lessons is a good way to help you gain the confidence and experience you need on the road. There’s nothing stopping you from coming back to it later on if you really want to learn to drive manual, and you can always bridge that skill gap when you’ve got a good base of confidence to build from.
Should I learn to drive a Manual or an Automatic car?
Learning to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission is more difficult than learning to drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission. This is simply because a manual car is more difficult to manoeuvre due to the added complexity of operating gears by using the clutch and gear stick to choose the most appropriate gear at the appropriate engine speed. The result of this is that you are likely to require more lessons in a manual vehicle before your driving instructor feels that you are ready to take your driving test. There are some situations when driving an automatic car might be a better option. For example, some disabilities might make it easier to operate an automatic car. And if you mostly drive on congested city roads, not having to constantly change gears could make journeys less tiring.
If environmental factors play a role in deciding which type of car you learn to drive in, you might be interested to know that hybrid and electric cars are all automatic, so there’s no gear stick. Even more impressively, electric vehicles use just a single gear for both accelerating and decelerating without impacting the car’s performance.
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