Manual Driving Lessons in Oxford

Oxford Manual Driving Lessons

 At Oxon Driving Tuitions we offer both manual and automatic driving lessons in Oxford. Deciding which is the best option for you will depend on a number of factors. It is therefore important that you fully understand these before you take this important decision in your life as a driver. 

 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.

What are the advantages of learning to drive on a manual car? 

The advantage to learning to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission is simply that if you pass your driving test in a manual vehicle you will receive a “full driving license” and not and “automatic driving license” and therefore you will be eligible to drive both automatic and manual cars.


Another advantage of learning to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission is that manual cars are generally less expensive to buy and are cheaper to run than automatic vehicles. It is also for this reason that manual driving lesson in Oxford cost slightly less than those for n automatic car. There are also entrenched fans of the gear stick who maintain that they feel more in control in a manual car and prefer it even in built-up areas with lots of gear changes

 What is 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. 

Oxon Driving Tuitions, one of the best Driving schools in Oxford

What we offer for Manual Driving lessons in Oxford

We offer manual driving lessons in Oxford a variety of different options that cater for those that need a simple refresher course, through to beginner drivers and overseas drivers looking to drive in the UK once their international license has expired and even advanced drivers.

  • A Mini Cooper Car To Learn To Drive In.
  • Expert, Fully Qualified, DVSA Driving Instructors.
  • First Driving Lesson Just £25!
  • Discount On Any Manual lesson Booking Over 10 Hours.
  • Pick-Ups and Drop Off at a Time and Place To Suit You
  • Pass Plus Driving Lessons support after you pass
Posted on Jul 13, 2020 by Sam

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Manual Driving Lessons in Oxford