DRIVE WITH CONFIDENCE
These days with automatic cars becoming more popular, you may wonder who is still driving manually. So why are we still teaching manual lessons?
There are many benefits:
Most beginner drivers learn in a manual car as that is what is most common. There’s no denying the initial learning curve is steeper with a manual clutch pedal and gearstick. However, putting in the extra effort is worth it as you will be able to drive both manual and automatics later on.
The great thing about driving a manual transmission car is that you have full control over your vehicle – there’s no computer telling you which gear you should be in!
SICK OF SWITCHING GEARS
Some people think that learning to drive in a manual car is hard and that it’s not for everyone. In busy cities, it’s necessary to change manual gears very often and use the clutch to drive. There are automatic cars that you can drive without using the clutch pedal, which makes the physical job of driving much easier. This can be helpful for people who want to live life without having to worry about the clutch pedal.
Automatic transmissions are generally easier to operate than manuals. There is a lot of traffic in cities, so you will need to stop and start regularly. This can be more tricky without an automatic car.
Ask about our automatic courses if you are planning on driving an automatic car. If you pass your test after learning on you will be restricted to driving automatic vehicles only
BE READY BEFORE THE DAY
The DVSA has estimated that 47 hours of driving lessons and 20 hours of private practice are required to pass the practical driving test. This only depicts the average acquisition of driving knowledge; everyone isn’t the same!
The test examiner will ask you several safety questions, known as show me, tell me questions. We will cover these in our lessons nearer to your driving test date. One question will require you to demonstrate performing a basic safety check and the other will require you to verbally explain.
An extended mock test permits all the driving test manoeuvres and emergency stops which you may be asked to conduct in the real driving test.
On the day of your driving test date your teacher will pick you up at the appointed time, usually shortly before the test is scheduled to begin. This allows you to briefly review your progress and work through any last-minute inquiries you may have.
GET AHEAD OF THE GAME WITH PASS PLUS
Pass Plus courses are currently one of the most popular ways for drivers who have passed their driving test to make sure they are fully aware of the skills needed to be a safe driver. It makes sense that many people are interested in these driving courses, as it’s an excellent way to improve their driving skills. Every driver should take a Pass Plus course.
The Pass Plus course, which is about 40 hours in total, includes both practical lessons and theory work. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of accidents resulting from inexperience by teaching new drivers about hazards they might not be familiar with. After completing a course, students are issued a certificate of completion.
On this course you are provided with feedback on your driving style and how to improve it, in order to reduce the risk of having an accident. This isn’t just to get your driving skills better – it can also help you save money too! The pass plus course can lead to reductions in premiums.
LEARN TO DRIVE. EXPERTLY TAUGHT
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