Automatic Driving Lessons

Thinking about automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth?

Not sure if an automatic driving course is for you?

The advantage of automatic driving lessons Bournemouth is the absence of a clutch pedal and that gears are changed ‘automatically’ when the accelerator or brake pedals are used to increase or decrease the speed. Learning to drive is easier because there is no need to manually coordinate the clutch pedal, gear lever and accelerator.

No more stalling – no more clutch control – much easier slow manoeuvring – and depending on the automatic car you are driving – easy hill starts and much less or no rolling back.

How does this work? Well, imagine the engine is running and your right foot is pressing the brake pedal. Take off the brake and an automatic car creeps forward until the brake pedal is applied again. Alternatively squeeze the accelerator pedal after releasing the brake and an automatic car will increase speed more quickly.

The ability to creep forward just by changing the pressure on the foot-brake makes an automatic car much easier to control when creeping forwards. For example at a blind corner where it is hard to see. In many other situations, automatic driving lessons make learning to drive in Bournemouth much easier, less stressful and less frustrating.

Lesson prices for Automatic Driving Lessons Bournemouth:

1-hour driving lesson £42.00

Block of 10 hours. £400.00

Contact Us

We provide weekly and intensive driving courses for beginner, refresher and advanced drivers of all ages, standards and abilities.

Southampton Driving Lessons are now available! Fill in the form to contact our friendly instructor and book your lesson.

Fill in the following form, alternatively give us a call on:

07749 621632 (Automatic)

07818 220544 (Manual)


Depending on ability, you may require fewer driving lessons in an automatic and reduce the cost of your training.

Driving an automatic is easier and more relaxing when driving in slow-moving town traffic.

To control an automatic car in these situations needs only gentle pressure on and off the foot brake.

An automatic is easier to learn meaning you pass your driving test more quickly.

Changing gears and coordinating the clutch, accelerator and brake to control a manual car is difficult for some people who will be safer and have more control when learning to drive in an automatic.


Passing your test in an automatic car licenses you to drive a automatic car. A full automatic drivers license acts as a provisional for driving a manual car.

Car rental companies usually provide manual vehicles.

Cars with an automatic gearbox are less fuel efficient.

Automatic cars cost more to purchase and maintain than manual vehicles.

Instructor running costs are higher compared to a manual car, therefore, driving lessons Bournemouth are more expensive.

Less control of gears and engine braking and more use of brakes increases the risk of skidding in snow or ice.

To drive a manual in the future you will need more driving lessons and be supervised until you pass your driving test in a manual vehicle.

Instructor Vacancies

Due to the amount of ongoing enquiries, opportunities exist for an experienced fully qualified ADI to teach automatic in Southampton.

Manual or automatic driving lessons Bournemouth?


Having looked at the pros and cons of taking driving lessons and passing a test in an automatic car, it shows that the disadvantages of learning to drive in an automatic, outweigh the benefits. This is why most people today drive a manual car. If you have never driven and felt unsure whether to choose a manual or automatic, we recommend starting in a manual before moving on to the automatic driving lesson if required.

For advice on learning automatic driving lessons Bournemouth please contact Kingham’s Driving School today. We are always happy to help.


After stop-starting driving lessons for almost two years I passed my test on the second try! Steve was always very encouraging and supportive and I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor – thanks a lot!

Clare Hillsmith