Considering automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth and Poole?

Kinghams Driving School provides automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth and Poole for a beginner, intermediate and advanced learner drivers.

Everyone is different and for some people driving a manual car is just too difficult. You may have tried driving lessons in a manual vehicle and just not got on with the gears. Perhaps you have a physical impairment that prevents you from operating the clutch and gears manually. In either case, taking automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth or Poole and an automatic driving test may be the only way to proceed and obtain your full driving license.

Would automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth suit you better

Driving an automatic car is so much easier than driving a manual. Stopping and starting off steering, and controlling the car at very low speeds are easier because you only have to control the accelerator and brake pedals; both operated by the right foot only. So you either press the accelerator to go faster or the brake to slow down.

Clearly, it all requires judgement but compared to a manual car, taking automatic driving lessons in Poole or Bournemouth is a lot easier because the clutch pedal is missing. This means there is no stalling when moving off or stopping, no kangaroo hopping or getting the wrong gears. Our automatic driving lessons Poole means there is far less distraction from controlling the car and more time to watch the road and traffic situations ahead.

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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)

Automatic driving lesson cars are easier to control

At Kinghams Driving School in Bournemouth, our driving school Poole provides automatic driving lessons in modern small and medium-sized cars which are easier to control than a manual car. When you learn to drive in an automatic car, you will still learn at a pace that suits you, but the rate of learning compared to a manual car will be quicker.

However, automatic drivers must still master the same road skills and manoeuvres. The only difference is a technical one whereby that are clutch, and manual gear stick is missing.

There are several factors you will have bear in mind to pass the practical driving test such as:

A high standard of reversing



Mirrors and signals

Correct use of speed

General road awareness

Would automatic driving lessons suit you better?

Before you decide whether to take manual or automatic driving lessons in Bournemouth or Poole, it’s worth knowing that if you pass your test in an automatic, you will not be licensed to drive a manual car. That would be a separate test. Your decision to learn in an automatic could reduce your choices when buying or renting a car and could affect your driving career, especially if you decide to take a driving job at a later date, for example

If you decide later to drive commercial vehicles such as lorries, vans and cars. Makers of larger and medium-sized commercial vehicles tend to only manufacture manual transmission vehicles.  Automatics in this class tend to be very rare.


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


Booking your Bournemouth driving lessons

Once you have considered all options and decide to go ahead with automatic driving lessons then just contact us or text us your enquiry on the 07749 621632.