Can you just take an automatic driving test?

Although you can take your driving test in an automatic vehicle, you will only be able to drive automatic cars with your licence. With a manual licence, on the other hand, you are free to drive both manual and automatic vehicles, giving you much more freedom when it comes to buying a car. Also consider that you have the option to upgrade our licence from a manual to an automatic one later if you need to. For this, you will need to retake the test in a manual car and get an upgraded licence if you pass.

In 2012, 70,429 car driving tests in the UK were conducted in automatic vehicles. Compare this to the 1,569,069 manual car tests taken in the same time period, and you can see only a fraction of learner drivers opt for automatic transmission.

The real question, however, is that can you just go and take a driving test without any driving lessons in Manchester?

The short answer is yes! While DVSA recommends all learners to have completed some driving lessons before appearing for a driving test, there is no evidence required. You are free to book a test and try your luck.

There’s no minimum number of lessons you must have done before you book and take your test.

So, why learn to drive in an automatic car?

Although the ratio of automatic to manual learners in the UK is relatively small, there is still a very large number of people choosing to take their driving lessons in automatic cars, and this could be for any number of reasons.

Automatic vehicles are much easier to drive for, for example, elderly and disabled people. Whilst getting used to the clutch is stress-free for some learners, many struggle to get to grips with the gears, and, in such cases, switching to an automatic car may well be the answer.

Automatic cars allow drivers to concentrate on aspects of driving other than clutch control and gear changes. It simplifies the learning process, making it much easier to get to grips with.

If you are looking for driving lessons in Manchester, contact Impulse Driving School now for experienced DVSA approved driving instructions in Manchester. We provide friendly staff for automatic driving lessons in Manchester who will fast track your way to get a driving licence.