We often get calls from customers asking for the price for manual or automatic lessons followed by the question,

“Why is automatic more expensive?”

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The simple reason is that automatic cars use more fuel than manual cars, and the insurance on an automatic vehicle is usually more expensive. There are many benefits to choosing manual cars, such as having more control over the vehicle and, in most cases, greater fuel efficiency. Not to mention, the insurance on manual cars is considerably cheaper.

Learning and passing the driving test in an automatic car

Driving an automatic car is much easier than a manual one because automatic cars free you from changing gears and speed up the learning process for new drivers. The majority of time in lessons is spent on learning to cope with various traffic situations, and on average, the number of lessons required to reach test standards for an automatic car is usually a lot less – but they are more expensive.

For some people, the advantage of driving an automatic car in London is priceless. It’s just one pedal to go and one to stop – using one foot. However, a significant disadvantage of passing a driving test in an automatic is that you are restricted to automatic vehicles only. You’d be breaking the law if you drive a manual car when you possess a driving license for just an automatic vehicle. This can be frustrating if you need to hire or borrow a friend’s manual car. You also benefit from a more efficient range of vehicles – getting your manual license means your car tends to be cheaper than the automatic version of the same make because the mechanisms are less complicated and consequently more reliable. Moreover, if you’re planning to drive in icy conditions, a manual car can offer greater control and perform better on slippery or dangerous roads!

Furthermore, with employment that offers a company car, the likelihood is that most of these cars will be manual – but if you hold a license to drive only automatic, it could limit your prospects considerably.

The automatic lessons cost £35.00 per hour every weekday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Evening and weekend lessons are £37 per hour. Subject to availability! 

Single Automatic Lesson

£35.00£37.00

Weekday pricing is based on 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday any other time outside of this is classed as an Evening, Weekend or Bank holiday.

Single Manual Lesson

£35.00£37.00

Weekday pricing is based on 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday any other time outside of this is classed as an Evening, Weekend or Bank holiday.

Single Student Lesson

£33.00£37.00

Weekday pricing is based on 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday any other time outside of this is classed as an Evening, Weekend or Bank holiday.